Crit Callebs

About The Teacher

Crit Callebs is of Eastern Band Cherokee and Appalachian descent and lives on the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation where he is a drummer, singer and food gatherer for the White Swan Longhouse. He is a traditional storyteller and highly influential mentor who has been featured at Harvard University, Washington State University, University of Kentucky, CWU Museum of Culture and Environment, Native Wellness Institute and the Native American Training Institute.

Crit is a co-founding member and Executive Director of the Peacekeeper Society, a Native American nonprofit that consists of tribal mentors, trainers, and wisdom keepers from various Indian nations. He is a licensed foster parent for the Nak Nu We Sha Foster Care Program and a therapeutic facilitator for the Newport Academy Teen Treatment Center. Crit is a professional survival instructor and former guide for the world renowned Boulder Outdoor Survival School. Most of his time is spent gathering traditional foods and medicines in Washington State.


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