Basil and Kasa are Pacific Islanders of Samoan and Fijian Descent. They have a passion to work with their brothers and sisters of the Native American Community.
Basil and Kasa has had the privilege of living on the reservation at Round Valley (Covelo), in Northern California. Round Valley consists of seven tribes, six of which are the descendants of tribes that were forcefully displaced from other areas of the west coast. Round Valley, like every other Reservation, has its share of alcoholism, suicide and hopelessness, because of the atrocities perpetrated against the Native American people.
Their goal as Cultural People, is to implement programs that integrate Native American dances and traditional values to build relational bridges holistically – spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
They live on the reservation because it is crucial to developing trust and relationships. Their plan is to implement “life skills” programs for the children and young adults and also support families through the distribution of much needed necessities. Their goal is to embrace all age levels of the community.
Basil and Kasa travel to neighboring reservations building bridges of hope and ministering to different cultural groups; and have come to see the need for instilling greater hope for a better future for all Native People, strengthening identity and value through each distinctive group’s culture.
Contact Basil at: (707) 489-4995 or firstname.lastname@example.org