On July 15th, 2023, Shawn Stevens will offer a story-telling workshop along with Flying Deer Nature Center and Stockbridge Munsee youth at Freedom Square in North Troy.
Shawn Stevens (Red Eagle) is an enrolled member of the Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohicans. He lives among his people, who are originally from the Hudson Valley, New York, but now reside in Bowler, Wisconsin. A spiritualist, musician, artist, historian, and sharer of knowledge, Shawn has been fulfilling his path journey for the past few decades by doing a variety of sharing in his people’s ancestral lands as well as the Midwest.
Shawn describes himself as a “Helper” not only to his people but to all. He explains that his spiritual path is to share the many things given to him for spiritual direction and purpose. He does not have nor will accept any titles such as “Medicine Man” or “Shaman.” Shawn is also a traditional Native American storyteller, drummer, dancer, singer, and flute player. He is an ordained minister of the Universal Church of Light and a certified facilitator of White Bison’s Mending Broken Hearts.
Shawn has been fulfilling his path journey for the past few decades by doing a variety of sharing in his peoples ancestral lands as well as the Midwest. Shawn describes himself as a “Helper” to not only his people, but to all of the Creator’s children. He explains that his Spiritual path is to share the many things given to him for direction and purpose.
Flying Deer Nature Center (FDNC) is a nonprofit wilderness school and community dedicated to mentoring children, youth, adults, and families in deep connection to nature, self, and others.
Our work aims not only to teach naturalist practices and wilderness survival skills, but also to foster in participants a lifelong relationship with nature and access to the gifts it brings: resilience, creativity, and the ability to listen deeply to ourselves and to others. We all need the benefits of connecting with the natural world and, in like measure, nature needs our care. This deep and reciprocal relationship with the earth is at the heart of our mission.