Since 1996, I’ve been mentoring youth, including this young man to my left, Luka Negoita.
Occasionally I get to know the family, deeper bonds form, sometime rites of passage are facilitated
and what develops is an adoption of kin, of extended family. Luka is my nephew in this way. He spent
many day and weeks in mentoring environments over the years: Coyote Camp, Art of Mentoring, Boys Sacred Fire Initiation, to name a few. Deep Nature Connection has been a core theme in these mentoring environments. Luka has gone on to graduate from the College of the Atlantic in Human Ecology, and in his own words: ” I enjoy studying the human ecology of plants. My interests include: Botany, Drawing, Photography, Gardening, Alternative Energy, Natural History, Rock Climbing, Wilderness Survival Skills, Ecological Awareness, and Teaching.”
He now has an epic project that he is deeply passionate about, reclaiming the old ways before they are gone. Way to go Luka !
I am deeply thankful for the next generation !
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Luka’s Kickstarter fundraising video for his trip to Romania to preserve the Old Ways