An essential component of The Tracking Project’s program is the art of peacemaking. Just as the true martial arts in their higher form lead to awareness and sensitivity rather than violence, the awareness induced by tracking, together with the Arts of Life, deep listening skills and simply being in nature, can lead to a profound inner peace. In this sense, nature itself is a peacemaker. For us, peace is the not the end of the process to heal the Earth—it is the beginning.


NEW!!!!! For years, one of the most popular parts of The Tracking Project’s courses has been the daily dream circle. John Stokes, Director of the project, has often talked about offering a course on dreams and dreaming that would address the dream ecology he has encountered in this travels and work with traditional cultures and communities around the world. Part 1 of this workshop (Nov 10-12, 2017) draws specifically on John’s experiences in Australia and Hawai’I, while Part 2 (offered in the spring 2018) ties in dream cultures from North and South America. Click on link above for more details and to download flyer.


We recently received this article which was included in the Santa Fe Mountain Center’s (SFMC) Annual Report 2016. Our association with SFMC goes back to the late 1980’s when we held strategic talks with some of the Center’s staff regarding programs for Native youth in northern New Mexico. In 2009 we joined two Native American staff members — Ian Sanderson (Mohawk Nation) and Randall Charles (Oneida Nation)—to present a tracking camp for the Native American Emergence Program here in New Mexico.


Check out our STAFF VIDEOS. And below, Jade Stokes talks about being born into The Tracking Project, finding one's place and position in this vast web of interconnections, the link between nature and creativity, and the role of the young in helping set up values and systems that are in tune with nature.

“Study the animals unobserved, learn their secrets. Wolf knows how to endure under the severest conditions. Deer can teach how to withstand thirst for a long time. The hawks give lessons in how to strike with accuracy. The elk teaches gallantry, the frogs watchfulness, the owl night wisdom and gentle ways, the bears strength, the foxes cunning and the coyotes how to elude capture.” ( from Mystic Warriors of the Plains)