Track 6: The Contributions of Indigenous Wisdom

Historically the Indigenous peoples of the world have the longest and best track record for living ecologically. This track will be exploring the alternative ways of understanding and knowledge that Indigenous people have to offer in moving all of us toward an Ecological Civilization, and how that parallels Whiteheadian process thought.

Track Heads

Chris Daniels

Sessional Instructor, Indigenous Worldviews and Process Philosophy

Chris Daniels earned his Ph.D in Religious Studies from The University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada where he also resides and works as a sessional instructor. His doctoral dissertation “All My Relations: A Process-Indigenous Study in Comparative Ontology” compared Indigenous worldviews and ways-of-knowing with the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead.

Postings from Seizing an Alternative

FRED “COYOTE” DOWNEY, “WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A NATIVE AMERICAN ELDER”

BILL PFEIFFER, “REMEMBERING AND PRACTICING INDIGENOUS CULTURE”

CHRIS DANIELS AND JAKI DANIELS: “BECOMING INDIGENOUS: MOVING FROM A WESTERN TO RELATIONAL WORLDVIEW”

DANIL MAMYEV, “WISDOM OF PLACES: SACRED KNOWLEDGE OF THE KARAKOL VALLEY, ALTAI MOUNTAINS”

Suggested Reading List

Links to Section-related books and media for pre-conference preparation include: