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We are home to the Wilderness Guide, Guardian Training, and Wild Moon Immersion Programs, the only wilderness living experiences of their kind. They were created because the modern way of life has isolated us from the Earth, each other, and our intrinsic selves. This has left many of us with a profound emptiness--confused and frustrated by our deep unmet yearnings for self-knowing and relevant relationship. Our mission is to facilitate the connection to self, and to the Earth. Learning bush crafts and hunting-foraging skills is an important part of the process, yet it is not enough... (Read more)

Guardian Intensive Training 2014 still has openings! This intensive program is focusing on the Guardian way. You start the training with an online course that guides you to integrate awareness practices in your everyday life. This is followed by time in the field immersed in the Headwaters Wilderness. To read about last year’s Guardian Training check out the Guardian Yearlong Blog. Your role as Guardian is multifaceted--to serve as scout and emissary, provider and protector... Read More.
The Wild Moon is now accepting applications: Come immerse yourself in the wild ricing moon and spend a moon living every day as a multi-generational old-way clan. We are holding our annual wild-ricing children's moon, where experienced parents and co-parents will take part in clan-based parenting, grow in relationship with a rice lake, and gather wild rice for the coming year. Can't come for a moon? Join the Wild Week.
Past Yearlongs Read first hand accounts of our programs at the 2012-13 Family Yearlong Blog, 2011-12 Wilderness Guide Chronicles, and stories from the Wild Moons.




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Guardian-Warrior Training Guardian-Warrior Training

Training to serve the circle of life requires developing all of our facets, finding what challenges us, and questioning our limits. The training itself is multi-faceted; it includes a wilderness immersion component as well as an on-line course, which integrates guardian awareness into everyday life.

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Wild Moon Immersion Wild Moon Immersion

Be an honored guest at an old way encampment, similar to the scouting camps of our ancestors. Learn by observation and imitation, living with graduates of the Wilderness Guide Program, with excursions, craftwork, and hunting-foraging constantly going on.

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Wilderness Guide Program Wilderness Guide Program

Experiential learning is the cornerstone of this 11-month wilderness immersion experience. Live day-to-day in a native- modeled encampment, learning and practicing the essential qualitative skills of communication and cooperation, along with all the skills needed to build, maintain, and live in a North Woods native camp.

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Nadmadewining Community Nadmadewining Community

Our multi-faceted administrative campus and intentional healing community is called Nadmadewining, Ojibwe for Support Camp. School staff integrate the skills, customs, and awarenesses of native lifeway in our hybrid life that incorporates modern communication technology. Home to our budding children's culture.

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