Author Archives: Irene Friesen Wolfstone

Social Tipping Points

Global Tipping Points is a climate research project led by Professor Tim Lenton from the University of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute.  The Global Tipping Points Report was launched during COP28. This report expands our understanding about the interdependence of social systems … Continue reading

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Doctor of Philosophy

Yesterday I completed my six-year learning journey with University of Alberta and obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. I am proud to provide a link to my dissertation titled “Indigenous Conditions for Cultural Continuity: Designing Local Climate Change Adaptations … Continue reading

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Poem to Sedna

As sojourners, we are like shamans diving into an icy underworld to make right our relationship with the Mother. We plead with Her on behalf of our people, but she is angry that her people break taboos by taking more … Continue reading

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Poem to Persephone

As sojourners, we languish in the underworld of a eurogenic Dark Age waiting for the arrival of new Life – a new beginning. Waiting, we walk the winter garden where last-year’s leaves quietly compost beneath blankets of snow renewing soil … Continue reading

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Poem to Mother Earth

As Sojourners on the spiral of time We wait for the Mother to gestate seeds planted before the cold of this long winter this chaotic Dark Age that seems to have no end. We are natals waiting for the world … Continue reading

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Self-isolating during the COVID-19 Pandemic

I am not finding it easy to be self-isolation. When I returned from New Mexico on March 16th, the self-isolation was a requirement upon returning from travel to US. Now it is not forced, but the public health order requires … Continue reading

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It is April 5, 2020 and my website has been dormant for over 2 years while I completed course requirements for my doctoral program at University of Alberta. Now as we shift paradigms due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I return … Continue reading

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Matricultures presentation at CGCER

This week-end I made a presentation about Matricultures and Climate Change Porosity at the CGCER conference in Edmonton.  I am grateful for many inquiries and for support.

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Mythology, Women & Society: Growing the Groundswell

Symposium sponsored by the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology March 25, 2017.  Unable to attend in person, I will make my presentation via Skype. Indigenous Matricultures in North America Presentation  by Irene Friesen Wolfstone  Abstract My purpose … Continue reading

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Great Mother Garden

Terra Mandala Meditation Garden has morphed into The Great Mother Garden. You are welcome to book a garden tour in before August 2o.   I prefer individuals or small groups of 2-5.   Allow 1 hour.  

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