Native Wellness Institute Building and Contributing to a Sustainable Team

Event Details

The focus of this workshop will be to build and contribute to a sustainable team. We build capacity through games, stories, and group discussions. We have designed it as an intensive outdoor experience rather than an inside presentation style. The curriculum is styled after adventure-based learning. You are encouraged to wear closed toed shoes and clothing to be active in the outdoors. Come join us for two days of emersion in team building strategies through a Native lens.
Presented by the Josh Cocker of the Native Wellness Institute

Josh is from the Kiowa, or Ka’igwu people in Oklahoma, and the kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. He is a certified outdoor instructor and facilitator, with an associate’s degree from Whitireia Polytechnic in Wellington, New Zealand. He has traveled extensively in the South Pacific for work and service including: Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Australia. Most recently he has worked in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona as a trail walker, coordinator, and trainer for an outdoor behavioral healthcare foundation. From the age of 14, Josh was given a position in a military society of his tribe, and trained as a youth leader to preserve and share traditional knowledge with his generation. He seeks to honor and share that knowledge with everyone. “My hope is that I can help reintroduce people from all walks of life to our First Mother in all her wisdom and beauty. I hope to inspire healing, harmony, and connection through the use and passing of traditional skills in the outdoors.”

Lunch provided by the SOESD Indian Education Program
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Butte Falls Natural Resource Center
580 Fish Lake Rd
Butte Falls, OR 97522


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Aaron Cooke

Session Information

Start: Wednesday August 7th, 2024 at 09:00 AM
End: Wednesday August 7th, 2024 at 03:30 PM
PDUs: 6.00
Different Location: Butte Falls High School
Start: Thursday August 8th, 2024 at 09:00 AM
End: Thursday August 8th, 2024 at 03:30 PM
PDUs: 6.00
Different Location: Butte Falls High School

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