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The Core Routines

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: March 29, 2023
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These highly researched and time-tested routines serve as critical gateways to connecting with nature, being practiced regularly over sustained periods of time. They are outlined in the book Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature, by Jon Young, Ellen […]

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The Shikari Lineage

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This lineage of Trackers from the jungles of northern India, where our founder Matt Shull’s father was born, is closely linked to our school. The stories and skills of the Shikari were passed down directly to White Pine’s […]

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Coyote Mentoring Philosophy

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We owe the philosophy of Coyote Mentoring to the work of Tom Brown Jr. founder of The Tracker School in New Jersey. This system of storytelling, inspiration, shared passion and questioning guides students towards vision. The philosophy of […]

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8 Shields Curriculum

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This lineage began at The Tracker School founded by Tom Brown Jr., and was further developed by Jon Young at Wilderness Awareness School. Matt Shull and several of our staff have studied and currently study directly with these […]

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Primitive Skills Lineage

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The Primitive Skills lineage was founded by Errett Callahan in the United State Southwest. The society sought to promote the practice and teaching of aboriginal skills, foster communication between teachers and practitioners, and set standards for authenticity, ethics, and quality. We […]

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The Peacemaker Lineage

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The Peacemaker lineage from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy came to the 8 Shields lineage through the work of Chief Jake Swamp. The story of the Peacemaker is a beautiful saga of how 5 nations came to form a peace […]

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Hosting Beloved Elders

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At times we are honored to host Elders from Native American, African, Asian and European traditions. The Inner Tracking framework we have established at White Pine allows us to present culture in a way that is respectful and reverent without […]

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