Apela Colorado shares her knowledge and experiences of indigenous wisdom and promotes an understanding between the indigenous and modern world perspectives.
A journey back in time to preserve a connection to the ancestors, open a door to indigenous wisdom and healing and reclaim a Creation story for the future.
'Apela is the original and world leader in trying to bring together indigenous and modern Western perspectives' - Brian Bates, author and former Chairman of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
Inspirational world authority on indigenous wisdom Apela Colorado works internationally to preserve the wisdom of indigenous elders from around the world. In this powerful and inspirational book, she weaves together an intricate and beautiful insight into the way that indigenous people see the world.
She shares her experiences as a Native American woman growing up in rural Wisconsin, who stepped out of her tribe to become one of the first Native American women to study at Harvard. Her passion for the indigenous way of life leads her to travel the world, meeting indigenous elders and setting up projects to promote understanding between the indigenous and Western world view.
This powerful book contains a unique and magical glimpse into the minds of those elders and will inspire us all to reconnect more closely with our own ancestral wisdom.
About the Author
Apela Colorado PhD is a member of the Oneida tribe and is a traditional cultural practitioner. She received a BA, an MSc and then a Doctorate in Social Policy from Brandeis. In 1989, she founded the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network (WISN), a forum that promotes consensus, collaboration and cooperation between experts of Western and indigenous knowledge in conservation and education programs and alternative resource development. www.wisn.org
"Nothing is more essential for the future of the planet than an honoring and integration of indigenous wisdom in every realm. In this brilliant poignant profound superbly written book, Apela Colorado offers us the treasures of a lifetime of shamanic passion and practice as well as a practical template for all of us to start our journey’s home to celebrating and protecting the creation and ourselves. This essential book should be in the backpack of every seeker, every policy maker and all those passionately concerned for the birth of a new humanity."
—Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A guide to Sacred Activism and with Carolyn Baker, Radical Regeneration.