Apela Colorado, aka Pamela Colorado

Apela
Colorado, aka Pamela Colorado
fl. 1994

Native American Writer of Oneida Tribe, Founder of Worldwide Indigenous Science Network, Created Doctoral Program in Traditional Knowledge at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Director of Wisdom University Indigenous Mind Masters Program

Author Quotes

The end point of an indigenous scientific process is a known and recognized place. This point of balance, referred to by my own tribe (Oneida) as the Great Peace, is both peaceful and electrifyingly alive. In the joy of exact balance, creativity occurs, which is why we can think of our way of knowing as a life science.

Indigenous science is concerned with relationships; we try to understand and complete our relationships with all living things.

All of nature is considered to be intelligent and alive, thus an active research partner.

Humor is a critical ingredient of all truth seeking, even in the most powerful rituals because... humor balances gravity.

The data from indigenous science are not used to control the forces of nature; instead, the data tell us ways and means of accommodating nature... The purpose of indigenous science is to maintain balance... Indigenous science is holistic, drawing on all senses including the spiritual and psychic realm. Indigenous science collapses time ands space, with the result that our fields of participation and inquiry extend into and overlap with past and present.

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First Name
Apela
Last Name
Colorado, aka Pamela Colorado
Birth Date
fl. 1994
Bio

Native American Writer of Oneida Tribe, Founder of Worldwide Indigenous Science Network, Created Doctoral Program in Traditional Knowledge at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Director of Wisdom University Indigenous Mind Masters Program