Our mission is to design a healthy, vibrant, and regenerative nature-based culture for ourselves, our children, and future generations. We are committed to practices that connect each one of us to our gifts and purpose in life, our intimate relationship with the land, and our ancient blueprint for cultural mentoring. . .
There is a map for each person in a community, with detailed instructions on how to facilitate awareness to self, nature, family, community, and spirit.
Imagine a community holistically mentoring these connections from generation to generation:
A. Connection to Self:
What is my gift to my community?
What is my vision?
What is this teaching me, and how can it help me to help others?
B. Connection to Nature:
Where is the nearest grey fox den to my home?
What local plants can heal my family’s sicknesses?
What is my role in being a steward of my bio-region?
How well do I know nature, and how well am I able to mentor this connection for others?
C. Connection to Community:
What is the oral history of my people?
What do we stand for?
Who are my elders?
Who are my adopted Aunts and Uncles that could lead me through a rite of passage?
This map has been laid down over time through the oral history of indigenous cultures around the world. This type of education is known as “cultural approaches to education” or Cultural Mentoring.
Each person has a specific role in the development of local culture, the raising of its children, and the fostering of regenerative stewardship of the land. These roles are both ancient and complex, all the while being highly intuitive. I refer to them as the human blueprint for natural learning.
There are four areas that sort out such natural methods of teaching and learning:
1. One-on-One Approaches
2. Cultural Mentoring and the Invisible School
3. Archetypal Awareness and Roles
4. Core Routines of Native Awareness
Reclaiming pieces of our human birthright is a pivotal experience in Cultural Mentoring. Aspects such as reclaiming of our elders, authentic rites of passage, and profound knowledge of place become commonplace when this type of education is pursued with a passion.
We all have access to these collective memories. Together we can piece back together the fabric of a well-designed, profoundly aware educational culture for all of us.