I think the people behind Saskatoon Circle gathering see themselves as creating a village for a brief time. When I think of, where would I find a 150 person village to exist with? Saskatoon is what comes to mind. (Saskatoon Circle is a primitive skills week long gathering that is very vocal about creating community and transitioning the brief time they have there into everyday living). And I think it works at some level, although there are problems with some people looking for money and followers/interns to support their egos, spiritual agendas, and personal land projects. (I know it's ironic I linked to their facebook page, but their website is down).
I feel like a next generation of gatherings can take place that attempt in person values such as giving without hope of receiving, horizontal authority, reverse dominance hierarchy, etc. A complete egalitarian approach.
In other words, much like Saskatoon Circle stepped away from gatherings like Winter Count because of cultural appropriation/patriarchy issues, I feel like next generation of gatherings can step forward that address issues of power, privilege, and access.
The gatherings could even be benefits for Feralculture, or just land trust purchases in general. The hard thing about Saskatoon is that it ends. It would be amazing to have a gathering and then give people the option to just keep staying and practice what they've been learning. Some people stay at Saskatoon and join Lynx Vilden's primitive skills immersion program, but that costs an awful lot (though I've heard directly that many women do not pay).
My sweetheart and I are in this circle at 1 o'clock, to the left of the lady in the red jacket.