Foundations of Indigenous Wisdom


Cosponsored by Watersong Peace Chamber and Foundation for Earths Ancestral Voices

July 20-22

This workshop highlights the power of indigenous wisdom that is passed down through the generations. We make this wisdom accessible through stories and community experiences designed to help us live greater lives.  We will explore how to turn misappropriation into cultural restoration. This is what Nancy calls “Native American Home Training” which is a respectful approach to indigenous cultures.  

We will explore how to honor age and life stage, how to develop a healthy Elderhood and how to rediscover elements of culture which are rare in the western world.

Our end goal is to understand and embody the powerful culture that is our human blueprint.  We explore how to change the world by connecting on a deeper level with nature, with indigenous wisdom and with one another.


Friday, July 20-22, 2018

7 PM Friday- 4 PM Sunday

Eco-Institute Gazebo, Kitchen, Barn Loft

Overnight stays optionsavailable
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Includes fresh, wholesome lunch on Saturday and Sunday

Full Weekend $220 - All included
Saturday ONLY $100 - Includes admission for Saturday portion of the workshop
Friday Storytelling Night ONLY $20 - Includes admission to Friday night's storytelling only



The Eco-Institute Environmental Education Chapel Hill NC Nancy Basket

Nancy Basket

Nancy Basket is Cherokee on her dad’s side and German on her mother’s. She came south 26 years ago to learn stories of respect to tell her children and public school students. As a South Carolina artist in education, Cherokee elders found her and shared many more stories NOT in books. Nancy incorporates native principles and indigenous styles of community building into all that she does. She will share traditional stories, and she will invite you to ask questions in order to hear the layers of information embedded inside the tale. Many academic disciplines are realizing Native American stories are more than myth. You can learn more about Nancy and her many talents at