How We Work

Tapestry operates out of Indigenous worldview.  It was founded to do so.

We understand our mission and explain it to others using the Sacred Circle.

We create accessible opportunities for people to learn about the natural world through processes and materials created and carried out within Indigenous worldview.  We emphasize learning in community over authority-based education, relationship and reciprocity, and a particularly rich and profound type of connectedness called “ibachakali” in the Choctaw language.  We believe our programs and projects are a powerful addition to other, more modern ways of learning about the Earth, one that many long for but can’t find.

We ask participants to temporarily transition into Indigenous worldview when they participate in our meetings and programs, rather than assume that contemporary modern worldview is a “norm” that has no real or practical alternatives. We provide support for this transition in meetings to help people have powerfully positive experiences.