Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom

Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom : First-Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing

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Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First Nation Know-how for Global Flourishing's contributors describe ways of being in the world that reflect a worldview that guided humanity for 99% of human history: They describe the practical traditional wisdom that stems from Nature-based relational cultures that were or are guided by this worldview. Such cultures did not cause the kinds of anti-Nature and de-humanizing or inequitable policies and practices that now pervade our world. Far from romanticizing Indigenous histories, Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom offers facts about how human beings, with our potential for good and evil behaviors, can live in relative harmony again. Contributions cover views from anthropology, psychology, sociology, leadership, native science, native history, and native art.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 292 pages
  • 150 x 225 x 22.86mm | 503g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 19 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1433163659
  • 9781433163654

Table of contents

List of Figures - Acknowledgements - Darcia Narvaez/Four Arrows/Eugene Halton/Brian S Collier/Georges Enderle: People and Planet in Need of Sustainable Wisdom - Penny Spikins: Conversations with the Deep Past: What Can Ancient Hunter-Gatherers Tell Us about Sustainable Wisdom? - Eugene Halton: Indigenous Bodies, Civilized Selves, and the Escape from the Earth - Barbara Alice Mann: Rematriating Economics: The Gift Economy of Woodlands Matriarchies - Darcia Narvaez: Original Practices for Becoming and Being Human - Gregory A. Cajete: Plants, Native Science and Indigenous Sustainability - Bruce E. Johansen: Mother Earth vs. Mother Lode: Native Environmental Ethos, Sustainability, and Human Survival - Steve J. Langdon: Spiritual Relations, Moral Obligations and Existential Continuity: The Structure and Transmission of Tlingit Principles and Practices of Sustainable Wisdom - Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), aka Don Trent Jacobs: Sustainable Wisdom and Truthfulness: An Indigenous Spiritual Perspective - Tom McCallum: Listening to the Trees - Jon Young: Connection Modeling: Metrics for Deep Nature-Connection, Mentoring, and Culture Repair - Sandra Waddock: Wisdom, Sustainability, Dignity, and the Intellectual Shaman - Kimberly Blaeser: For a Tattered Planet: Art and Tribal Continuance - Contributors - Index.
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"Authentic and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge(s) means keeping it alive and vital, appreciating its urgent necessity for today's times, and interweaving it into the lives of non-Indigenous people. No longer can Indigenous knowledge be marginalized, relegated to the past, or shelved in a museum. As becomes clearer each day, our planet cannot survive without its inhabitants learning to live in harmony with Mother Earth, as Indigenous wisdom teaches. The diverse chapters in this book offer ways to make this vision a reality for right now and lasting into the future." - Susan Roberta Katz, Professor, International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco
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"Authentic and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge(s) means keeping it alive and vital, appreciating its urgent necessity for today's times, and interweaving it into the lives of non-Indigenous people. No longer can Indigenous knowledge be marginalized, relegated to the past, or shelved in a museum. As becomes clearer each day, our planet cannot survive without its inhabitants learning to live in harmony with Mother Earth, as Indigenous wisdom teaches. The diverse chapters in this book offer ways to make this vision a reality for right now and lasting into the future."
-Susan Roberta Katz, Professor, International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco
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About Georges Enderle

Darcia Narvaez is Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, where she specializes in virtue development and human flourishing. Her book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, won the 2015 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association and the 2017 Expanded Reason Award.


Four Arrows (Cherokee/Irish/Oglala), aka Don Trent Jacobs, is Professor of Educational Leadership at Fielding Graduate University. Selected as one of 27 "visionaries in education" by AERO and recipient of a Martin Springer Institute Moral Courage Award for his activism. He has authored 20 books and numerous chapters and articles on Indigenous worldview.


Eugene Halton is Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He has written extensively on the limitations of the civilizational mindset, and guideposts toward re-attuning contemporary civilization to the poetic wonder of the variescent earth. His most recent book is From the Axial Age to the Moral Revolution.


Brian S Collier is coordinator of supervision and directs the American Indian Catholic Schools Network at the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame.


Georges Enderle is John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of International Business Ethics in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
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