"Our world can thrive,
if we work together
to make it happen."
The central challenge of our times needs to be addressed at the heart of our education and cultural systems.
Two-Eyed Seeing intentionally and respectfully brings together our different ways of knowing, to motivate people to use all our gifts so we leave the world a better place and do not compromise the opportunities for our youth (Bartlett, Marshall, & Marshall, 2007). The concentration on the common ground between Indigenous and Western ways of knowing means that one does not have to relinquish either position but can come to understand elements of both (Brandt, 2007). The place-based learning experience- Ik ka nutsi follows a two-eyed approach. “It was the bees that showed me how to move between different flowers-to drink the nectar and gather pollen from both. It is this dance of cross-pollination that can produce a new species of knowledge, a new way of being in the world. After all, there aren’t two worlds, there is just this one good green earth.” (Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass p.47)
The Institute for Integrative Science & Health - Cape Breton University
The core routines of nature connection, tracking, awareness, and life skills, are learning habits that benefit all of us and our communities.
'Prosocial' refers to a concern for the welfare of others and society as a whole. The prosocial partnership model is built on a culturally evolved capacity for group success. The process combines cognition, cooperation, and culture into a flexible framework that helps groups improve their collaboration and cooperation. Dr David Sloan Wilson
Indigenous wisdom and modern science have converged to generate a new understanding of universal indigeneity, citizenship, and our place in living systems. Human knowledge traditions converge with the largest political, environmental, and social context: the universe Dr, Kerry Arabena
Our Common goal
Thriving communities, now and into the next century
How we join together
Prosociality without aggression
How we build our capacity to thrive
Nature Awareness Journeys to connection
What we do
Navigating the rivers of change: regenerative economies
Practicing a partnership model of prosocial community governance
Creating & Supporting 'Thrive 2100' youth & community experiences
Sharing a diversity of unifying resilient regenerative skills & stories
Developing deep nature connection & regenerative economies
Connection and Regeneration Education
& Prosocial Action Communities