WISDOM KEEPER OF THE PAST

DUKE REDBIRD

WISDOM SEEKER OF THE FUTURE

SHAMAN OF THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

 
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In 1970, I appeared on a television talk show called 55 North Maple. The producers were interested in Indigenous culture in Canadian society. The question was ‘were we as Indigenous people becoming assimilated?’ I responded that quite the contrary, the dominant culture in the future would incorporate Indigenous culture into 21st century life. I predicted that the world would become electronically retribalized and that the Indigenous way of life - as stewards of the earth, and defenders of nature - would be essential to the continued existence of humanity in the technological-cybernetic world of the future.

Indigenous Elder Duke Redbird discussing the future of cybernetics and Indigenous communities on 55 North Maple in 1970

 
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