❖ Nurturing the Roots: An International Community Mentor Project. We continued to expand our mentor network through our Mentor Outreach Initiative 2005–2009 to communities in Brazil, Hawai‘i and the islands of French Polynesia. In
February, March, June and October members of our team
traveled to the Hawaiian Islands for meetings and outings
with Brother Noland Conjugacion and the members of TTPHI/NTR, a mentor program for young Hawaiians. In
October we joined members of our Brazilian mentor team to
present a tracking/leadership camp for 51 participants in the
rainforest near Rio Preto da Eva, Amazonas.
❖ Native American Youth Camps and Leadership Trainings. In April we presented a workshop on “Traditional Ecological Knowledge” in Cuba, New Mexico, for the Native participants
of the Santa Fe Mountain Center’s Emergence program. Together with the McCloud family and the Sapa Dawn Center, we held a camp on the Nisqually reservation in Washington state for young men and women. In May we
offered a staff retreat for the National Indian Youth Leadership
Program (NIYLP) at Oso Vista, New Mexico. In July we
took part in the NIYLP’s national summer Sacred Mountain
Camp on Mt. Taylor with 70 young leaders from North
America and Hawai‘i, and in December we camped in the
Bosque del Apache refuge with a group from NIYLP.
❖ Hawaiian Arts of Life. We traveled to O‘ahu several times
as we expanded our annual Arts of Life programs with Kamehameha Elementary School (grades 1 & 2) and Kamehameha Middle School (grade 7).
❖ Sustainability/Permaculture. In February we joined Brother Noland for two presentations in Honolulu on
sustainability and education organized by Mike
McCartney, then head of the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association
and currently head of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
In June, Joel Glanzberg and John Stokes once again
presented The Art of Seeing / The Way of the Tracker, a course blending the pattern literacy of permaculture and the art of tracking.
❖ Summer Skills Camps. We continued to host our summer youth tracking and survival skills camps in New Mexico: our fourteenth annual Dreamtracking camp for girls, ages 10–16; Hawkeye Training, our twenty-third tracking/awareness camp for boys 12–18; and Hawkeye Scout, our invitational
advanced skills camp, which was held for the eleventh year.
❖ Tracking/Awareness Courses. We held the third year of
our popular Tracking in the Southwest course for adults
in the mountains of northern New Mexico and traveled to
New Park, Pennsylvania for a weekend course.
❖ Wildlife Preservation. We continued our work in the field of wildlife preservation through our classes, literature and
products. In April, we traveled to Olympia, Washington,
for the second year to work with the students of the Boston
Harbor Elementary School.
❖ Performances. We took part in two Santa Fe events: a reading to honor the passing of Japanese poet Nanao Sakaki in January, and a concert in March with John Densmore (of The Doors), the Hani Nasr band and David Lindley.
❖ Publications. We continued to spread the message of gratitude to all living things through our publication Thanksgiving Address: Greetings to the Natural World.
Adapted from a traditional Iroquois address to the natural world and originally published in an English/Mohawk bilingual edition, these words of gratitude are now available in nine languages (each with the original Mohawk):
English, German, Swedish, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese,
Bisayan, French and Hawaiian. With our latest reprint, we
have 66,350 copies of the book in print worldwide.
❖ Teaching Resources / Products. We continued to generate
our array of resource products, which now includes: the Thanksgiving Address booklets; Thanksgiving Address
notecards; two posters—Animal Tracks of the Southwest and Animal Tracks of Brazil; and our workout DVD, Secrets of Natural Movement.
❖ www.thetrackingproject.org. We maintained and updated our website to make our programs, links and strategies accessible to a global audience. The site now receives about 4,300 visitors monthly, with a total of more than 370,000 visitors since the site was posted in 2001.