New-Native Mission


New-Native Foundation seeks to network together educators who embody their environment's calling: sustainable farmers & foragers, ethical hunters, trappers and foresters. We aim to compile a comprehensive public database resource for these educators and for those seeking them in communities across America. We are outlining an American system of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ATEK) with hands-on experience that will show our indigenous population that we are ready to care for this place we call home. Providing New-Native educational materials and programs, implementing a New-Native Pledge, New-Native Foundation will guide our people toward the invitation of a path in environmental connection through simple everyday initiatives.

When we consider our environment with every new decision we become a more mindful people, and evolve as a species. Together, with Nature in mind, we can rebuild our foundations for future generations. Our founder Keith M. Cowley challenges you to embrace your environment’s calling.

For more information about the New-Native Mission, read our Frequently Asked Questions page!

New-Native Initiatives

In the interest of spreading the verbiage of "New-Native" & "ATEK", New-Native Foundation has a two-prong approach:

  • The first prong is The Pledge, an active commitment to the New-Native Mission. Taking the New-Native Pledge makes the pledger a member and recipient of customized resources to further their commitment.
  • The second is the New-Native Educator Database, that will become the resource hub to network together and make public ATEK Educators represented by New-Native Foundation anywhere in the country.