The mission of the Woodfish Institute is to provide education and services to the general public for the purpose of bridging core indigenous ways of knowing and transindigenous healing methodologies with modern multidisciplinary approaches to human problem-solving, mind-body healing, and ecopsychology.

The idea is, wherever possible, to make the inevitable encounter between indigenous systems and technological systems mutually enhancing. Conventional analyses have primarily acknowledged the manifest poverty of contemporary indigenous cultures in comparison with the obvious material wealth of industrial-technological societies. In the 21st century, however, the specter of planetary destruction forces us to also see wealth” in wisdom about how to live sanely on the earth