Academics at Prescott College
Molly Bigknife Antonio, M.A.
Molly Bigknife Antonio has been working with youth in outdoor settings for approximately 18 years. She is the co-founder, board member and executive director of the non-profit organization, Pollen Circles, Inc.
The mission of Pollen Circlesis to promote Indigenous wellness culturally, individually, and collectively using traditional, creative, and environmental-based experiential (hands-on) learning activities and projects. Activities are intended to strengthen cultural knowledge/skills locally, inter-tribally and multi-culturally, bringing awareness and solutions to environmental and cultural issues, while nurturing one's health, creativity and self-awareness. Through the facilitation of these activities we weave together the Navajo (Diné) components of the holistic self – emotional being, mental being, physical being, and spiritual being with holistic wellness, internally and externally, as an intended outcome.
Molly received her M.A. in Adventure Education with emphasis in Indigenous Studies from Prescott College in 2006. She received her B.A. from the University of Arizona (2004) and her A.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts (1993). She is also a certified Wilderness First Responder and a certified Level II Reiki practitioner.