Hollyhock Presenters

Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

Robert Vetter

Robert Vetter, M.A. is a cultural anthropologist and educator for audiences that range from young children through adulthood including colleges. His teaching focuses on two areas: the intersection of spirituality and healing as well as the historic mistreatment of Native American peoples, with an eye toward social justice.

Robert advocates a model of intellectual collaboration as found in collaborative ethnography.  Toward that end, he co-authored the book Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family with his adopted Kiowa uncle, medicine man Richard Tartsah (who invited Bob to co-author the book with him). Robert also hosts a podcast entitled “Healing and Spirituality in World Cultures.”