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November 11, 2014

Indigenous Science in At The Crossroads – Preview Issue

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At The Crossroads Preview Issue - Indigenous Science, Firewalking

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Our Preview issue features a pair of articles critiquing a western male dominated science. Pamela Colorado, an Oneida who founded the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network, talks about a fascinating alternative: indigenous science. Beverly Rubik, director of the Center for Frontier Sciences at Temple University, speculates what a more woman oriented science might look like – how about the unfolding of the cosmic egg instead of the big bang theory? Paula Mariedaughter’s account of her experiences at a firewalking workshop leaves philosophical discussions of liberated science in ashes! We include a forum on the compatibility/conflict of political and spiritual world views, plus book reviews of Vandana Shiva’s book Staying Alive and Charlene Spretnak’s States of Grace, and much more.

Feature Articles
Indigenous Science: Pamela Colorado talks with Jane Carroll (see excerpt below)
Why At The Crossroads? by Jeanne Neath
Amnesia by Ruth Geiger
Firewalking by Paula Mariedaughter
Science: A Feminine Perspective by Beverly Rubik
The Compassion in Anger by Nina Silver

Do Political and Spiritual Worldviews Conflict or Complement One Another?

Book Reviews
Shelley Anderson reviews Staying Alive and Gender and Tribe
Juanita Karpf reviews States of Grace
Jeanne Neath reviews Women Respond to the Men’s Movement

From Indigenous Science: Pamela Colorado talks with Jane Carroll

If you want definitions of what indigenous science is: some people have called it natural science, others have called it life science, some have called it woman science, but for my own purposes, I go back to sciens/scientia, which means to know in its largest sense. Native science is away of bringing people to a higher knowledge, and one of its goals is to bring us to the Gii Lai – the still quiet place. In other words, our religion and our spirituality are built into it. Another thing that can be said is that native scientists, through their rituals and songs, etc. are working all the time with energies – the energies of the earth – in a way which is just as precise as the way western scientists work.

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