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Six Paths of the Storyteller for Leaders
Reconnect to the land, get grounded and experience tribal wisdom through a "spoken word" legacy!   This three day leadership camp at Hamaatsa, facilitated by Larry Littlebird, provides a pristine outdoor retreat environment in the rolling foothills of the Ortiz Mountains, near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Custom-tailored to fit your group or organization, Six Paths of the Storyteller, presents pathways and aspects of the self as they make up the whole being. This leadership intensive will help clarify and strengthen your personal goals as well as aid groups in working together for a common vision, through land-based activities, honing communication skills, teambuilding exercises and council process in the Hamaatsa Council Lodge Tipi.  

Spiritual Roots of Sustainability Camp
Walk lightly upon the pristine aboriginal lands of Hamaatsa, in the juniper foothills of the Ortiz Mountains, and experience living in a simple Native style community camp! Focus is on personal quest of spirit through listening to the land and principles of sustainability through the lens of indigenous land wisdom and ecology.  Emphasis is placed on living simply upon the land, understanding our kinship relationship to the elements (fire, air, water, earth) and the role people, plants and wildlife have to the  landscape. This three day contemplative pilgrimage is for anyone who wants to gain strength, well-being and blessing in their lives. 

Hunting Sacred Camp
“In my tradition, hunting is an initiatory experience and spiritual practice.  Hunters do not take life, they receive life.  They know how to thrive and bring prosperity back to their community. Hunters are humble and able to listen deeply to his or her experience. They seek to understand their own place and purpose within a great circle of Creation.  Their personal action is to give back, which is crucial to being part of the natural order of all things”. – Larry Littlebird
This three day “hunting sacred” immersion on the aboriginal lands of Hamaatsa will apply to your life.  Hunters turn knowledge into action, becoming one with their word to impact the direction of the world.  This three day camp offers a rare mentorship opportunity to gain personal guidance and in-depth training and preparation for hunting in a spiritual way.   It is for those who have never hunted before, and for those with hunting experience.

Way of Blessing
“To live in blessing is perhaps more important today than ever.  Blessing is a way of reconnecting to all that is.  It can bring you peace and grace in times of chaos and distress.  Growing up at Gwi-sh-tee, Paguate, my mother's village in the Pueblo of Laguna, I had many elders all around me, who were exemplary role models.  Through their loving kindness and patience, I received many gifts that demonstrated over and over again to me, how blessing works in one's life.   I believe these foundational principles can bring forth spiritual wholeness in one's life and with each blessing you receive and give, true healing and restoration can come to land and people."  -  Larry Littlebird
Join us on the pristine aboriginal lands of Hamaatsa, for a first hand experience of blessing and gain a deeper understanding of how to bring the practice of blessing into your everyday life and relationships.  Choosing the path of blessing, we will weave spoken words, songs and prayers through an intuitive process for blessing others and for accepting blessing for ourselves.  Emphasis will also be placed on sharing meals together for gaining a renewed sense of reverence for our food. 

Six Paths of the Storyteller for Leaders
Reconnect to the land, get grounded and experience tribal wisdom through a "spoken word" legacy!   This three day leadership camp at Hamaatsa, facilitated by Larry Littlebird, provides a pristine outdoor retreat environment in the rolling foothills of the Ortiz Mountains, near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Custom-tailored to fit your group or organization, Six Paths of the Storyteller, presents pathways and aspects of the self as they make up the whole being. This leadership intensive will help clarify and strengthen your personal goals as well as aid groups in working together for a common vision, through land-based activities, honing communication skills, teambuilding exercises and council process in the Hamaatsa Council Lodge Tipi.  

Spiritual Roots of Sustainability Camp
Walk lightly upon the pristine aboriginal lands of Hamaatsa, in the juniper foothills of the Ortiz Mountains, and experience living in a simple Native style community camp! Focus is on personal quest of spirit through listening to the land and principles of sustainability through the lens of indigenous land wisdom and ecology.  Emphasis is placed on living simply upon the land, understanding our kinship relationship to the elements (fire, air, water, earth) and the role people, plants and wildlife have to the  landscape. This three day contemplative pilgrimage is for anyone who wants to gain strength, well-being and blessing in their lives. 

Hunting Sacred Camp
“In my tradition, hunting is an initiatory experience and spiritual practice.  Hunters do not take life, they receive life.  They know how to thrive and bring prosperity back to their community. Hunters are humble and able to listen deeply to his or her experience. They seek to understand their own place and purpose within a great circle of Creation.  Their personal action is to give back, which is crucial to being part of the natural order of all things”. – Larry Littlebird
This three day “hunting sacred” immersion on the aboriginal lands of Hamaatsa will apply to your life.  Hunters turn knowledge into action, becoming one with their word to impact the direction of the world.  This three day camp offers a rare mentorship opportunity to gain personal guidance and in-depth training and preparation for hunting in a spiritual way.   It is for those who have never hunted before, and for those with hunting experience.

Way of Blessing
“To live in blessing is perhaps more important today than ever.  Blessing is a way of reconnecting to all that is.  It can bring you peace and grace in times of chaos and distress.  Growing up at Gwi-sh-tee, Paguate, my mother's village in the Pueblo of Laguna, I had many elders all around me, who were exemplary role models.  Through their loving kindness and patience, I received many gifts that demonstrated over and over again to me, how blessing works in one's life.   I believe these foundational principles can bring forth spiritual wholeness in one's life and with each blessing you receive and give, true healing and restoration can come to land and people."  -  Larry Littlebird
Join us on the pristine aboriginal lands of Hamaatsa, for a first hand experience of blessing and gain a deeper understanding of how to bring the practice of blessing into your everyday life and relationships.  Choosing the path of blessing, we will weave spoken words, songs and prayers through an intuitive process for blessing others and for accepting blessing for ourselves.  Emphasis will also be placed on sharing meals together for gaining a renewed sense of reverence for our food. 

Story camps and contemplative spiritual retreats are tailored 
to fit the goals of your group.  We also offer personal hermitages.
Please contact us for available dates, cost and to reserve a program. 
505.379.2598  /  littlebird@hamaatsa.org

Story Camps
At one time, we were all storytellers.  All people everywhere belonged to an oral tradition.  Join master storyteller, Larry Littlebird at Hamaatsa, a story gathering place. Learn to tell your story through a step by step "storywork" experience based upon tribal American spoken word legacy.

We begin with the story of our kinship to water.  Remember how water begins our life connection and nurtures our relationship to all that is.  Clear the heart and voice. Focus on learning to listen. Then tell your authentic story as you share the gift of giving and receiving.

What is the story you tell yourself?  Can you communicate your story confidently, gracefully, clear and succinct?  Can you inspire others to join you, support your mission or collaborate with you?  This bold story work will confirm and strengthen the story you've been hearing.  Your story as a transformative leader; change agent; activist; visionary.  Are you one or all of these?  Then, only you can tell the story.  

Spiritual Roots of Sustainability Camp
Walk lightly upon the pristine aboriginal lands of Hamaatsa, in the juniper foothills of the Ortiz Mountains, and experience living in a simple Native style community camp. Focus is on personal quest of spirit through listening to the land and principles of sustainability through the lens of indigenous land wisdom and ecology.  Emphasis is placed on living simply upon the land, understanding our kinship relationship to the elements (fire, air, water, earth) and the role people, plants and wildlife have to the landscape. This three day contemplative pilgrimage is for anyone who wants to gain strength, well-being and blessing in their lives. 

The Planting Stick  
Permaculture through the Lens of Indigenous Land Wisdom
with Larry Littlebird and Hamaatsa farming staff
Discover how your walking stick becomes your planting stick which transforms into your talking stick.  Develop skills and deepen your actions for living simply, locally and sustainably on the land during this three day hands-on experiential retreat. Larry Littlebird and Hamaatsa staff present home-scale permaculture and sustainable living practices informed by an indigenous ecology and land wisdom.

Walking about on the environmentally protected lands of Hamaatsa, we observe and read the landscape and natural patterns, and renew our kinship relationships to the plants, animals and the elements (fire, air, water, earth). Hands-on sessions include: Pueblo dryland planting methods, soil preparation, sheet mulching, tracking rainwater runoff and planting a food forest guild.  Daily talking circles in the Hamaatsa Council Lodge provide sacred space for cultural exchange, ceremony and dialogue around topics that challenge us to apply lessons learned into simple everyday steps and actions for a more sustainable lifestyle. 
We also offer consulting at your site for specific permaculture topics

Common Vision and Six Paths of the Storyteller
Reconnect to the land, get grounded and experience tribal wisdom through a "spoken word" legacy! This three day leadership retreat at Hamaatsa, facilitated by Larry Littlebird, provides a pristine outdoor retreat environment in the rolling foothills of the Ortiz Mountains, near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Custom-tailored to fit your group or organization, Six Paths of the Storyteller presents pathways and aspects of the self as they make up the whole being. This leadership intensive will help clarify and strengthen your personal goals as well as aid groups in working together for a common vision through land-based activities, honing communication skills, teambuilding exercises and council process in the Hamaatsa Council Lodge Tipi.  

Hunting Sacred Camp
“In my tradition, hunting is an initiatory experience and spiritual practice.  Hunters do not take life, they receive life.  They know how to thrive and bring prosperity back to their community. Hunters are humble and able to listen deeply to his or her experience. They seek to understand their own place and purpose within a great circle of Creation.  Their personal action is to give back, which is crucial to being part of the natural order of all things”. – Larry Littlebird

This "sacred hunting" immersion on the aboriginal lands of Hamaatsa will apply to your life.  Hunters turn knowledge into action, becoming one with their word to impact the direction of the world.  This three day camp offers a rare mentorship opportunity to gain personal guidance and in-depth training and preparation for hunting in a spiritual way.   It is for those who have never hunted before, and for those with hunting experience.

Way of Blessing
“To live in blessing is perhaps more important today than ever.  Blessing is a way of reconnecting to all that is.  It can bring you peace and grace in times of chaos and distress.  Growing up at Gwi-sh-tee, Paguate, my mother's village in the Pueblo of Laguna, I had many elders all around me, who were exemplary role models.  Through their loving kindness and patience, I received many gifts that demonstrated over and over again to me, how blessing works in one's life.   I believe these foundational principles can bring forth spiritual wholeness in one's life and with each blessing you receive and give, true healing and restoration can come to land and people."  
- Larry Littlebird

Join us for a contemplative day on the pristine aboriginal lands of Hamaatsa and gain a deeper understanding of how to bring the practice of blessing into your everyday life and relationships.  Choosing the path of blessing, we will weave spoken words, songs and prayers through an intuitive process for blessing others and for accepting blessing for ourselves.  



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