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Native American Community Academy (February 20, 2020)

Land Based Learning & Healing Team Member


In December 2018, the Native American Community Academy (NACA) came into
ownership of 50 acres of land within the occupied traditional territory of the Tiwa people, located on the east side of the Sandia Mountains. We at NACA formally acknowledge that colonization has dispossessed Indigenous peoples’ relationships to the land; the land being our primary source of knowledge, strength and wellness.

  1. Thus, the vision for this property is to strengthen our dedication to heal from and transcend beyond these impacts of colonization by implementing Indigenous educational practices that ‘reinsert’ our students “into relationships with and on the land as a mode of education” and “cultural regeneration.”
  2. As a school, we are moving beyond merely talking “about the land within conventional classroom settings.”
  3. We strive to increasingly re-engage our students “ in conversations with the land and on the land in a physical, social and spiritual sense.”
  4. By now having a land mass where our students can actively ‘re-embed’ themselves within these intricate relationships belonging to Earth Mother, we restore our original source of Indigenous intellectual development, wellness and resurgence.

The Team:

We are currently seeking and hiring a "Land-Based Learning and Healing" team that is deeply dedicated to assisting NACA in further materializing this vision. This team will support our school community in the establishment and development of our "Land-Based Learning and Healing Camp" that will be located on the 50 acres in the mountains. This camp will serve as a vital learning and healing space for students, staff, and community, as well as developing other learning opportunities rooted in the land.

For more details on this position please visit our school website.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume or CV along with a letter of interest in the position to Josh Krause at