Maya Diaz-Villalta

Maya Diaz-Villalta – Naturalmente Indigena

Date grant awarded: April 2, 2018

Grantee Name: Maya Diaz-Villalta
Project Name: Naturalmente Indigena
Grant Location: Northern California, USA

Funding Partner: California Endowment 

Project Description: Naturalmente Indigena is a youth-led project that aims to organize activities to maintain our connection to Mother Earth, indigenous ceremony, and promoting advocacy and awareness of environmental and indigenous causes. Naturalmente Indigena’s goal is to have children of color connect with their culture and environment, and encourage higher education.

If we connect to our culture, we can develop a stronger love for our earth, and a stronger urge to protect it. Through this project, we hope to show children of color their unique culture and put them on a good path that they can grow from.