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Conveying and Elevating Indigenous Wisdom

December 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 16th
6:30 to 8 pm
Third Street Center, Calaway Room

Streaming of a panel dialogue on Indigenous Wisdom, the Humanity Rising Day 381 program hosted by Jim Garrison of Ubiquity University with guests Milt Markewitz, Apela Colorado, Connie Buffalo, Lewis Cardinal and Natajo Weaselhead.


Explore how the wisdom of the indigenous heart/mind that may well be the way out of our global dilema of self-destruction.

Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it. – Bruce Lipton

A dialogue about humans learning what is most important in life and living that way. If you add an “e” to the word “human” you get the word “Humane!” Being humane means developing skills for thriving with each other on a vibrant planet that is awaiting our collaboration today.

Milt Markewitz, former IBM executive, is co-author of The Language of Life and To Restore Earth’s Balance. He has been a student of indigenous cultures for many years.

Apela Colorado Ph.D., of Oneida-Gaul ancestry, received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin. As a Ford Fellow, she studied for her Doctorate at both Harvard and Brandeis Universities, receiving a Ph.D. from Brandeis in Social Policy (with a focus on native addictions) in 1982. Upon completing her education, Apela established the Spirit Camp cultural revitalization project with the University of Alaska in 1985, drawing from both Native and academic training. She subsequently relocated to the University of Calgary, where she built the Native Social Work Concentration and represented the University’s Division of International Development (the first Canadian international center of excellence) at numerous overseas conferences. Apela founded the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network (WISN) in 1989 and in 1993, she founded the world’s first accredited doctoral program in Traditional Knowledge at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).

Connie Buffalo is President of the Renaissance Project, International, a company she and her partner, Jean Houston, have created that is dedicated to advancing human understanding and potential nationally and internationally. She also brings her Native American traditions into every aspect of her life. Born into the Chippewa tribe, she relied on her ancestral heritage to help her in her many careers as a television producer, computer designer, Adult Learning Specialist, interactive video producer, International Telecommunications Consultant, and CEO of a chemical and biological warfare decontamination company.

Lewis Cardinal comes from the Woodland Cree First Nation in Northern Alberta. He is a communicator and educator who has dedicated his life’s work to creating and maintaining connections and developing relationships which cross cultural divides. A lot of his work has taken him into inter-government and inter-faith work as well as community development. His long track record of public service includes Founding Board Member of Alberta Aboriginal Arts, Board Member of Theatre Network, Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Commission for Human Rights and Justice, and Trustee of the Council for a Parliament of World Religions, just to mention a few.

Natáyo Ni’taikiihtsstipimyakíí (One Spot Woman) Weaselhead is of Blackfeet and Salish ancestry. She is an artist and designer who recovered her heritage after years of indoctrinization in the non-indigenous world.

Admission by donation


December 16, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Center for Human Flourishing
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Third Street Center

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