Navajo Education Leaders, Scholars, Set to Discuss Education for the Future

2022-07-26T11:08:38-07:00

Fielding Graduate University Collaborates with the Navajo Nation on Doctoral Degrees photo taken at the 4th Annual Navajo Education Conference Navajo female leaders, the decolonization of education, and the future of Navajo teaching and learning are some of the critical topics and the kind of research that more than 80 Navajo education leaders and scholars will discuss when they gather for the 6th annual Navajo Education Conference in Window Rock, AZ, July 28-29. The annual conference is jointly organized and sponsored by the Navajo Nation, the Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance (ONNSFA), the Navajo [...]

Navajo Education Leaders, Scholars, Set to Discuss Education for the Future2022-07-26T11:08:38-07:00

Fielding Faculty Four Arrows & Notre Dame Faculty Emerita Darcia Narvaez Discuss the Significance of Restoring the Kinship Worldview

2022-07-19T14:54:27-07:00

EdD Leadership for Change faculty member Four Arrows, Ph.D., and University of Notre Dame Faculty Emerita Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D, discuss their recent book, Restoring the Kinship Worldview: Indigenous Voices Introduce 28 Precepts for Rebalancing Life on Planet Earth. Restoring the Kinship Worldview Restoring the Kinship Worldview is rooted in an Indigenous vision and strong social purpose that sees all life forms as sacred and sentient–that honors the wisdom of the heart, and grants equal standing to rights and responsibilities. Four Arrows and Dr. Narvaez present 28 passages from Indigenous leaders, including Mourning Dove, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Winona LaDuke, [...]

Fielding Faculty Four Arrows & Notre Dame Faculty Emerita Darcia Narvaez Discuss the Significance of Restoring the Kinship Worldview2022-07-19T14:54:27-07:00

Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”

2022-01-03T20:38:27-08:00

Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”  And, In Fact, Could Save Us from Extinction During President Clinton’s election, the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid” was coined. It should have been “It’s the worldview, stupid.” When Obama used “Change we can believe in” for his slogan, I told him, without a worldview change, things will stay the same.” — Joseph Ohayon Better understood as "what is" (fact) and "what ought to be" (value), the fact/value distinction is the thin line between what is truth and what is right. — Charlie [...]

Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”2022-01-03T20:38:27-08:00

The Indigenous Worldview Research Award Honors Late Jim Ptak, EdD (ELC’19)

2021-12-13T18:25:22-08:00

James W. Ptak, EdD With great sadness, we share with our Fielding community that alum James W. Ptak, EdD, passed away on November 12, 2021. In his dissertation, titled “From Chaos to Individual and Collective Well-Being: A Worldview Transformation (Engaging Concentration-Activated Transformation within Soliloquy),” he explored a personal journey of moving from a dominant worldview (DW) toward Indigenous worldview (IW). Dr. Ptak described his dissertation as first-person, soliloquy research that enabled him, as a dominant worldview-oriented individual, “to embrace, persist, and prevail in Indigenous wisdom-based well-being to gain balance and harmony within myself, my sense of humanity, and [...]

The Indigenous Worldview Research Award Honors Late Jim Ptak, EdD (ELC’19)2021-12-13T18:25:22-08:00

Celebrating our Navajo Partnership

2022-01-04T17:05:09-08:00

Today marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month, when we celebrate the contributions of our Native American students, alumni, faculty, staff and trustees to the Fielding community, as well as the myriad contributions of Native Americans more broadly. Fielding has graduated numerous Navajo students from our EdD, Leadership for Change, program, and is currently partnering with the Navajo Nation to offer graduate study to more than 20 Navajo educators who are working towards their EdD degrees at Fielding. Window Rock, Arizona, site of the Navajo Education Conference “These educators are advancing their knowledge of learning strategies and [...]

Celebrating our Navajo Partnership2022-01-04T17:05:09-08:00
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