Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), aka Don Trent Jacobs, was formerly Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota, and is currently a professor of educational leadership and change at Fielding Graduate University.
He is the author of twenty books and many chapters and articles on a diversity of topics. It takes diversity to connect with indigenous worlds. In all of his work, on human awareness, education, cultural hegemony, neurophilosophy, or the deceptions of those in positions of dominance, he holds understandings and values common to diverse Indigenous values and ways of knowing.
Four Arrows received the Moral Courage Award for his activism from the Martin Springer Institute on Holocaust Studies in 2004. His presentations are known for their provocative and engaging ideas that often challenge Western worldviews. He writes from personal, communal and cultural perspectives. His books include Primal Awareness; Teaching Virtues; The Authentic Dissertation; Unlearning the Language of Conquest; American Assassination; Differing Worlds; and his new novel, Last Song of the Whales. He is also an old-time piano player (currently in the movie The Entertainers), scholartist and a horse-whisperer. More details of the range of his work can be found on http//; www.teachingvirtues.net
Four Arrows places 4th in 36th Annual World Championships Old Time Piano Playing Contest.
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