The Red Road (Čhaŋkú Lúta)

Linking Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to Indigenous Worldview

Four Arrows, Fielding Graduate University

A volume in the series: Counter-Hegemonic Democracy and Social Change. Editor(s): Paul R. Carr, Université du Québec en Outaouais. Gina Thésée, University of Quebec à Montreal.

Published 2020

The diversity and Inclusion movement in corporations and higher education has mostly fallen short of its most authentic goals. This is because it relies upon the dominant worldview that created and creates the problems it attempts to address. Rediscovering and applying our original Indigenous worldview offers a remedy that can bring forth a deeper and broader respect for diversity, and a different way to understand and honor it. This book offers a transformative learning opportunity for preserving diverse environments at every level, one that may be a matter of human survival.

Praise for: The Red Road: Linking Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to Indigenous Worldview

"Four Arrows has combined his internationally respected scholarship on Indigenous worldview with experience based story-telling to help bring forth a more effective way to actualize authentic respect for diversity, especially as it relates to transformational curricula in higher education. Had humanity begun this project long ago, Nature would not have to be bringing us back into balance so radically now."
Tom McCallum
(White Standing Buffalo)
Métis/Michif-speaking elder, Cree Sundance Lodge Keeper, and author

"Five hundred years of colonization has divided humanity, separated us from our relatives, and reduced them to objects to be exploited for commerce and greed. We are now steeped in multiple life threatening crises, and staring at extinction. The road of violence, extermination and extinction has been paved by colonizing the land, diverse cultures, our minds and the future. The Red Road: Linking Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to Indigenous Worldview by Four Arrows provides a path to the future, a path of peace, with signposts from Indigenous world views that recognize that we are interconnected and are all members of one Earth family. Our highest duty, our Dharma , is living in harmony with all our relations."
Vandana Shiva Scholar
Physicist, environmental activists and recipient of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize, the Right Livelihood Award, Director of NAVDANYA and author of over 20 books, including Oneness vs. the 1% and Who Really Feeds the World

About the Cover. Dedication. Epigraphs. Lexicon. Acknowledgments. Foreword, Darcia Narvaez. Preface. Introduction. CHAPTER I: Starting the Journey: Jae’s Story. CHAPTER II: Hierarchy and Managerialism. CHAPTER III: Praxis: Jae’s Story Continued. CHAPTER IV: Gender Diversity. CHAPTER V: Overcoming the Fear: Jae’s Story Continued. CHAPTER VI: Emphasizing Virtues. CHAPTER VII: One Step at a Time: Jae’s Story Continued to its Ending. CHAPTER VIII: Conclusion: The CAT-FAWN Connection. Afterword, Thom Hartman. References. Appendix 1: Paths of Learning: Five Handouts for Teaching and Learning Ste. Appendix 2: Sample Syllabus. Appendix 3: Guidelines for Decolonizing Education. About the Author.