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The Perfect Present.

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The festive season is approaching and what better gift to give than to reconnect people with Nature.  Why not make use of our voucher scheme. We can arrange vouchers to any sum of money for a course. This works as a great way to introduce your friends and family to Native Awareness or for them to help you pay for your continued study.

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Published on 4th Dec 2009

Breathless!

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I have to say that I feel deeply honoured to have helped create these classes, they were our finest to date! The level of community created and peoples growth, with their individual relationship with Nature, was staggering.

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Published on 15th Oct 2009

Special Announcement.  A Native Gift!

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Due to the global financial instability that prevails, we are to run a free class for our committed students. It pains us to think such vital education is being sacrificed due to matters that are beyond our control. Time and time again we receive comments from folk who are struggling to make ends meet and who otherwise, would have joined us in the woods, to learn more of the ways of the Earth.

We at Native Awareness are so very committed to the passing on and preservation of the ancient wisdom and skills we feel this will help!..

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Published on 9th Jul 2009

June Natural Mystery Quiz

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Thank you to all who sent your answers into us concerning the last Natural Mystery Quiz and yes, it was a badger latrine!

For this month’s quiz we thought we would like to ask something a little more challenging…

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Published on 28th Jun 2009

Primitive Tanning Class Announced

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As we were packing up the owners of the venue, an American bison farm, informed us that sadly one of their calves had died that morning and they offered us the animal. As a group we set about skinning the calf and removing its sinew and we were all involved; holding a leg, peeling away the skin etc.  It was a beautiful and fascinating time. The calf was only a couple of days old but was as big as a roe deer. Feathers and I have dedicated ourselves to turning the hide into something beautiful for the Native Awareness school, to mark the great gift and the short life of the calf.

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Published on 1st Jun 2009

New Website And Natural Mystery Quiz

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Welcome to the new Native Awareness website. We are delighted with our new site and would like to give great thanks to student and friend Emily Heath and her partner, North, from Whitespace Design for creating it for us. We hope you enjoy navigating around it. There are now many more exciting pages to view.

I would like to mention a few new changes on our site. We now have things for you to get involved in. Each month we will have an item called Natural Mysteries…

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Published on 1st May 2009

Looking forward to 2009

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As do many, I find the beginning of a new year to be the ideal time to firstly review the previous year, then plan and develop new ideas based on what I have learned. Thinking back to 2008 and the courses run by Native Awareness, my abiding memory has been of the dedication to the old skills new and returning students brought with them to class. I am filled with enthusiasm when I receive emails and letters from students that are full of excitement about the new projects they are working on. Only recently a student came to dinner with a bag of wooden spoons, a beautiful length of rosebay willow herb cordage and a couple of deer hides he was working on. I could see in his work that he had not only made an eating utensil but also had created a work of art! What a great way to give thanks to the tree that they came from.

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Published on 1st Jan 2009

What to look for in the woods this month:

July