Glenn Aparicio Parry and Leroy Little Bear in Dialog

Summer of Peace 2012 > Planetary Peace > Indigenous Wisdom
Broadcast on July 04, 2012
With Glenn Aparicio Parry & Leroy Little Bear

Glenn Aparicio Parry

Glenn Aparicio Parry PhD, a writer, psychologist, educator, and entrepreneur, is the founder and president of the SEED Institute
Glenn Aparicio Parry PhD, a writer, psychologist, educator, and entrepreneur, is the founder and president of the SEED Institute based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His passion is to reform education into a coherent, cohesive whole. He organized and participated in the Language of Spirit Conferences since 1999, which have brought together Native and Western scientists in dialogue, moderated by Leroy Little Bear. He has written about these experiences extensively, in SEED Thoughts on Dialogue, ReVision Journal (Winter 2004), Native Wisdom in a Quantum World, Shift (IONS Journal, December 2005), and in his doctoral dissertation: SEED Graduate Institute: An Original Model of Transdisciplinary Education Informed by Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Dialogue. He has appeared in several documentary films, including SEEDing Change: A Retrospective of the Language of Spirit Dialogues, produced by the Foundation for Global Humanity. He is the author of the forthcoming book Original Thinking: Rethinking Time, Humanity and Education.

Leroy Little Bear

Scholar, Author, Former Director of the Harvard University Native American Program

Leroy Little Bear was born and raised on the Blood Indian Reserve (Kainai First Nation). One of the first Native students to complete a program of study at the University of Lethbridge, Little Bear graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1971. He continued his education at the College of Law, University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, completing a Juris Doctor Degree in 1975. Following his graduation, Little Bear returned to his alma mater as a founding member of Canada’s first Native American Studies Department.

In recent years Little Bear has continued his influential work as an advocate for First Nations education. From January 1998 to June 1999 he served as Director of the Harvard University Native American Program. Upon his return to Canada, he was instrumental in the creation of a Bachelor of Management in First Nations Governance at the University of Lethbridge – the only program of its kind in the country. After a lifetime of educational service, Little Bear remains a dedicated and dynamic teacher and mentor to students and faculty at the University of Lethbridge. He continues to pursue new research interests including North American Indian science and Western physics, and the exploration of Blackfoot knowledge through songs, stories and landscape. In the spring of 2003, Little Bear was awarded the prestigious National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Education, the highest honour bestowed by Canada’s First Nations community. Mr. Little Bear is the co-author of several books on self-government and Aboriginal rights, including Pathways to Self Determination, Quest For Justice, and Governments in Conflict. His credits also include a variety of influential articles such as, “A concept of Native Title”, which was cited in a Canadian Supreme Court decision.