Our purpose is to create land and water-based educational opportunities for Musgamakw Dzawada̱’enux̱w citizens.


  • Provide programming based on best practices to support mental and physical wellness
  • Facilitate leadership training
  • Teach outdoor skills that promote the safe use of Musgamakw Dzawada̱’enux̱w traditional territory
  • Provide certifications in the outdoor education field

The programs are delivered with a Musgamakw Dzawada̱’enux̱w worldview. Our traditional laws and values govern how we operate and deliver programs.


A̱ka̱la Society is guided by the Musgamakw Dzawada̱’enux̱w law of maya̱’xala, a word that does not have an English language counterpart, but is akin to respect and reciprocity. Within maya̱’xala are values of gratitude and spirituality. We continue to learn how to weave maya̱’xala into our lives and programs, and understand that this will be a lifelong journey. No matter where you are in your understanding and practice of maya’xa̱la, you are welcome to join the A̱ka̱la ‘na̱myut.