Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa) aka Dr. Don Trent Jacobs is faculty in the School of Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University. Formerly Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College and tenured Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University. With doctorates in health psychology and in Curriculum and Instruction (with a cognate in Indigenous Worldview) he has authored 21 books and numerous other publications relating to wellness, critical theory, education and Indigenous worldview. His publications have been praised by a number of notable thinkers, including John Pilger, Greg Cajete, Noam Chomsky, Thom Hartman, Henry Giroux, Sam Keen, Bruce Lipton, Dan Millman, Vine Deloris, Jr. and many others.
AERO elected him as one of 27 visionaries for their text, Turning Points, and he is recipient of a number of recognitions for his activism, including the Martin-Springer Institute's Moral Courage Award.
He is currently involved in helping create the first No Take Zone Marine Park on the Costalegre in Mexico. Four Arrow was first alternate for the 1996 Olympic Equestrian Endurance Team and placed 4th in the World Championship Old Time Piano Contest. He enjoys a number of ocean sports at his homes in Jalisco, Mexico and British Columbia, Canada with his photographer wife. He is a popular and thought-provoking keynoter and has presented on various topics in Australia, Canada, the U.S., Mexico, South Korea, and Japan and is on the Fulbright list of International Scholars
Moving backwards into the future, Four Arrows uses Sitting Bull’s words to begin a transformative journey for the reader in behalf of future generations. Using the meta-cognitive dehypnotizing strategy he calls the “CAT-FAWN Connection,” Four Arrows combines scientific information, clinical knowledge and Indigenous wisdom.
"Four Arrows provides a path to the future, a path of peace, with signposts from Indigenous world views that recognize that we "The real gift of this book, small in size yet bounteous in teachings, is what it asks of us. We must step forward with these teachings and do the work of self-transformation… " Margaret J. Wheatley, author
Vandana Shiva Scholar
Physicist, recipient of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize, the Right Livelihood Award, author of over 20 books,
New Book about Four Arrows
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