Woman Between the Worlds
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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 […]
“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
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
(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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Archaeoacoustics is the study of how sound and vibration is an intrinsic element of natural and built environments. Since sound and vibration have the power to modify, entrain and transform human consciousness, WISN supports original archaeoacoustic research as an aspect of indigenous science.
As part of Wisdom School’s New Chartres Academy, each year participants meet in the early mornings to share and explore dreams. Using innovative technologies and methodologies, this indigenous dreamwork explores dreams in the collective. The focus of this year’s gathering is “Arithmetica.” To learn more, click here.
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 […]
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 […]
Since its inception in 2012, participants from around the world meet each year to explore indigenous dreamwork and reconnect with their their ancestors on these sacred lands during the annual White Lion Leadership Academy. Next year’s Leadership Academy is November 22- December 22, 2017
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 […]
Conversations with Kapuna Hale Makua, Native Hawai’ian Elder, during Elders’ conferences in Hawaii and Bali in 2002-2003.
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.