Mission Statement

Here is the formal statement of our mission, as it is expressed in our Bylaws:

Tapestry Institute facilitates, promotes, and carries out collaborative research, scholarship, and education in different ways of knowing, learning about, and responding to the natural world, within Indigenous worldview. Our purpose in doing so is to enhance the ability of human beings to hear, understand, and learn from the Land, which Tapestry Institute serves.

This purpose will be executed by means of activities that include, but are not limited to, original research and scholarship, undergraduate and graduate coursework in an accredited college degree program, clergy education, seminars and symposia, workshops and other educational programs for the general public, production of scholarly and trade publications, and production of educational broadcasts and videos and of CD-ROM and other electronic interactive instructional materials.