Wilderness Leader Onîkânohtêw

Onîkânohtêw  is a Cree word for ‘Leader’.
Part of this course is inspired by the Cree people.

You can use this course as a stepping stone to become a WGA International Wilderness Guide.
But, after you finished this course you can already start guiding in different areas of the world (including the Rocky Mountain National Parks).


The course is made of different short courses, and these course combined will lead to the Certification ‘Wilderness Leader’ or Onîkânohtêw.

Subjects courses
1-  Wilderness First Aid 2 Days 

2-  Plant Medicine 1 Days
Basic Plant Medicine Course

5- Cree Culture (built in the different courses)
4- Essential Wilderness Survival skills 2 Days 
Essential Wilderness Survival Skills – Short Term

5- IGA Apprentice Interpretive Guide and
IGA Group management (Extra Certification: IGA Interpretive Hiking Guide) 4 days
7- Orienteering, routefinding, planning, hiking and backpacking ( you can chose between a 6 day wintertraining in the Jura or a 5 day spring training in the French Alps)

This course is taught in 2018 by Raoul Kluivers, Margot Visser, Dave Holder and Brenda Seeley-Holder
Dates 2018:

Jura: January 26-31

April 5-6: Wilderness first Aid
April 7-8: IGA Interpretive Guide
April 9-10: Group Management
April 11: Plant Medicine
April 12-13: Essential Wilderness Survival Skills

Information Canadian Wilderness and Guiding Skills 2018

French Alps: April 23- 27

(It is possible to subscribe for the Jura or Alps in 2019)

Costs: € 1350,-
(exclusive Travel, Insurance, Food, Drinks and Accommodation )
Participants get € 500,- discount on the Wilderness Guide Level 1 program 2018 in Canada.

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Download: Wilderness Leader 2018




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