Author Archive for Chyna Colorado

July Dreamwork Virtual Event, Ubiquity University and Humanity Rising Summit

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Take part in this special event by visiting our Dream Shop and Ubiquity University

The First Master’s and Ph.D. in Indigenous Science and Peace Studies Program

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WISN Founder, Dr. Apela Colorado, signs historic agreement with the United Nations affiliated University for Peace in Costa Rica. This step marks the initiation of the world’s first Master’s and Ph.D. in Indigenous Science and Peace Studies. The program will bring students, Elders, scholars and researchers together creating innovative solutions to some of the world’s […]

Women’s History Event

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A four day event, hosted by WISN, celebrating the women who kept and keep the history of West Maui.

Apela Colorado

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Apela Colorado Ph.D., of Oneida-Gaul ancestry, founded the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network (WISN) in 1989 with assistance from the Canadian International Development Agency and private sector investment. Read more about Apela Colorado HERE

How Indigenous science can save humanity from itself

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“Like Paleolithic people, when we enter the caves, we face our primal fears and are transformed and empowered by the experience. But unlike ancient humanity… we enter the caves in fervent hope that our actions will help invoke the return of the natural world.” Read full article HERE

How Indigenous knowledge advances modern science and technology

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Throughout history, Indigenous peoples have been responsible for the development of many technologies and have substantially contributed to science. Read full article from theconversation.com HERE

Jaguars: A Nexus for Biocultural Renewal

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(video) Jaguars are a wild cat species native to the Americas. Globally, the species is listed as Near Threatened (IUCN Red List) with steadily declining populations. In the United States, jaguars have been nearly extirpated. Tashka Yawanawa (ICP and Yawanawa Community leader, Acre, Brazil) and Ernesto Olmos (ICP and Artist, Oaxaca, Mexico) work within their local […]

Chartres Dream Journal

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WISN created an innovative dream journal for our annual Chartres Indigenous dreamwork, inviting dreamers to participate in the gift of Chartres Dreaming, a reclamation and renewal of our Ancestral, life sustaining dream powers.   The Dream Journal includes a link to a soundtrack of the sacred chants and instrumentations of Maori Celt Indigenous Cultural Practitioner […]

New monument honors the life of Alice Kaehukai Shaw Kaae

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January 25, 2018 BY LOUISE ROCKETT , Lahaina News             LAHAINA – The Waiola Church Cemetery, located on the border of the Waine’e and Waiokama ahupua’a in the moku of Lahaina, is the resting place of the renowned, revered and obscure of Old Lahaina. In the makai Olowalu corner is the modest gravesite of “Beloved Mother, Alice […]

The Archaeology of Sound

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WISN presents ‘Prayer and Resonance in Paleolithic Painted Caves of Southern France – An Indigenous Science Approach’ in Portugal at the third international multi-disciplinary conference on The Archaeology of Sound.  

Research Begins at Sacred Sites

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Sacred sites are conveners of indigenous science. The architecture of these spaces embodies teachings and demonstrates indigenous science insights and wisdom. To begin preliminary research for organizational collaboration in jaguar conservation in Mexico, WISN travelled to Oaxaca to meet with Mixteca cultural practitioner, artist and musician, Ernesto Olmos. Olmos invited WISN team members Beth Duncan […]

Indigenous Science and Peace Studies Master’s degree Program

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  INDIGENOUS SCIENCE AND PEACE STUDIES PROGRAM Global catastrophe has spurred the linking of Indigenous Science and Western Science to formulate breakthrough approaches to today’s greatest problems. Whether in policy, land management or the development of innovative technologies, Indigenous Science upends and transforms negative patterns of conventional science and social order. The first inception of […]

Alejandra Hernandez Stockder

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Venus Herbito

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Maryka Paquette

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Matthew Tucker

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Ceremony

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Ceremony is an integral part of all WISN’s work. When describing the attributes of ceremony, Western literature explains ceremony in psychological terms: ceremony connects the outer world with the inner world. For indigenous peoples, when the outer and inner worlds connect we are one with the environment and life, have access to more information and […]

WISN Principles of Elder Networking

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NETWORKING IS ORGANIZED AROUND THESE PRINCIPLES: Elders, healers, sacred site guardians who are adept in indigenous wisdom are to hold the center or take the lead in Networking activities. Sacred Sites and life forms within and about the Sites are integral partners in Networking. Networking activities are inclusive. Communities and nature are vital participants. Networking […]

Preservation of Indigenous Language

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  Jean-Paul Auriac offers an invocation in Occitane, welcoming the WISN team to the sacred sites of Dordogne, France. Occitane is an ancient language of Languedoc once widely spoken in the South of France. In the interest of imposing an official language throughout France, Occitan was actively discouraged and suppressed (often-times violently) causing Occitan to go […]

WISN Partners with the Yawanawa to Protect Jaguars

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Under threat of poaching, habitat loss and fragmentation, jaguar populations are increasingly at risk. In Acre, Brazil, the Yawanawa have committed to protecting their central sacred species.