Many at risk youth who are aging out of Foster Care are falling through the cracks. So, as a former Child Protection Social Worker, I’ve designed a model apprenticeship program to teach young people agriculture and building trades, along with life skills. We created Tranquil Oasis Youth Apprenticeship Program to work with young people, who’re motivated to change their lives. https://youtu.be/QYv_k7NinpA We’re located on 9 acres in the Native American Community of Wassamassaw, on land my Great Grandfather, Joseph McQueen purchased in November of 1898. He bought this land from a relative named, William Varner. In essence, we are both providing a service; as well as, reclaiming our ancestral roots by returning to the land at our family homestead in Wassamassaw. Your support will help our team of experts help youth gain valuable employment and life skills that will empower them in the future. So please take a look at our go fund me campaign at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tranquil-oasis-youth-apprenticeship-program?qid=e35408f947e95af636bf2b95b9dca89e
BOOK SIGNING & MOUND TREKKING:
In June of 2019, I embarked on a National Book Tour and visited numerous cities, including Charleston, Columbia and Goose Creek, South Carolina, Lithonia and Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. The most unique experience was hosting a Mound Trek to an unexcavated Red Stick Creek Burial Mound Site following a Power Point Presentation & Book Signing at Flat Rock Archives in Lithonia, Georgia.
In March 2019, I kicked it all off with an International Book Launch at the Library in Scarborough, Tobago. The highlight was an opening and closing performance by Songstress and Acoustic Guitarist, N’Zingha Job, who’s late father, Dr. Morgan Job inspired me to write Moundbuilders of Ancient America: A Legacy Reclaimed on a chance encounter in 2015. Dr. Job had stopped me to ask whether I was Amer-Indian. He told me he asked because in his work in Latin America he had met people in both Peru & Mexico whom I looked like. That was simply further confirmation for continuing my research and work toward publishing this book on our Black-Indigenous Muskogee/Creek Heritage. It was further validated when all these Ancestors (Mesoamerican & Mississippian) showed up in my, and a Maternal Uncle, Robert McQueen’s DNA test results in 2017 and 2018. DNA does not lie……