Accomplishments

Speaker at the University of South Africa

Provided consultation on the integration of indigenous knowledge within higher education curriculum development, and was appointed International Fellow to the South African Research Chair in Development Education.

View

Co-organizers for Global Forum in Bishkek

Brought together Indigenous Elders and big cat conservationists to discuss new forms of conservation, bridging the two ways of knowing. Indigenous cultural practitioners developed a statement that was presented at the UN Forum for Big Cat Conservation–the first time ever that Indigenous Elders were given a seat at the table on conservation issues.

View

Mobile Addictions Treatment Program for the Kalahari Bushmen

Partnered with South African Bushmen, Canada’s Nechi Institute’s addictions program, and PROMETRA, Promotion of Traditional Medicine, to design and deliver a culture-based treatment to the Kalahari—a first on the African continent. In 2016, we completed Phase I, sponsoring a Community Addictions Treatment program, training sober Bushmen how to support their community during Phase II.

View

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide

WISN was invited to present two workshops, the Indigenous Mind, academic program as ceremony, and Indigenous Dreaming. More than 400 organizations applied.

View

Elders Summit

WISN brought together Elders, Indigenous Cultural Practitioners, elected officials, Indigenous Mind graduates, and others to gather in ceremony at some of the most sacred sites in Hawaii to connect cultures, lands, and vision.

View