Introducing Agriculture
June 6, 2014

My name is Candice Rhodd. I am 29 years old. I have five children.  I am a single parent to my seven year old son Eagle. My other children I keep every other weekend. I enjoy singing my tribal songs, learning my culture, traditions, and heritage. I really love working with children and young adults. I enjoy teaching anyone about Spirituality. I currently attend Sweat lodge ceremonies, Sundance ceremonies, Peyote meetings of the Native American Church. I am a member of the Ponca Indian United Methodist Church located in White Eagle, Oklahoma. I graduated from Ponca City High school in May, 2002. I am currently a sophomore in college. I am currently studying Psychology and Sociology. I am a song-writer of contemporary Native American music.

I am currently doing my intern with the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma Agriculture Department. I work under Amos Hinton. Amos is a member of the Ponca tribe of Oklahoma. One of my main goals with this department is to learn from Amos and the departments on how to grow, produce, cultivate, and harvest vegetables/fruits. I will be learning healthier eating, and learning the ability to market the product. I will continue to focus on another goal, and this goal is going to be me learning how to live on ten acres, or less, and be able to farm the land, use the farming equipment, and tools to ensure me and my family a healthier future.

The Ponca Agriculture department
The Ponca Agriculture department
Me and my brother Mekasi planting our sacred red corn in our ancient homeland. Nebraska
Me and my brother Mekasi planting our sacred red corn in our ancient homeland. Nebraska