Who are the Wisdom Keepers? What Do They Teach? Recovering Indigenous Wisdom, Universal Truths, Eternal Truths

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In this lesson, we discuss the significance of indigenous wisdom and wisdom keepers, and introduce themes inherent in the worldview of indigenous peoples.


Provide verifiable examples of the manipulation of the accumulated knowledge of human civilization, and describe themes and teachings inherent in the worldview of indigenous peoples.


Discuss and define the terms, “wisdom keeper” and “indigenous.” Explain the significance of indigenous wisdom. Provide verifiable examples of the incomplete and manipulated presentation of history and the accumulated knowledgebase of human civilization, according to mainstream sources. Discuss common themes among wisdom teachings. List examples of cultures and traditions that have survived against the harsh odds they have faced. Discuss why it isn’t wise to disparage or discount entire cultures or vast time periods with sweeping judgments. Discuss social indoctrination. Provide considerations for exploring wisdom teachings.

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