Ancestral Knowledge offers entry level and advanced programming in a wide range of topics from; earth based living skills, nature awareness, primitive technology, and wilderness survival, corporate retreats and presentations.  Ancestral Knowledge was the first organization in the DC Metro Area to offer educational programs in this field of expertise.

All of our programs intertwine two methods of teaching;  Experiential Education-“learning by doing” and Coyote Teaching-“guiding not giving”.

Ancestral Knowledge is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is operated by a community of naturalists who specialize in native life skills and philosophies that support sustainable lifestyles.

“Learn from the past, live in the moment, create a new future”


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Future Primitives- Teen Skills and Leadership Training is under way!

We are so excited to have full enrollment in our Future Primitives program!  We are having a great time hanging out and working on our projects.  We have had three meetings and we have already accomplished so much!

So far everyone has made their own personal bow drill kits and we even had a PFF! (Personal First Fire)  Everyone has established a sit spot and began their nature journals, making entries about the weather and the animal activities they have experienced while visiting them.  We have erected a sundial to track the earths movements to increase our directional awareness.  We have lit several fires during our emergency fire drills, one participant came prepared with a steak to learn how to cook on an open fire.  let’s not forget about the GAMES!  You never grow to old to play games, but now they involve sticks and stones, bows and arrows, and the occasional blindfold!


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