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WHITE PINE ADULT PROGRAMS: The Shikari Wilderness System
We have 1 mission to reunite people and the natural world through community, original skills, and a sense of place. We do this by offering a framework through 9 pathways. Through these 9 pathways, there are 45 different guilds. An opportunity of 225 stepping stones to accomplish on your journey.
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We Stay Free.
01 Pathways in Traditional Societies
For traditional societies these Pathways were sacred guilds, filled with ceremony, sacrifice, and prohibition. This was not only essential for the preservation of information in an oral tradition, it also ensured the holistic integration of generations of hard earned knowledge.
02 Integration of Western and Traditional Cultures
At White Pine we are a part of a global Indigenous Skills/ Nature Connection Revolution. Our goal is to integrate the scientific, technological, ecological and cultural advancements of Western and Traditional cultures. We do this out of a sense of urgency that humans have to connect to the earth. Humbly, with the guidance of Elders we forge our own path. We are not Lakota, we are not European, we are not American. We are modern people with ancient DNA creating new Human Pathways.
03 Pathways in Practice
To foster the flourishing of culture around each of the Pathways we encourage students to return. For those who have been on the Path for some time, we offer increasingly complex curriculum as well as volunteer and mentorship roles. At the center of the Pathway Philosophy sits the Elders, those who have walked down each of the directions to mastery and returned. Here in the center, the fire of ancient wisdom still burns.