Gregory Cajete is an educator, practicing artist, and educational consultant. He is a Tewa from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, where he was the founding director of the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange. He has published a book entitled, Look to the Mountain: An Ecology of Indigenous Education. He is also assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico where he teaches and is assisting with the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange.
Abstract of paper given at
Indigenous Traditions and Ecology
Donna House, Dineh, and Gregory Cajete
At the core of this presentation lie the concepts of culture, ecological relation, and spirit of place and their relationship to indigenous and non-indigenous education. These concepts will be presented and reflected upon through examples from indigenous cultures related to tribal education, spiritual ecology, environmental, mythic, artistic, and communal foundations of indigenous life.