Preservation and Revival of Indigenous Shamanism
The Foundation is dedicated to preserving, studying, and teaching shamanic knowledge for the welfare of all. The FSS has initiated a wide range of projects and programs for carrying out this three-part mission. Results from these strategic programs are incorporated into FSS courses worldwide.
Preservation, Revival, and Urgent Indigenous Assistance
Helping to preserve shamanism where it is being threatened, and assisting its revival when invited, are critical dimensions of the Foundation's mission. The FSS has a network of specialists in shamanism throughout the world to help save indigenous shamanic knowledge in imminent danger of being lost. The FSS also responds to requests from native peoples to help revive and maintain their own shamanic traditions.
This work is accomplished largely through the Foundation's extensive international network of Field Associates and Faculty who are now operating on five continents.
To date, by invitation, the FSS has sent basic training teams to the Republic of Tuva, China, Siberia, Samiland, Australia, Canada, the northeastern United States and Alaska. The Foundation is actively engaged in preservation work in Nepal, Siberia, China, Central Asia, the Amazon, and elsewhere.
The Foundation has provided assistance to the Baniwa people of Northwest Amazonia to help preserve and revive their shamanic traditions.
Scholarship rebates are available to Native Americans on federally recognized tribal rolls for all FSS workshops in the United States and Canada.
Living Treasures of ShamanismOur Living Treasures designation provides an annual lifetime stipend to exceptionally distinguished indigenous shamans in less-developed countries where their age-old knowledge of shamanism and shamanic healing is in danger of extinction. Special care is given to providing the economic assistance necessary to allow these Living Treasures to pass on their knowledge to their people.
Examples of these Living Treasures honored by the FSS are:
Research and Teaching
In addition to our preservation efforts, the Foundation's work includes RESEARCH projects and WORKSHOPS and advanced training programs.
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