Jon Young

Jon Young is the Co-Founder and Director of the 8 Shields Institute, as well as an internationally known expert in tracking, nature mentoring and visionary culture repair. He travels around the globe mentoring people on how to create successful nature-based programs to rebuild resilient communities with deep nature connection as the foundation. Jon is a gifted storyteller who captures the hearts and minds of his audience with his message of peacemaking and culture regeneration. He is the co-author of Animal Tracking Basics, Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature, Kamana Naturalist Program and the upcoming book What the Robin Knows. He has produced several audio programs, including Seeing Through Native Eyes, Advanced Bird Language and Reclaiming Our Natural Connections. Please visit him at

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