Open Collective
Open Collective
Mid-Winter catch up!
Published on December 28, 2022 by Rad Pereira

Hey friends and supporters,

We hope you had a beautiful and restful Solstice! We're so grateful for your contributions to our work this year, it would not be possible without all your generous support. We wanted to give you a quick glimpse into all we've been able to accomplish this year and what we're planning for next year. Hope you can join us for some onsite programming next year!
  • Donated over 5,000 masks to Akwesasne Mohawk community
  • Distributed home made healing salves, jam and corn seedlings throughout Haudenosaunee communities
  • Strengthening connections with our Haudenosaunee communities by donating 100lbs of food and medicines, as well as volunteering and visiting existing farms and land projects
  • Obtained non-profit fiscal sponsorship via Open Collective Foundation and successfully launched two fundraising campaigns via social media raising over 15k
  • Building community in the Hudson Valley and also among Haudenosaunee 2LGBTQIA+ throughout our traditional homelands known as NY State.
  • Donated medicine to a historic gathering of Lenni Lenapexkweyok matriarchs in Lenapehoking
  • Launched speakership series attended by over 100 people that featured 8 Haudenosaunee and QTBIPOC folks with land projects & land reclamation actions
  • Study, network, and learn from and with a variety of QTBIPOC land projects across Turtle Island to explore models of organizing communally, examples of solidarity economies, and stories of success and struggles on land reclamation
  • Hosted a 3-day retreat with 8 our friends and collaborators to build a strategy for our 2023 plans
In 2023 we are planning to:
  • Lease land to grow food and save seeds to donate and distribute
  • Carry out established partnership with Akwesasne Seed Hub to  receive a greenhouse for seed grow outs of traditional heirloom strains of beans to add to Haudenosaunee Seed Supply
  • Organize annual trip for herbalist mutual aid group we co-founded to harvest medicine in our homelands
  • Native Tree Give Away via Open Collective
  • Host and organize activities for culture, land & arts programming
  • Host and organize community volunteer days throughout the planting and harvest season
  • Create collaborative cooking programming to share indigenous cuisine 
  • Find our forever home
  • Continue capacity building between our collaborators for future plans
nia:wén and obrigade,
Iron Path Farms team