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A Native  American  Living History

Immersion Experience 

 

 

 

Indigenous Roots offers an authentic living history immersion experience which includes educational offerings on history, human geography, ecology, and cultural anthropology from a Native American perspective. Join with others as you live in a tipi village near the historic Santa Fe Trail for a 4 day, 3 night program learning through first hand experience the day to day historic cultural life ways.  Indigenous Roots believes in not only historically correct, but also culturally correct content in its programming. Reserve your experience today and deepen your understanding of traditional Native American culture!

 

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"We learn together as a community, creating a shared connection and responsibility. We look to the natural world to help teach us, after all she is our ‘mother’ earth."   Taté Wašté Wíŋyaŋ  

"We learn together as a community, creating a shared connection and responsibility. We look to the natural world to help teach us, after all she is our ‘mother’ earth."   Taté Wašté Wíŋyaŋ

 

Day One

Sustainability: Wildlife 101: Living With Wildlife, YOur Safety and Theirs. 

Cultural Anthropology: Structural Culture versus Functional Culture

Cultural Anthropology: Know Your Surroundings: Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn

Human Geography:  Daily Life in a Lodge

History: Oral Traditions: Stories From the Ancient Ones, Origin Story of the Tátaŋka Oyate

Cultural Anthropology: Greet the Creator: A Traditional Way of Ending the Day   

* topics are examples 

         

 

 

Day two

Cultural Anthropology: Greet the Creator: A Traditional Way of Starting the Day  

Cultural Anthropology: Traditional Daily Life: Gender Roles and Children’s Daily Activities-Make a traditional choker or play a NAtive American Game 

Ecological Practices: Nature as the Elder  

History: The Erasure, The Shun, The Obliteration

Cultural Anthropology/Sustainability Practices: Original Wisdom

History: Oral Traditions: Stories From the Ancient Ones, Iktomi the Trickster Story  

Cultural Anthropology: Greet the Creator: A Traditional Way of Ending the Day

*topics are examples

 
"The Ancestors hold the wisdom that informs our beliefs and values. Learn that wisdom and you will understand who I am in this modern world."   Taté Wašté Wíŋyaŋ Photo of Heȟáka Sápa

"The Ancestors hold the wisdom that informs our beliefs and values. Learn that wisdom and you will understand who I am in this modern world."   Taté Wašté Wíŋyaŋ

Photo of Heȟáka Sápa

Day three

Cultural Anthropology: Greet the Creator: A Traditional Way of Starting the Day  

Cultural Anthropology: Traditional Daily Life: Gender Roles and Children’s Daily Activities: Walk and Talk to TurtleHead Rock  

Ecological Practices: Nature as the Elder  

History:  Waníyetu Wówapi (Winter Count) 

Cultural Anthropology/Sustainability Practices: Original Wisdom

History: Oral Traditions: Stories From the Ancient Ones,  Origin Story of the Ute

Cultural Anthropology: Greet the Creator: A Traditional Way of Ending the Day

*topics are examples 

Day four

Cultural Anthropology: Greet the Creator: A Traditional Way of Starting the Day

Human Geography: The Value of Place walk and talk to Turtle head Rock

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 tókšha (surely, I will see you again) 

*topics are examples 

 

SAMPLE MENU

Organic ,gluten free  and locally sourced

 Dinners ONLY are traditional foods. WHY? LeARN MORE

 

 

BREAKFAST: EGGS, canadian bacon, PUMPKIN CACAO NIB PANCAKES WITH greek YOGURT/FRUIT TOPPING, 3 Grain Porridge with Rez Honey & Berries, oatmeal, fruit

LUNCH: LETTUCE WRAPS with sliced TURKEY or Chicken salad, Spinach salad, solar baked muffins, quinoa Mango Black Bean salad, Chef Salad, fruit, Stir Fry over riced cauliflower, rice bowl with various toppings

DINNER: BUFFALO STEW (Buffalo NAtion:Lakota Sioux) , wild rice (Red Lake Nation) , maple glazed acorn squash with pumpkin seeds (Red lake Nation),  salmon (North West Coastal Tribes), Squash & Corn saute 

SNACKS: dried cranberries, buffalo jerky, raw veggies, humus, Guacamole/corn chips,  fruit, nut mix, granola bar

Drinks: Navajo Herbal Tea, water

 

 "An oasis of solitude, serenity and silence. Wisdom lives here; open your heart and mind to it. "  pgw  

 "An oasis of solitude, serenity and silence. Wisdom lives here; open your heart and mind to it. "  pgw

 

What to bring

Goal: less is best. Connect with your inner MINIMALIST as you prepare to pack.  we share the land with wildlife just as in ancient times, follow recommendations listed. we are "off the grid". There is a solar shower. there is no electricity. No nearby store to run to. 

 

1. Bring a warm Sleeping bag & a blanket, sleeping pad & pillow ( a cot is provided). all items should be freshly laundered with unscented detergent & unscented dryer sheet (if needed) .  we share the land with black bears whose sense of smell is so acute they can smell things that are 20 miles away! 

2. rain coat, rain pants and Backpack. don't leave home without them!  

3. Sturdy ankle high waterproof hiking closed toe/heel shoes made of cordura nylon or leather. We share the land with rattlesnakes. Although it's rare to see one. snake proof gaiters are provided. 

4. Additional pair of comfy closed toe/heel shoes for around tipi (lodge) village area.

5.  clothing for 4 days ( day temperature 70F-90F, at night 30F-60F). *ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE FRESHLY LAUNDERED WITH UNSCENTED DETERGENT & UNSCENTED DRYER SHEET (IF NEEDED) .  WE SHARE THE LAND WITH BLACK BEARS. Long pants and/or capris are the most comfortable when wearing  the snake-proof gaiters which are  knee high. 

6.  pajamas:   Black bear precaution Safety Rule: you cannot sleep in the clothes you wore during the day. This includes underclothing and socks. Did you know that wearing a beanie cap to bed will help keep you warm? If you bring a hat to sleep in, bring a DIFFERENT hat to wear during the day. 

7. Bring a jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, flashlight ( head lamps plus a solar light for lodge, and first aid kit are all provided). 

8. Hygiene: Backcountry hygiene will be taught. we are off the grid: no electricity, There is a solar  shower. We utilize the Clean Waste toilet System (cleanwaste.com) complete with toilet paper/hand sanitizer, Garbage disposal provided.  limited water available for body washing. bring the following items.

to use onsite: toothbrush/paste,non-aerosol unscented deodorant ( black  bear precaution) ,towel, wash cloth,hairbrush/comb, biodegradable unscented soap or body wipes.  unscented dry shampoo if you want. Men: non electric shaving items if needed. women bring tampons/pads if needed  ( no store to run to), face moisturizer/unscented body moisturizer if needed. children: for items such as  diapers & changing pad/formula/baby wipes etc make sure you have enough to last the 4 days.( no store to run to) 

to use offsite on day 4: set of clothes, towel, wash cloth, soap, shampoo, shaving items, quarters . Perhaps you  want to stop at Trinidad Lake State Park. It is 30 minutes east of  Indigenous Roots.  there is a new shower/restroom/laundry building. There is a vehicle entrance fee and showers are coin operated and require quarters only. There is a dollar bill change machine. 

9. included in the program fee is A WATER BOTTLE with indigenous roots logo. our gift to you for the keeping is a SMUDGE BOWL (abalone shell) with a SWEET GRASS BRAID. 

10. QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU REGISTER? call 720-598-2828 OR indigenousroots.co@gmail.com.  AFTER YOU REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM EXPECT A CALL FROM PAM TO DISCUSS ANY concerns/questions YOU MAY HAVE.

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FAQ

1. What are the tipi's made of? Canvas

2. What kind of floor is in the tipi? Natural earth floor. You are provided with a cot. 

3. tell me more about the  "clean waste toilet system'. check out www.cleanwaste.com

Each tipi (lodge) comes with its own separate toilet shelter /solar shower SHARED BY THE 3 occupants of that lodge.

4. What is our cooking method? Due to LAs Animas County's fire regulations, all cooking is done by propane stove in our outdoor kitchen area situated 100 yards away from the tipi (lodge) village because we share the land with black bears.  

5. what wildlife is in the area? elk, mule deer, black bear, coyote, mountain lion, turkey, squirrels, raBBITS, VARIOUS BIRDS, RATTLE SNAKES, VARIOUS INSECTS,and BEES. 

6. WHAT'S ON THE MENU? Delicious ORGANIC LOCALLY SOURCED GLUTEN FREE FOODS. See the sample menu section. dinners will be traditional foods from various tribes. why organic and gluten free? 

YOU WILL HAVE GUIDANCE ON ALL ASPECTS OF MEAL PREPARATION/COOKING ON A PROPANE STOVE. THIS INCLUDES TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS WAYS OF MEAL PREP.  CAST IRON COOKWARE is used. 

7. what tribes will i learn about? INDIGENOUS cultures have similarities, yet are socially and historically distinct.  while iNDIGENOUS roots focuses on the commonalities among most all tribes such as respect for the earth, specific information about the ute and lakota sioux (buffalo nation) is also touched upon. 

 

 

 

 

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 Indigenous Roots offers an authentic living history immersion experience which includes educational offerings on history, human geography, ecology, and cultural anthropology from a Native American perspective. Join with others as you live in a tipi village  near the historic Santa Fe Trail for a 4 day, 3 night program learning through first hand experience the day to day historic cultural life ways.  Indigenous Roots believes in not only historically correct, but also culturally correct content in its programming. Reserve your experience today and deepen your understanding of traditional Native American culture!

 Indigenous Roots offers an authentic living history immersion experience which includes educational offerings on history, human geography, ecology, and cultural anthropology from a Native American perspective. Join with others as you live in a tipi village  near the historic Santa Fe Trail for a 4 day, 3 night program learning through first hand experience the day to day historic cultural life ways.  Indigenous Roots believes in not only historically correct, but also culturally correct content in its programming. Reserve your experience today and deepen your understanding of traditional Native American culture!

 
 

It all started when...

PAM GOOD WIND, EDUCATOR AND ȞUŊKÁ (ADOPTED) RELATIVE OF THE  ROSEBUD SIOUX, WITNESSED  FIRST HAND THE NEED FOR NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING IN OUR SCHOOLS AND IN OUR SOCIETY.

"I believe that Indigenous culture holds a vast amount of wisdom. The ancestors' realities were based on what they saw in nature and they lived by them. They survived for thousands upon thousands of years on those realities of nature. We have much to learn from them in this modern day where our natural world is slowly being destroyed by the nature of our thinking and actions." 

“IF MAN IS TO SURVIVE, HE WILL HAVE LEARNED TO TAKE A DELIGHT IN THE ESSENTIAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEN AND BETWEEN CULTURES. HE WILL LEARN THAT DIFFERENCES IN IDEAS AND ATTITUDES ARE A DELIGHT, PART OF LIFE'S EXCITING VARIETY, NOT SOMETHING TO FEAR.” 

GENE RODDENBERRY

PAM WAS TAUGHT AT A YOUNG AGE HOW TO CONNECT TO NATURE IN ORDER TO LEARN FROM THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.

"Being outside, interacting with nature is central to the very heart of who I am."  

LATER HER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ROLE NATURE PLAYS FOR/with HUMANS GREW WHEN SHE LEARNED FROM TRADITIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN ELDERS. 

"RESPECT COMES FROM INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE AND DEEP UNDERSTANDING, AND IT IS THE BASIS THE CUSTOMS, PRACTICES, TRADITIONS, AND VALUES THAT  COMPRISE THE CULTURE."

JOSEPH MARSHALL III, ROSEBUD SIOUX, AUTHOR OF "TO YOU WE SHALL RETURN" 

Good Wind's passion is to help others realize There are diverse ways of learning and encountering the world that have nothing to do with a diploma.

"Indigenous wisdom brings about a profound  realization that there is a network of entangled intelligences in nature that work collectively and collaboratively. Humans are a part of that."

"A man's heart away from nature becomes hard; lack of respect for growing, living things soon leads to a lack of respect for humans too. "

Luther Standing Bear 

 Pam took her passion,her experience as a teacher,her cognizance of NAtive American culture, the need for more cultural understanding in society, and her deep conviction for the responsible care of mother earth and formed Indigenous Roots LLC.

"i love teaching about indigenous culture. we learn by doing, by reflective listening, and with an open mind and heart. The most important understanding I want people to walk away with is the role, actions, and behaviors of a traditional indigenous community.  The harmony, the love, the respect, and the unselfishness reverberates into every single action the community takes together. Each of us defines all of us." 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

INDIGENOUS ROOTS OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE IN A UNIQUE SETTING WHERE YOU LEARN BY DOING.  YOu are invited to Expand your view of the natural world through a cultural lens. 

Join US, WON'T YOU, in Restoring original roots of wisdom.

#indigenousrootsrestoringwisdom

 

 

 

 

   Mission

To present, preserve, and perpetuate the history and cultural heritage of Native Americans in a way that promotes accuracy, sensitivity, and respect. 

 

 

    This family orientated "off the grid" experience features accommodations of 3 per tipi (lodge) in a village with up to 12 others for 4 days and 3 nights.

 

 

This family orientated "off the grid" experience features accommodations of 3 per tipi (lodge) in a village with up to 12 others for 4 days and 3 nights.

 Enjoy organic locally sourced gluten free meals prepared by, YOU! Indigenous Roots supplies all the food, recipes, and cooking/eating equipment.  Learn how to prepare traditional tatáŋka (buffalo) and salmon entrees for dinner. Sip soup from a gourd spoon. Drink water from a tatáŋka horn ladle.      

 Enjoy organic locally sourced gluten free meals prepared by, YOU! Indigenous Roots supplies all the food, recipes, and cooking/eating equipment.  Learn how to prepare traditional tatáŋka (buffalo) and salmon entrees for dinner. Sip soup from a gourd spoon. Drink water from a tatáŋka horn ladle.    

 

Activities may include: yucca shampoo making, smudging, spear/atlatal throwing, reflective nature walks, traditional ways of food preparation, Native American games, quill work, traditional choker making, story telling, daily nature connection activity, and using earth paints.      

Activities may include: yucca shampoo making, smudging, spear/atlatal throwing, reflective nature walks, traditional ways of food preparation, Native American games, quill work, traditional choker making, story telling, daily nature connection activity, and using earth paints.      

Join us in Southern Colorado's Sangre de Cristo mountains at an altitude of 8,000' for an extraordinary educational experience! Four days of "off the grid" experiential education: history, human geography, cultural anthropology, and suatainability practices all from a Native American perspective.  

Join us in Southern Colorado's Sangre de Cristo mountains at an altitude of 8,000' for an extraordinary educational experience! Four days of "off the grid" experiential education: history, human geography, cultural anthropology, and suatainability practices all from a Native American perspective.  

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Indigenous Roots LLC

14355 County Road 21.6
Weston, CO, 81091
United States

720-598-2828

indigenousroots.co@gmail.com 

 
 

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