Leading from the Roots
The featured projects shared below were developed and launched through a Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) grant. CBPAR is quite a mouth full, but beyond the title, it represents groups of community members coming together, seeking to define the needs of their own communities, and then doing something about it. The Leading from the Roots grant began in June 2018 with a small group of Heritage Craftspeople, Culture Bearers, and Traditional Artists who came together at Arbutus Folk School to plan collective research and actions in the Pacific Mountain region of Southwest Washington State. The projects featured below represent only a portion of the community action projects cultivated by the Leading from the Roots team. The FEAA has won an expansion grant for the Leading from the Roots project for 2021. Seven additional folk schools will join the project. Each school will document their work and their community projects through video.