The Evolved Nest: Neurobiology, Wisdom and Culture

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Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture, and Wisdom


Personality, Identity, and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology


Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing


Contexts for Young Child Flourishing: Evolution, Family, and Society


Embodied Morality: Protectionism, Engagement and Imagination


Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy


Indigenous sustainable wisdom

About this current work

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

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.

“Authentic and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge(s) means keeping it alive and vital, appreciating its urgent necessity for today’s times, and interweaving it into the lives of non-Indigenous people. No longer can Indigenous knowledge be marginalized, relegated to the past, or shelved in a museum. As becomes clearer each day, our planet cannot survive without its inhabitants learning to live in harmony with Mother Earth, as Indigenous wisdom teaches. The diverse chapters in this book offer ways to make this vision a reality for right now and lasting into the future.” ―Susan Roberta Katz, Professor, International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco


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