Author Archive for wisn

Conversations with La`au Lapa`au, traditional Hawaiian healer Mahilani Poepoe

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Unprecedented Conversations with Hawaiian healer and elder Mahilani Poepoe. Filmed at an international gathering of indigenous elders in Bali, 2002. Supported by the Ford Foundation.

Snow Leopard Conservancy

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The Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC) of Sonoma, CA is a partner of WISN. The SLC is the world’s leading authority on the study and protection of the endangered snow leopard, serving twelve Central Asian nations.

Aigine

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Ticah

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Timoti Huia Bramley

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Indigenous Science Research Background

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Dr. Apela Colorado was among the first generation of Native Americans to receive a Ph.D. from a leading US university (Brandeis). In her doctoral dissertation she coined the term “indigenous science” and used it in an effort to create a bridge of understanding between Western science and indigenous knowledge.

Speaker at the University of South Africa

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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.

Co-organizers for Global Forum in Bishkek

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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.

Mobile Addictions Treatment Program for the Kalahari Bushmen

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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.

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide

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

Eiichi Maiwa

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Juan Arteaga

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Ergeshbai Ata

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“…I was a teacher at the school, I dreamed to write a book which every parent could use. I was the first person who translated horoscopes “Human capabilities”, “Humans, we are amazing beings” from Russian literatures and gave to regional newspapers for the publication. It was a sensation at that time. Once one of the […]

Keola Sequeira

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Kapi’iohookalani Naone

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Ilarion Merculieff

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Tashka Yawanawa

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Tata Yawanawa, in memoriam

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Dabassa Guyo, kidnapped /still missing

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Erick Vidjin Agnih Gbodossou, M.D.

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Diana Stone

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Dorothy Ninham

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Fania Davis, Ph.D., J.D.

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Ernesto Olmos

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Baba Credo Mutwa

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