Place Category: Council Trainers
Shay is an educator, wilderness rites of passage guide, council trainer and consultant. She was founding director of the Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas program for The WILD Foundation, and has had the honor of working with, alongside and/or for Indigenous Peoples from hundreds of nations. She is co-editor of Protecting Wild Nature on Native Lands and co-author of the report Cross-Cultural Protocols in Rites of Passage: Guiding Principles, Themes and Inquiry. Born into an extended community network, Shay is a second-generation community steward committed to nurturing communities and communities of practice. Through it all, she looks to Nature as teacher and to restore relationships toward everyday cooperation with life.