Our mission here at Journeys Into American Indian Territory
is to bring an authentic Native American experience to
children and adults alike, where ancient teachings meet
the modern world. We achieve this through:
• In-house cultural arts field trips for children
• Educational tours
• Teacher training
With direct input from our Native friends, family, and board of advisors, we are able to create a bridge of understanding between American Indians and non-Indians. All programming is informed by our firsthand experience within Native communities. Through our continued interaction with members of various tribes and nations, we strive to maintain an indigenous voice throughout everything we present.
"This is the best program I've ever seen. It meets curriculum and arts standards for 4th grade and kindergarten. Best of all these programs perfectly address character development and community."
Principal Plainview Old Bethpage Kindergarten Center
Former Assistant Principal, Stratford Rd. E.S.
History of the Organization
Journeys Into American Indian Territory was created because of the deeply meaningful experiences Robert Vetter had while conducting anthropological fieldwork among Oklahoma's Comanche tribe as well as other tribes in the early 1980's. He was "adopted" by family members among several tribes, and felt personally transformed as a result of the lives and teachings they shared with him. Creating Journeys was a way Robert could share such experiences with other people, providing an opportunity for non-Indian people to step into a world that few outsiders ever see.