Guiding Principles

Humble Oak Folk School Guiding Principles 


Empower the community to craft, move, and interact with fellow beings in ways that are in harmony with the reciprocal energy of life on Earth. 

Our Beliefs 

Guiding principles for materials used in our workshops

Land and First People Recognition

"As a step toward honoring the truth and achieving healing and reconciliation, Humble Oak acknowledges the Native lands on which we gather, work, and play and all of the people who have called this land their home.  This includes the Menominee, HoChunk, and Potowatami People.  We recognize that for thousands of years Indigenous People have lived here and as evidence have left behind their dead, buried in mounds throughout the area, as well as a network of trails, some of which still exist in their original form.  They continued to live here until the US Government’s Indian Removal Act of 1830, when they were forced to move west of the Mississippi River.  These statements become truly meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships and sustained commitment.  We, therefore, commit to move beyond words into study, programs and actions that fully embody a commitment to Indigenous rights and honor the multi-cultural traditions of the land, the history of the Native People, and those who continue to maintain and shape these traditions today.”

Humble Oak Folk School is a member of the Folk Education Association of America