is currently a faculty member with Fielding Graduate University, ranked in 2004 as the number one doctoral granting university for American Indians. From 2001 to 2007, he was a tenured Associate Professor at NAU.* From 1998-2001 he served as Dean of the Education Department at Oglala Lakota College. (OLC is a fully accredited 4-year tribal college on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. ) He holds a Ph.D. in health psychology (CPU) and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction (BSU).
*In addition to nearly 100 articles in magazines and peer-reviewed journals, he is the author of eighteen books and fourteen invited chapters about such diverse topics as Indigenous worldview; social and ecological justice; wellness; psycholinguistics; critical theory; teaching and learning; and neurophilosophy. In 2010, his first novel, Last Song of the Whale, recently has been published. This exciting and suspenseful adventure revolves around the Great Eastern Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Gyre.
Four Arrows is listed in "Native American Authors" by IPL; has been a Marine Corp officer, a world-class horseman, a firefighter/EMT, a professional piano player, a sports psychologist/ hypnotherapist, a sailor and an activist. In 2004, the Martin Springer Institute for Holocaust Studies at NAU, awarded him their Moral Courage Award for his activism. View his CV . Four Arrows is of Cherokee/Creek/Scots-Irish ancestry and is a Oglala SunDancer, having fulfilled his 4-year vow with Rick Two Dog's Medicine Horse community on Pine Ridge.
An engaging public speaker and keynoter, Four Arrows continues to offer stimulating presentations to professional audiences throughout the world. (For a video of his latest presentation on education and Indigenous worldview, go to "Workshops and Presentations." ) Read article in Fielding Focus about Four Arrows
Last Song of the Whales
Last Song of the Whales
by Four Arrows (D. T. Jacobs)
PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 22, 2010 –
In this novella, a humpback whale mysteriously takes a mixed-blood American Indian professor to sea. While struggling to survive and learning to communicate with a pod of whales, the man rediscovers his Indigenous roots. In the process, he learns that thousands of whales may be on a suicide mission in the North Pacific in an effort to end human pollution of the ocean. However, when he realizes the dire effects the whales' actions could have for all of life on Earth, he and the whale work together- against all odds—to warn the world in time.
This is an engaging adventure story for the whole family, endorsed by The Cousteau Society. Royalties go to the Algalita Marine Research Foundation to help with their pioneering research relating to the growing plastic debris that is poisoning our oceans and ocean creatures.
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engaging presentation of the critical marine conservation issues facing
Cousteau, President of the Cousteau Society
". Four Arrows offers a profound insight about the urgency for a partnership with the whales."-Captain Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research Foundation
"A unique, artistic and poweful metaphor that can change the way we view the world. "- Roger Wolfson, Television Writer and former U.S. Senate Staffer
"Takes the reader into a world of sensation and thought unlike any otherand offeres us another way and reason to "Live Like We Love The Ocean."--Tim Dykman, Co-Director Ocean Revolution
Of Cherokee/Creek/Scot-Irish ancestry, Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D, is a former Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College and currently a professor of educational leadership at Fielding Graduate University. He is the author of 19 books and over 100 chapters and articles on topics relating to Indigenous worldviews, education, criticial thinking, social/ecological justice, cultural hegemony, human rights and wellness. The recipient of the 2004 Martin-Springer Institute Moral Courage Award for activism, Four Arrows lives with his artist wife in Mexico.
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