Institute for Indigenous
America Studies


304-212-2362 Ext: 3



Where are we located?

Our Campuses

Institute for Indigenous America Studies has two Locations for Indigenous learning through Living Yumwija Campus in West Virginia, USA, and Luk MaKoo Campus in Belize, Central America.

Yumwija, WV, USA operates from May to Nov 1st.
Luk Makoo campus in Belize operates from Nov 15th – May 1st

Our Campus in Belize

The Luk Makoo Belize CA campus offers the Indigenous American living experience program. Operating from Nov 15th – May 1st, the Indigenous America living experience program is for students with Amerindian heritage seeking to fully experience living from their ancestral   Amerindian life consciousness and culture. The Indigenous America living curriculum is an integrated living experience for hands on learning and practicum in ancient Amerindian heritage culture skills and building technology for living as a part of natural culture of Earth. The curriculum includes, drumming, Indigenous health, dance, indigenous horticulture, pottery, traditional ceremonial, and spiritual arts, as well as Earth building technology. IIAS Belize Campus is situated on 4 acres, located on the International Southern highway in Mafredi, Belizemaintains the foundation for natural  human development, Implementation of these values results in  respect for family, community, and sustains the human character development needed to have emotional balance, mental well-being, and productivity from human beings towards the continuation of the development for their humanity  as a people and their future generations with and for their section of Earth.

Weekend Retreats /Indigenous Ceremonies Dance and Drumming

The "Clay People"

The sun is about to rise and we need to awaken and prepare got the one who nourishes us and remember the old days of our culture. How else can we be sure that we will be involved and remembered on Our Earth. Let’s try again to make intelligent and respectful creations and beauty that will sustain us and sing about our arts.

Our Campus in Belize

The Luk Makoo House

Located Manfredi Village, Toledo District, Belize, Central America

The Yumwija

Yumwija Campus in West Virginia, USA