This lecture follows the tracks of the visionary/artist of Indigenous America as a path of mindfulness. The first track reveals the nature of dream and vision as viewed through the eyes and words of American Indian visionaries and artists, past and present. The second track explores the central role of vision in the context of Tribal educative endeavors. The third track reflects on the alchemy of the creative process from the perspective of transformation and orientation. The fourth track enters the realm of the Ceremony of Art as both a process and context for deep learning and understanding among Indigenous peoples. The integrated whole of Indigenous mindfulness becomes more apparent as we explore this dimension of that place that Indigenous people talk about, that place of dream and vision.

Gregory Cajete

University of New Mexico

Gregory Cajete is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. He is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New … MORE

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