Sharon Shay Sloan is an educator, wilderness rites of passage guide, council trainer and consultant. In 2007, she had her first community-supported rite of passage and has engaged rites of passage since, including with Beyond Boundaries, School of Lost Borders, Wilderness Reflections, Global Passageways, and Youth Passageways national youth rites of passage network.
Sharon Shay Sloan is Director of the Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas program for The WILD Foundation; a certified council trainer with the Center for Council (Ojai Foundation); and co-editor of Protecting Wild Nature on Native Lands. She has been involved with Bioneers since 2001, currently supporting the Community of Mentors and Youth Programs, and coordinating and convening the Council tent.
She is co-author of the report “Cross-Cultural Protocols in Rites of Passage: Guiding Principles, Themes and Inquiry,” and has had the honor of working with, alongside and/or for Indigenous Peoples from hundreds of nations.
Long time friend of SSP, Shay gracefully and humbly offers her passion and skills, specifically related to the Way of Council, to the Stepping Stones community.