Elemental Awareness Visits the Navajo Rez

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For the past decade, Elemental Awareness has been doing events on the Window Rock Navajo Reservation.  In this time, we have met an amazing Family who have helped us connect with the kids and the local community.  Gino and Molly Antonio have shared their home and let us be a part of their community for quite some time now.  They are pillars in their community and are active in the preservation of their Navajo culture and making sure the traditions and customs are passed down to the next generation.  They have started an organization called “Pollen Circles”  that does just that.  They work with kids through the traditional ways of living.  Their latest project is “The Navajo Horse Healing Project.”  which “bring peace and healing to rescued equines.”  For more information on this project click here.

E.A. Leadership Retreat

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On March 19th 2015, Elemental Awareness took a hand full young adults who have expressed interest or are currently working with youth up to Element Skate Camp for a 4 day camping retreat.  The weekend was full of Skating, workshops, hiking and storytelling around the fire.  While we were at Element Skate Camp, the camp facilities such as water, electricity and bathrooms were unavailable.  This means we had to pack our own water, food, tents and toiletries.  This made for a more rustic camping experience than normal.  We started the weekend as individuals excited for the weekend and left friends who have shared experiences and shared goals for the future. Thanks so much for everyone who was involved in making this trip a success.

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Winter Count 2015

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The Elemental Awareness Foundation staff rolls out to Winter Count every year to spend a week in the Desert outside of Phoenix, AZ. Winter Count is one of the largest gathering of wilderness guides, outdoor enthusiasts and primitive living practitioners. They come out to the Sonoran Desert to get away from technology and explore ancient ways of living closer to the source of life. We spend the week learning new skills to take back with us to teach at skate camp through the Elemental Awareness Wilderness Program. Campers will learn shelter building, fire by friction, water purification and natural foraging for food. Check out the photos from our week out in Arizona and be sure to sign up for Element YMCA Skate Camp this summer.  For more information on Winter Count, click here!

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Special thanks to Tom McElroy and Dylan Christopher for all the amazing photos!