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“The child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the earth are inseparable.” – Richard Louv

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There is Power in Presence and Healing in Listening

Blog Angelique Michaels, Return To Origin Trainee Leader, Indigenous Knowledge Leadership Program On June 16, Return to Origin facilitated another Youth Connection Day in Muizenberg with a group of kids from Capricorn Park, located on the Falsebay coast and referred to as the oldest informal settlement of the Cape. On

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Finding Elders and Friends in Nature

Youth Nature Connection Day. Youth Day South Africa June 16th. “The best part of the day was when I hugged and told my secrets to the tree” general consensus after our youth connection day. Please support our work and donate.http://returntoorigin.org.za/campaigns/donations/ Thank you The elements provided Return To Origin trainee Leaders,

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Storytelling, Memory and Food

“But there is nothing that can be hidden from the mind. Nothing that memory cannot reach or touch or call back” Don Mattera, quote from District Six Huis Kombuis: food and memory cookbook Return to Origin www.returntoorigin.org.za was honored to have Zayaan Khan, working with us. Zayaan is a  food

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Nature’s Mirror -Vision Quest

“Something ancient in us bends us toward the origins of the whole thing. We either drown in the splits and confusions of our lives, or we surrender to something greater than ourselves.” Michael Meade Arnoldt Michaels -Trainee Leader Indigenous Knowledge Program  Life, death and rebirth… During this month past, I

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WHAT YOU LOVE YOU PROTECT!

Thank you to all artists and buyers who sponsored our 1st Youth Connection day project,  by donating to our fundraiser “Origins” in October. Return To Origin Trainee Leaders,  spent the day with 13 youth aged 10-13 years old at Silvermine Nature Reserve from the Vryground communities in Cape Town.  After a

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What the Heart Loves is the Cure. African Proverb

Blog Post: Angelique Michaels, Trainee Leader, Indigenous Knowledge Leadership Program. This month we, the leaders in training for Return to Origin’s signature program, had the opportunity to facilitate our own youth-nature connection day at Silvermine Nature Reserve, Western Cape,  with children from the Vryground underserved community in Cape Town.  The

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Supernatural in our mother city

We were fortunate enough to spend time at Lions Head, Table Mountain, with Jethro Boetman Louw, from Khoi Konnexion. Jethro has a wealth of knowledge about our deep heritage from the plants that grow on table mountain and many rocks and stones with which he appears to know each one

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Origins – A community venture.

Blog Post: Lindsay Burch Trainee Leader, Indigenous Knowledge Leadership Program. In Service Training This month is the half way point in our second year as part of the Indigenous Knowledge Leadership Program (IKLP). It also represented our first opportunity for Return to Origin (RTO) to begin interacting with community. All

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