Four Arrows ( Wahinkpe Topa)
aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D, Ed.D
Indigenous Worldview Scholarship
Author of 23 books and numerous chapters, articles, peer-reviewed papers, and keynotes and the subject of a book by R.M. Fisher entitled Fearless Engagement of Four Arrows: A True Story of an Indigenous Based Social Transformer. Four Arrows ( Wahinkpe Topa) is internationally known for his work in cognitive anthropology ( worldview studies) , education, critical theory, and wellness.
In 2018, The Chicago Wisdom Project, selected Four Arrows's book, Teaching Truly A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education, as one of the top twenty education books of all time along side such distinguished authors as Neil Postman, Paulo Freire, John Dewey and others.
Four Arrows's work provides a path to the future, a path of peace, with signposts from Indigenous world views that recognize that we are interconnected and are all members of one Earth family. Our highest duty, our Dharma , is living in harmony with all our relations." -
Vandana Shiva ,
Physicist, recipient of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize, the Right Livelihood Award, author of over 20 books,
"Outstanding scholarship...giant first steps toward the goal in the truthful and constructive understanding of Indigenous Worldview."- Daniel R. Wildcat
Professor of American Indian Studies, Haskell Indian Nations University
Podcasts, Videos and Presentations
The Better World Leaders Podcast
California Institute of Integral Studies
Jeremy Lent Conversation
Coach’s Rising Interview on Trance-Based and IW
Spirit of Humanity Forum Interview
90 Second Video with Kogi Mamos (Spanish Subtitles)
Adventures thru the Mind
Earth Wisdom Dialog Day June 24 th 2022
Four Arrows (April 29, 2020). Sustainability Education, Responsible Truthfulness and Hypnotic Phenomena. In Journal of Sustainability Education.
Online Presetations...14 pages
2022 Presentation on Sustainability,Truthfulness and Hypnosis Phenomenon for 15th annual Evolutionary Studies Series at SUNY
This interview with Four Arrows offers a comprehensive and engaging understanding of Indigenous Wolrdview
Fearless Engagement of Four Arrows trailer for
Interview of Four Arrows by David Levine about CAT-FAWN Connection story: 20 minutes.
Indigenous Worldview Podcast. An Interview with Four Arrows: 50 minutes.
The Evolved Nest and CAT-FAWN: A Discussion with Four Arrows and Darcia Narvaez (Oct. 2020)
Evidence-Based Coaching Webinar: "Coaching from an Indigenous Worldview Perspective" with Four Arrows
Fearlessness Conversation with Dr. Michael Fisher
The Indigenous Worldview with Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D. Aug, 2020. Nicky Rew Podcast.
Book Club Reading by Thom Hartmann of Point of Departure
. Intellectual Shaman Conversation with Four Arrows- Indigenous Wisdom and Management- Hosted by Sandra Waddock. This session is sponsored by the International Humanistic Management Association.
Indigenous Spirituality Presentation at University of Notre Dame
Spirit of Humanity Forum (Iceland, 2017)
. Derrick Jensen's "Resistance Radio" Interview with Four Arrows
. Meetings with Remarkable Educators Podcast: Four Arrows
. SPAGO T.V. Interview in Mexico
Decolonizing Our Minds: Why and How. A Gaia University Presentation of Four Arrows
. Why Indigenizing Curriculum and Pedagogy is Vital for Our Survival: An Interactive Engagement with Four Arrows
At University of British Columbia's College of Education