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Located in the Catskill Mountains, this land was recognized by indigenous peoples over a century ago as a place of healing. Come experience the natural world from a place of heart and connection.   Learn more »
"The teachings are for all, not just for Indians...The white people never wanted to learn before...Now they have a different understanding, and they do want to learn. We are all children of God. The tradition is open to anyone who wants to learn. But who really wants to learn?"   —Don Jose Matsuwa, Huichol, 1989   Learn more »
I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, But rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.   —Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe   Learn more »

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Posted October 10, 2016

The College of Plant Spirit Medicine at Blue Deer will be a prestigious institution of learning for those who will become Plant Spirit Medicine healers and teachers. As in other colleges, the faculty will be in charge of curriculum, research and teaching, leaving all the administrative functions to the College. Satellite classes in the United States of America and United Kingdom and new teachers will make the medicine more available. A precious way of spiritual healing that will help people for generations to come.

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Posted May 31, 2016

We invite you to join us in Prosperity: Having What We Need on June 4th, 2016.

The new moon of this planting season is drawing near and once again Blue Deer Center has been given the opportunity to participate in a prosperity ritual along with the company of our two sister Sacred Fire organizations (Sacred Fire Foundation and Sacred Fire Community) and two traditional medicine path groups (Huichol and Nahuatl) to help bring forth the gifts of these places, organizations and paths to serve our people.

(photo of Blue Deer’s Chairman of the Board, Patrick Hanaway, planting on our behalf in 2015)


Posted May 23, 2016

"When that fire burns in our communities it’s a welcoming fire for other nations of people to gather at that fire, who may not be able to find their way. That is especially true in the Americas, because of colonization, that people have lost their way, and their connection to their ancestors, and their connection to their homelands. They have lost their way."


Diane Longboat is one of the Elders who will speak at Voices of Wisdom, June 11 and 12. Don’t miss your chance to sit with the Elders at Voices of Wisdom.


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