Native Teen Guide-in-Training

This CFI program gets Native teens outdoors, provides hiking and river field trips to see nearby natural features and cultural heritage sites, and ties in Navajo and Hopi languages and beliefs. The Guide-in-Training program teaches skills that can lead to employment in natural resources, tourism, and wilderness medicine.

Lessons/Activities

General/Guiding

-Principles of Interpretation
-Leave No Trace application
-Visit with Respect principles
-Food Handlers practice
-Outdoor Leadership
-Teambuilding Games
-Public Speaking

Technical Skills

-Boating – paddle/oar use
-Reading the river
-Scouting rapids
-Knot tying
-Cooking for small groups
-Camp set-up: boat car, groover, kitchen organization, et al.
-Hiking safety/group management
-Fire safety
-River safety

Natural/Cultural History

-Colorado Plateau Map
-Geology of Cedar Mesa and San Juan River
-Pre-history and Current Culture
-Compare/Contrast Care for the Land from Native as well as Anglo Perspective
-Land Management Issues
-Native Plants and Uses

Partners and Sponsors

Val A. Browning Foundation has generously provided financial support to help us greatly underwrite the true cost of the program.

Utah Department of Arts and Museums has sponsored Lupita McClanahan, Native Herbalist and founder of Footpath Journeys to create a lesson plan and share her knowledge with Native Youth, the greater Bluff community, and teachers across the state of Utah.

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  • Where: Bluff and the Upper San Juan River
  • When: June 19, 2018 through June 24, 2018
  • Age Group: Entering 8th through 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $30 - Val A. Browning Foundation has generously provided financial support to help us greatly underwrite the true cost of the program.