Project Overview

The Urban Lifeways Project works with Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Flagstaff, Arizona to maintain a connection to culture and the environment while living in an urban setting. We do this through programs in urban agriculture, public art, community composting, and youth leadership development that incorporate traditional teachings from our communities into a contemporary urban environment.

All of our programs are youth-led and operated through a summer internship program hosted at a local high school. By engaging youth in our programming every step of the way, from the organizing to the implementation, we are helping develop leadership capacity for our community’s next generation of leaders.