This book is the product of WE—written with the help, guidance, and inspiration of many people.

First and foremost, I acknowledge the hand of the Creator. It was He who inspired Larry D. Olsen and Ezekiel C. Sanchez (Good Buffalo Eagle) to create ANASAZI Foundation—a wilderness therapy program for young adults and youth at-risk. ANASAZI Foundation has been recognized internationally for its caring and nonpunitive approach to helping youth overcome challenges and see their seeds of greatness.

Ezekiel’s wife, Pauline Martin Sanchez (a Navajo tribal member whose given name is Gentle White Dove), assisted in the creation of ANASAZI’s curriculum, which centers around seven elements found in nature. They call this curriculum “The Seven ...

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