About Brave Fox Inc

Exploring Sustainable Living with power, food, and home

The Garden

As for the gardening, I learned what we do today from John Thunder Hawk. We till the ground around our plants and I hear sometimes that isn’t the best practice. I also sell pickles at our store – I buy them in 5 gallon pails. Last year, I cut the bottom off of 90 buckets and covered all my plants except for the ones with vines (melons, cucs, squash, etc.). I thought this would be an easier way to garden, less tilling and less weeding, less work. I didn’t till, I mowed and I only weeded inside the buckets. I got the veggies but they weren’t as lush and I got a lot of stickers, probably the most stickers ever. I am still getting stuck this year. I went back to tilling up the garden. We grow everything; radish, onions, beats, tomatoes, corn, watermelon, muskmelon, all the squash, potatoes, celery, green beans, peas, rutabaga, cabbage, herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc… My wife Nicole (John’s daughter) likes to can tomatoes and beats so we try to put a lot in. I like to pickle cucumbers but everyone eats them before I can harvest enough. I like to make potato, green bean, and salt pork soup. I only like planting the vegetables – I don’t care or want to plant flower or grass gardens. My wife enjoys the flower/grass stuff.

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My Experience

Dave Archambault II formerly served as a tribal council person for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe located in Fort Yates, North Dakota. While on Tribal Council, he focused on economic development, renewable energy, and government reform. Dave attended NDSU and the University of Mary. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in management. Dave has owned and operated a small convenience store in his community since 2002. Archambault has served on various boards as an elected official and is currently the board chair for Sitting Bull College. Today, Dave works at United Tribes Technical College as the Director of an ETA/DOL TAACCCT Grant – “Tribal College Consortium for Developing Montana and North Dakota Workforce (TCC DeMaND Workforce),” a project that focuses on developing the workforce in Indian Country through Tribal College trainings and industry partnerships. Continue reading

The Buffalo

“The Buffalo”


There use to be 10’s of millions of buffalo in three great migration 
herds that lived on the Great Plains of America.  They moved North & 
South from Canada to Mexico setting a cycle of life for everything.
They literally shaped the landscape and worked hand in hand with water
 in giving everything a chance to grow and flourish.  Their hooves
 aerated the soil for so native plants could grow. They would graze 
patches and developed perfect habitats for prairie dogs and all small
 animals. They would wallo and spread seed across vast masses of land, 
that was necessary for all life to exist on the Great Plains.
Our ancestors followed buffalo and grew to better understand the 
relationships between everything.  They observed how the buffalo carried
 them selves as responsible respectful beings.

Important teachings and lessons for life came from buffalo.
Our creation story, the white buffalo calf woman, and how the buffalo 
followed the stars are all examples of the buffalo’s influence upon our 
thought and philosophy. And so our ancestors were thankful for this great 
relative and respected him because he not only shared teachings but he
 gave himself so that we could have food, clothing, shelters, and

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When the buffalo almost went extinct, everything across the prairie
 changed. Our people changed. Today the buffalo numbers are coming 
back. We see care takers and scientists who are finally realizing the need for this majestic animal. The buffalo story is our story too. As we see our brothers recovery from near extinction, so too are we becoming aware of our own, and it is time for our people to begin our recovery.
The prairies perhaps will never be the same but our brother th
e buffalo, and our people have a real responsibility to move 
It is comeback time and this is why our brother has been selected as a
 symbol for my campaign.