Aerin Dunford
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Jeff Vander Clute commented on Aerin Dunford's blog post The Role of Indigenous Wisdom in an Emerging World
"Wonderful, Aerin! Let's explore collaboration opportunities around Great Transition Stories in the coming weeks. So much continues to emerge..."
Oct 22, 2012
Aerin Dunford replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Indigenous Wisdom: Healing the Rift (10/8 Vital Conversation)
"Hi again friends... I have just written a blog post about a project that I am initating around the question of the role of indigenous wisdom in these changing times and emerging world. Check out the post if you are interested or would like to learn…"
Oct 22, 2012
Aerin Dunford posted a blog post

The Role of Indigenous Wisdom in an Emerging World

“Grandson, the longest road you will ever have to walk in your life is the sacred journey from your head to your heart.” - Indigenous Elder speaking to our friend Brother PhilDear friends at Occupy Cafe,First I want to send thanks to all those maintaining the regular connection via the weekly calls here and to extend a particular…See More
Oct 22, 2012
Aerin Dunford replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Indigenous Wisdom: Healing the Rift (10/8 Vital Conversation)
"Hi Gary, everyone... I've had this conversation open in a tab for the past week... pondering how I might like to respond. I also participated in Jitandra's Occupy Heart call last Thursday with Brother Phil, which I found very, very…"
Oct 17, 2012
Aerin Dunford replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Indigenous Wisdom: Healing the Rift (10/8 Vital Conversation)
"Hi Gary! Great to hear from you (as always). I was checking out your earlier posts on this page and sharing with some friends. I don't know much about the 12-step program but I do agree with your statement that we have not yet "hit…"
Oct 10, 2012
Aerin Dunford replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Indigenous Wisdom: Healing the Rift (10/8 Vital Conversation)
"I just wanted to share an article by indigenous activist in Alaska who wrote an essay that really speaks to something that came up on our last round of conversation about how the culture of indigenous people cannot be healed in North America until…"
Oct 8, 2012
Aerin Dunford replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion 12/12 Vital Conversation featuring Charles Eisenstein: "How Might Occupy Support the New Economy?"
"Your comment here, David, brings up an interesting point about language that I have been considering for the last few days. In fact, I almost called an Open Space session about this topic on the Vital Conversations call today. Many times  words…"
Dec 12, 2011
Aerin Dunford replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion 12/12 Vital Conversation featuring Charles Eisenstein: "How Might Occupy Support the New Economy?"
"Everyday we can practice LIVING the values inherent in a gift economy, simply by giving the best of ourselves, without expectation of anything in return. We trust that when we give in this way we ARE building and learning our way into the new…"
Dec 12, 2011
Aerin Dunford replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Small Group Conversation Harvest
"Thanks for this comment, David. I agree that it is entirely new "economies" that we need on a local/regional level. Then we need those economies to be connected (as I mentioned on the call today) trans-locally ... to the degree that that…"
Nov 29, 2011
Aerin Dunford replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion 11/21 - Round 1: Richard Kreidler from OccupySF
"yes, I agree, David.  I think that if nature needs to regulate the number of people on this planet (that sounds a bit harsh, I recognize) I think that will happen ... or maybe it already is!"
Nov 22, 2011
Aerin Dunford replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion 11/21 - Round 1: Richard Kreidler from OccupySF
"I'd be interested to hear more about #3, as one of the beliefs that I work from fundamentally is that abundance is really possible for all. I just think we need to make sure that we know what we're talking about when we say abundance.…"
Nov 21, 2011
Aerin Dunford replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion 11/21 - Round 1: Richard Kreidler from OccupySF
"Jacquelyne, Bob and I discussed the question: What do the encampments serve? What could they be? (or something like that) Aerin: Conversation about comunalidad (see my blog post here) and how a local anthropologist in Oaxaca said that what the…"
Nov 21, 2011
Aerin Dunford replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 11/14: Aerin Dunford
"Thanks Frauke ... Happy to know you were there. Hope the Art of Hosting is going GREAT! Thinking of you all! I will check out your blog right now ... Aerin  "
Nov 16, 2011
Aerin Dunford replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 11/14: Aerin Dunford
"Hi Lindsay, Thank you so much for these thoughts. I love your new word, conviviocracy. Convivir is a term that we use a lot here in Oaxaca. There isn't much of a direct translation to English unfortunately. It would seem that it might mean…"
Nov 16, 2011
Aerin Dunford replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 11/14: Aerin Dunford
"Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000004560 StartFragment:0000002347 EndFragment:0000004524 Hi Richard,   Sorry for the late reply and I know that so much has happened in the short time since our call on Monday. I just wanted to comment…"
Nov 16, 2011
Aerin Dunford replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 11/14: Aerin Dunford
"Stephen ... thank you so very much for these comments. As I said on the call, I am really heartened to hear that there are so many ways to influence the federal governments (and probably at the state and local levels as well). I actually do believe…"
Nov 14, 2011

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The Role of Indigenous Wisdom in an Emerging World

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

“Grandson, the longest road you will ever have to walk in your life is the sacred journey from your head to your heart.” - Indigenous Elder speaking to our friend Brother Phil



Dear friends at Occupy Cafe,

First I want to…

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Hablamos de la Comunalidad

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 2:39pm 1 Comment

Hi friends,

I just wrote a blog about the concept of comunalidad (in indigenous societies of Southern Mexico) and how it ties into #Occupy. I won't repost the whole thing here, but you can check it out on the Berkana blog by clicking here.

Enjoy!

Aerin

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At 11:48am on November 14, 2011, Raffi A. said…

Aerin, greetings!

It's a small world!: turns out you and i have at least one friend and colleague in common- Wendy Farmer (now goes by the name Iyeshka) was in  your AoH cohort.

At 5:43am on October 31, 2011, Lindsay Newland Bowker said…

Love your sign..yes we do have to occupy our food supply

At 1:07pm on October 21, 2011, Gary Horvitz said…

Great to see you here, Aerin! I was emailing you at the very minute you were joining. Readying for blast-off. Lot's to do first!

At 4:04pm on October 20, 2011, Ben Roberts said…

Love the sign!  Locavores rule!

 
 
 

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