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Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom

First-Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing

Edited By Darcia Narvaez, Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs), Eugene Halton, Brian S Collier and Georges Enderle

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.

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.