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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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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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The Indigenous Mind Program

  WHAT IS THE IM PROGRAM? IM is a ceremony and academic program. Students engage deeply with the ancestors, the story of their people and their homelands. Coursework and intensives are enriched by: the wisdom, guidance and mentorship of Indigenous Elders journey to an ancestral homeland the innovative use of technology as ‘witness’ to one’s […]

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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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Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa Research Library

The Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa research library provides a resource hub for researchers of all disciplines to enter into the wealth of what indigenous science has to offer (see What is Indigenous Science?). WISN provides this collections of works the public for the purpose of broadening the baseline data of Western Science. We wish to honor […]

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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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Mobile Addictions Treatment Program for Khomani San Bushmen

Khomani San Bushmen are in crisis. Moved from their ancestral lands and no longer able to live in their traditional ways, they are dying from addictions and related trauma. WISN is working with the Bushmen to bring a Mobile Addictions Treatment program, to help them reclaim their health and identity.

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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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Historic Snow Leopard Gathering in Kyrgyzstan

WISN and the SLC brought together Indigenous Cultural Practitioners and scientists for a historic gathering in Kyrgyzstan this September to find better ways of conserving the critically endangered snow leopards.

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Global Networking of Elders, Sacred Site Guardians, Healers, and Shamans

Indigenous Healers, Sacred Site Guardians, and their knowledge are endangered. Destruction of the environment, loss of traditional lands, fundamentalist religious pressures, poverty, and increasing Westernization mean that today’s Cultural Practitioners are the last generation to be raised in an unbroken cultural chain.

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Sacred Fire in Kyrgyzstan

WISN and Kyrgyz Elders reignited the Uluu Ot, or fire ceremony, historically suppressed for more than eighty years.

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Dream Work at Chartres 2014

Apela Colorado leads the dreamwork that begins each day at Wisdom University’s New Chartres Academy.

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Snow Leopard Conservation

In 2013, WISN travels to Jeju, South Korea, to participate in a United Nations Snow Leopard program, bringing Indigenous and Western sciences together.

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Pana and Awakening in the Earth Changes

Worldwide Indigenous Science Network presents Kahu Kapi’ioho Lyons Naone in an Unprecedented Conversations production.
Maui, Hawaii 2012

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Entering the mystery, the Caves of Southern France

Dr. Apela Colorado, Worldwide Indigenous Science Network and Wisdom University pilgrims encounter a mystery at the Dordogne Caves, France, June 2009.

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