Indigenous Elder Dr. Randy Woodley:
Shifting from a Western Worldview to an Indigenous Worldview
Dr. Randy Woodley is a Keetoowah Cherokee teacher, songwriter, poet, activist, former pastor, missiologist and historian. He is a lover of plants and lives with his wife, Edith, co-sustaining the Elohah farm in the Willemette Valley in Newberg, Oregon where they utilize and teach principles of Permaculture, Biomimicry and Traditional Indigenous Knowledge (TIK).
Eloheh Farm seeks to be a model of regenerative agricultural and animal husbandry systems that support human needs while improving the earth and all creation inhabiting the web of life. We desire to live in harmony with the land.
"Eloheh" is a Cherokee Indian word representing "harmony, balance, well-being and abundance.
Those are just a few of the attributes of the Indigenous Worldview, which Randy says is a necessary worldview for getting where we want to go in this time of ecological disaster.
Connect with Randy
Randy's Podcast with Bo Sanders: Peacing It All Together
- The Harmony Tree: A Story of Healing and Community
- Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision
- Living in Color: Embracing God’s Passion for Ethnic Diversity
- Decolonizing Evangelicalism: Randy Woodley and Bo Sanders (Coming Fall 2018)
Randy's favorite squash is Gete Kosman: Gete means ancient, or something from a long time ago, and kosman is the word for squash. Here is an NPR article about how Native Americans saved this giant ancient squash from oblivion.