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Maise's Rite of Competence

The morning was rainy, but as the guests began to arrive, the sun came out. Maise was very excited. She was donning a skirt she had made for the occasion, along with a headdress her auntie had made. We had set up a fire circle with a threshold…
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Lilliana's Rite of Competence

Greetings everyone, Last year my family attended Art of Mentoring and it was a very transformative experience.  One of the most touching moments was the ceremony that was held to send off and receive the teens on their 3 day trip to the…
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Jasper's Rite of Competence Ceremony

Hi all, I wanted to share the story of Jasper’s ceremony last weekend with those of you who couldn’t make it. It was a really fun day.  Jasper greeted everyone by putting animal cards on their backs for a guessing game. We gathered…
Resilient Coyote's at Standing Rock
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Coyote's at Standing Rock

Hey Dapl/Morton/Army Corps... "For more than a century, human beings have waged a war on coyotes, killing them with poison, traps, guns, hunting dogs, and a variety of other cruel coyote killing methods. Nonetheless, the wary nature of…
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What do you believe in ?

Hi Mark, This week has been very hard.  I am beside myself after the results of Tuesday.  Coming to work has felt very challenging... my mind is blank... The thought of our country being run by this hateful man makes me feel sad and,…
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What's the most effective way to create change in a ...community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood...

Cultural Mentoring is not the first thing to roll out of someone's mouth when asked the question: What's the most effective way to create change in a ...community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood... There is a powerful…
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Resilient Children (Part One)

Okay I could tell stories about this all day. For example, yesterday I was picking my daughter up from an afterschool sport, cross country running. The teacher had that close call look on her face, and as a parent of a woodsy girl, I expected…