Jon Young and the 8 Shields Institute

More information about Jon Young


Jon Young was mentored at a young age by Tom Brown Jr who was mentored by an Apache Shaman and Scout, Grandfather Stalking Wolf. He developed a keen and advanced connection to nature because of this mentoring.

Jon began his work in anthropology over 30 years ago and has been spending time with indigenous people around the world ever since. From his observations and experiences he has seen how all these people have cultural similarities and customs. It is from these observations that he realised these earth-based peoples’ customs and practices created and sustained something that is often missing in our own culture ~ connection to nature, to ourselves and to each other.

The 8 Shields map that he and other elders created, helps us to understand these tools and practices, and weave them back into our lives.

 8 Shields Institute Website