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July Dreamwork Virtual Event, Ubiquity University and Humanity Rising Summit

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

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

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 […]

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Women’s History Event

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

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Apela Colorado

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

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How Indigenous science can save humanity from itself

“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

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How Indigenous knowledge advances modern science and technology

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

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Bushman Renaissance

The re-emergence of the Bushmen, the First People and connectors of heaven and earth and all races, will ripple through time and space to heal humanity. Learn more about the vision of Bushman Healer Lys Kruiper for her people.

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Jaguars: A Nexus for Biocultural Renewal

(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 […]

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Chartres Dream Journal

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 […]

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New monument honors the life of Alice Kaehukai Shaw Kaae

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 […]

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The Archaeology of Sound

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.  

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Research Begins at Sacred Sites

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 […]

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Indigenous Science and Peace Studies Master’s degree Program

  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 […]

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WISN presents at Archaeoacoustics Conference: Portugal Oct.2017

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.

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New Chartres Academy Indigenous Dreamwork

  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.

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Ceremony

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 […]

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WISN Principles of Elder Networking

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 […]

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Credo Mutwa Research Library

The Credo Mutwa Research Library provides a nexus for Indigenous Science and Western Science to ethically communicate and collaborate. Visit the Library

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White Lion Leadership Academy

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

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Preservation of Indigenous Language

  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 […]

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Unprecedented Conversation with Hawaiian Elder Hale Makua

Conversations with Kapuna Hale Makua, Native Hawai’ian Elder, during Elders’ conferences in Hawaii and Bali in 2002-2003.

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WISN Partners with the Yawanawa to Protect Jaguars

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.

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Indigenous Dreamwork

WISN is at the forefront of indigenous dreamwork. We bring together people of all backgrounds on sacred sites for Indigenous dreaming circles that provide a ceremonial process and an indigenous frame for understanding dreams from a collective perspective.

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Raven Spirit Stories

The blue eye of White Raven takes me in as I write. Thirty years have passed since I lived in my mobile home in the boreal forest of Southeast Alaska. It was there I met Raven both black and white and each gave me stories.

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Snow Leopard Project, Altai Republic, Siberia

Most Central Asian people have all but forgotten that the snow leopard and the rituals, knowledge and Sacred Sites that held the teachings about the snow leopard, comprise a way of unity.

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