Wyoming Indian Schools
Right before the close of the 2018-2019 school year we agreed to partner with three Wyoming Indian Schools that serve Shoshone and Arapaho students living on the Wind River Indian Reservation. We were able to provide period supplies for students to take home with them as they left school for summer break and jumped in with more period supplies in time for the 2019-2020 school year. The students received special support during 2019 through donations from university students in Texas Tech’s Raiderland Native American Student Association (RNASATTU) that we facilitated. The university students conducted a period supplies drive on campus in spring 2019 and sent off the collection to Wyoming Indian Schools.
During the pandemic we shipped our moon time bags and other period supplies to Cultural Mentor/Native Art Teacher Jenn RunsClosetoLodge, who made sure these were part of the grab and go food distribution program. We now have resumed period product distributions to the schools directly.
Wyoming Indian Schools is located on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming. We are the largest preK-12th grade school on the reservation. Partnering in June 2019 with Kwek has helped young women have access to personal health care products in the school as well as providing enough products for them to take home. During the reservation shelter in place order beginning in March of 2020, Kwek has provided not only personal care products, but also masks for not only our students but for our community during our organized grab and go food distribution program. Kwek is doing an outstanding job of ending period poverty in Indigenous communities and we are proud to partner with them!
Hohou, Hooweehoo, Pila Maya, Thank you
A Wyoming Indian School student showing her appreciation to The Kwek Society June 2019
Texas Tech students boxing up supplies for Wyoming Indian Schools