Project Native Americans Teaming in Visual Empowerment

Project NATIVE

Project NATIVE (Native Americans Teaming in Visual Empowerment) serves Native Americans with low vision.
The program is working with low-vision Native Americans with a wide variety of levels of vision. The program is free and offered to individuals 18 and older. View our videos below for a quick program overview.

Participants are required to attend three workshops that provide a variety of opportunities to help low-vision individuals live independently, including:

  • Life Skills – safety issues around the home safely cooking and organizing medications
  • Orientation and Mobility – moving safely and efficiently around the home and in unfamiliar environments
  • Self-advocacy – knowing when, how and where to get assistance, standing up for one’s self, legal issues, groups
  • Assistive Reading, Low Vision Aids – utilizing the latest visual aids to watch TV, read, sew, books on tape
  • Recreation – visual aids to continue to play cards or dice or make arts and crafts

Each workshop is presented by a professional trainer and assisted by a Native American Visual Outreach Workers (VOWs).
Project NATIVE is funded by the Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

2014 Workshop Calendar

  • Jay, OK (January 17, 18, 25 and February 1)
  • Okmulgee, OK (March 21, 22, 29 and April 5)
  • Muskogee, OK (June 7, 21 and 28)
  • Call 918.456.5581 for eligibility information and an application.

Project NATIVE Downloads and Videos


2013 Annual Report
PowerPoint Presentation

Chamber of Commerce Insert (First in a Series)
Chamber of Commerce Insert (Second in a Series)
Chamber of Commerce Insert (Third in a Series)
Chamber of Commerce Insert (Fourth in a Series)


KTUL-TV Good Morning Oklahoma