ABOUT CANA FOUNDATION

Horses, Humans & Habitat

CANA Foundation advocates for wild horses as essential to ecological & spiritual balance.

CANA Foundation is a 501 (c)3 New York-based rewilding organization.

CANA Foundation’s re-wilding initiatives foster community empowerment,  land conservation and the sustainable management and preservation of America’s wild horse populations.

CANA Foundation rescues, re-wilds, and re-homes wild horses in order to improve their quality of life and ensure that they can live with dignity in a protected habitat, free from the risk of slaughter and out of Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  holding facilities. 

These initiatives simultaneously provide humanitarian incentives to the communities that welcome them home, while also empowering those with the knowledge and understanding of natural law and the original creation to become rightful stewards once again.

Rewilding

RE-WILDING represents the belief that through protection of our indigenous species, conservation of our land and natural resources, and reconnecting to our native cultural heritage and traditions we can restore balance to our environment and our selves.  Rewilding responsibly supports harmony between humans, plants, and animals that encourages a beneficial and thriving ecosystem for today and tomorrow.

Our Initiatives

CANA Foundation Initiatives work through a combination of grants, advocacy efforts, public awareness campaigns and large scale media initiatives. 

We invite you to learn more about our projects and initiatives below and encourage you to become inspired and join the movement to rewild our world.

CANA’s​ ​Non Partisan, Long Term, Sustainable Rewilding​ ​Initiatives:

  • Rescue, rewild and rehome America’s wild horses held in taxpayer funded holding facilities and at risk of roundups. 
  • ​Save​ ​and​ ​repurpose​ ​tax​ ​dollars​ ​in​ ​a​ ​more​ ​humane​ ​and​ ​considerate​ ​way.
  • Conserves and protects large tracts of American landscapes and habitats.
  • Work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Bureau of Land Management (BLM)​ ​to​ ​relieve​ ​the overcrowding​ ​of​ ​horses​ ​in​ ​holding​ ​pens.
  • Unites native horses with native communities 
    • Native people can reconnect​ ​with​ ​their​ ​traditional​ ​ways​ ​and​ ​culture​ ​through​ ​the​ ​presence​ ​of​ ​the​ ​wild​ ​horse​ ​energy.
  • Empower those with the knowledge and understanding of natural law and the original creation to become rightful stewards once again.
  • Assist​ ​in​ ​creating​ ​opportunities​ & humanitarian initiatives ​for​ ​local​ ​communities that welcome horses onto their land:
    • Economic​ ​and​ ​Social​ ​Development​ ​Opportunities
    • Job​ ​Training​ ​Opportunities
    • Cultural​ ​Awareness​ ​Programs
    • Healthcare​ ​Initiatives
    • Organic​ ​Farming​ ​Initiatives
    • ​Environmentally Friendly​ ​and​ ​Sustainable​ ​Commerce​ ​Projects

Galloping To Freedom: Saving The Adobe Town Appaloosas

Discover the story of how CANA Foundation teamed up with our partner and acclaimed photographer Carol Walker to reunite a band of horses separated by the infamous BLM 2014 Checkerboard Roundup.

Rewilding

Re-igniting Horse Culture in Native Communities  

This project, currently spearheaded by artist, activist and CANA Foundation ambassador Moses Brings Plenty addresses the controversial “overpopulation” of America’s wild horses through a unique rewilding opportunity.

CANA​ ​works​ ​to​ ​transport​ ​wild​ ​horses from BLM holding pens and places them​ ​on granted ​native lands to provide environmental, cultural and economic benefits to the local communities. 

This not​ ​only​ ​protects​ ​&​ ​preserves​ ​our​ wild ​horse​ ​populations,​ ​it​ ​honors​ ​two​ ​nations​ ​who​ ​have​ ​long suffered​ ​similar​ ​plights​,​ ​allowing​ ​them​​ ​an​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​rewild together. 

Prayer Keepers Sage Bundling Project

CANA Foundation’s Prayer Keepers project aims to reconnect native communities with their cultural and spiritual heritage while providing employment opportunities on reservations.

Native grandmothers (often times with the assistance of their daughters or granddaughters) collect, bundle and bless these sage smudge sticks by hand in the traditional fashion passing on this important cultural and spiritual knowledge to younger generations.

Our Humanifesto

Treat the earth, and all creatures great and small, with respect.
Remain close to your inner purpose.
Show great consideration for your fellow beings.
Work together for the benefit of all mankind.
Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
Do what you know to be intuitively correct.
Look after the well being of your mind and body.
Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good, “Pay it forward.”
Be truthful and honest with yourself at all times.
Take full responsibility for your actions.

Be Naturally Considerate

 

CANA FOUNDATION

We’re committed to transparency and our mission to save our #WildOnes, that’s why we received a “Gold” rating from GuideStar, the world’s leading source for information about non-profit organizations.