Know Allegiance Nation (KAN) is a village building enterprise that seeks to build a nation of knowledge seekers through consciousness raising and literacy attainment.
We teach and provide literacy programs to youth to grow their knowledge, so that they can grow up to pass knowledge on to the next generation. We are raising the next Elders that will nurture villages/communities. We affectionately call the young people Emerging Elders.
We organize. We train and mobilize volunteers and emerging leaders to take direct action in bettering their communities.
There are 4 main pillars of Know Allegiance Nation – Basic Literacy, Advanced Literacy, Survival Literacy, & Adult Literacy. We teach basic literacy through poetry and entrepreneurship, advanced literacy through broadcast journalism and survival literacy through sustainable agriculture and agrarianism. Our Adult Literacy work is done through a co-op bookstore dedicated to MI Authors of Color.