Four Arrows

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Don T. Jacobs
Born Donald Jacobs
1946 (age 70–71)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Residence Mexico
Nationality American
Other names Four Arrows
Alma mater Boise State University
Occupation Online (distance education) college professor

Donald ("Don") Trent Jacobs, also known as Four Arrows,[1] (born 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American college professor, writer and activist for American Indian rights whose work has focused on indigenous worldviews, wellness and counter-hegemonic education. He currently lives in Mexico.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

He has a bachelor's degree from Southwest Missouri State University, an Ed.D. from Boise State University, and a Ph.D from Columbia Pacific University.[3][4][5]

Jacobs is of Cherokee and Scots-Irish ancestry.[6][7]

Career[edit]

Jacobs is a faculty member in the School of Educational Leadership for Change at Fielding Graduate University.

He was formerly a tenured associate professor at Northern Arizona University and prior to that Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.[8][9] In 2014 he was put on the International Fulbright Scholars list.

He is author of 21 published books and numerous articles and invited book chapters, including:

  1. Four Arrows (2016) Point of Departure: Returning to Our Authentic Worldview for Education and Survival. Information Age Publishing
  2. Four Arrows (2013) Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education. New York: Peter Lang
  3. Four Arrows (2011) Differing Worldviews in Higher Education: Two Disagreeing Scholars Argue Cooperatively about Justice Education. Netherlands: Sense Publishers
  4. Four Arrows (2011). Last Song of the Whales. Maui, Hawaii: Savant Press
  5. Four Arrows, aka Jacobs, D.T. and Cajete, G. (2010), Critical Neurophilosophy and Indigenous Wisdom. Netherlands: Sense Publishers
  6. Four Arrows, aka Jacobs, D.T. (2008) The Authentic Dissertation: Alternative Ways of Knowing, Research and Representation. London: Routledge
  7. Four Arrows. (2006) The Shrimp Habit: How it is Destroying Our World. Victoria: Trafford.
  8. Four Arrows, aka Jacobs, D.T. Ed., (2006) Unlearning the Language of Conquest: Scholars Challenge Anti-Indianism in America. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  9. Four Arrows and Fetzer, J. (2004) American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone. New York: Vox Pop.
  10. Jacobs, D. and Jacobs-Spencer, J. (2001) Teaching Virtues: Building Character Across the Curriculum. Landham, Md.: Scarecrow Education Press, a division of Roman and Littlefield.
  11. Jacobs, D. (1997) Primal Awareness: A True Story of Survival, Transformation and Awakening with the Raramuri Shamans of Mexico. Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions International.
  12. Jacobs, D. (1994 ) The Bum’s Rush: The Selling of Environmental Backlash. Boise, Id.: Legendary Publishing.
  13. Jacobs, D. (1988) Patient Communication for First Responders: The First Hour of Trauma. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.
  14. Jacobs, D. (1988) Physical Fitness Programs for Public Safety Employees, 2nd edition, Boston: NFPA.

Honors and awards[edit]

In 1996 he was named first alternate for the US Equestrian Team's 100 -mile Endurance Event. He was selected in 2009 by the AERO (Alternative Education Resource Organization) for one of the contributors to the text, Turning Points: 27 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories. In 2004, he received the Moral Courage Award from Northern Arizona University's Martin-Springer Institute. He placed 4th in the world in the 38th Annual World Champion Old-TIme Piano Playing Contest. See "The Entertainers."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four Arrows." The Entertainers. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  2. ^ Four arrows (2013) teaching truly. new york: peter lang
  3. ^ http://www.fielding.edu/whyFielding/about/facultyBio.aspx?Channel=%2FChannels%2FAdmissions&WorkflowItemID=86129da5-9bb3-4a93-8802-3fd5bd72f130
  4. ^ Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs), PhD , EdD, Fielding Graduate University website
  5. ^ NETNOTES: Columbia Pacific University Alumni Info
  6. ^ He is the author of a number of books including Four Arrows (2013) Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education (New York: Peter Lang Four Arrows (2011) Differing Worldviews in Higher Education: Two Disagreeing Scholars Argue Cooperatively about Justice Education. Netherlands: Sense Publishers Four Arrows (2011). Last Song of the Whales. Maui, Hawaii: Savant Press Four Arrows, aka Jacobs, D.T. and Cajete, G. (2010), Critical Neurophilosophy and Indigenous Wisdom. Netherlands: Sense Publishers Four Arrows, aka Jacobs, D.T. (2008) The Authentic Dissertation: Alternative Ways of Knowing, Research and Representation. London: Routledge Four Arrows. (2006) The Shrimp Habit: How it is Destroying Our World. Victoria: Trafford. Four Arrows, aka Jacobs, D.T. Ed., (2006) Unlearning the Language of Conquest: Scholars Challenge Anti-Indianism in America. Austin: University of Texas Press. Four Arrows and Fetzer, J. (2004) American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone. New York: Vox Pop. Jacobs, D. and Jacobs-Spencer, J. (2001) Teaching Virtues: Building Character Across the Curriculum. Landham, Md.: Scarecrow Education Press, a division of Roman and Littlefield. Jacobs, D. (1997) Primal Awareness: A True Story of Survival, Transformation and Awakening with the Raramuri Shamans of Mexico. Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions International. Jacobs, D. (1994 ) The Bum’s Rush: The Selling of Environmental Backlash. Boise, Id.: Legendary Publishing. Jacobs, D. (1988) Patient Communication for First Responders: The First Hour of Trauma. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. Jacobs, D. (1988) Physical Fitness Programs for Public Safety Employees, 2nd edition, Boston: NFPA.
  7. ^ "Unlearning the Language of Conquest." University of Texas Press. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  8. ^ http://www.academicleadership.org/authors/Four_Arrows.shtml
  9. ^ http://www.educationrevolution.org/fourarrows.html

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