Author Topic: Pamela Kiser AKA Pamela Sequeira AKA Pamela/Apela Colorado & Wisdom University  (Read 45169 times)

Offline wyrdbrew

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This came up on a message board I frequent. 

She claims to be 1/2 Oneida and 1/2 French, and have a Doctoral Degree

This website is from 2008 but I've been told that she's got something planned for 2009 to the same event.

She teaches or used to teach at something called "Wisdom University"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdzPLNaCRJs

World Wide Indigenous Science Network

Please click on the Uluu Ot link to join WISN in lighting the sacred fire of Ancestral Remembrance and Renewal...March 21, 2008
For the first time in millenia, the Kyrgyz Elders are lighting their sacred fire, the Uluu Ot, for global healing and the reunion of humanity The Uluu Ot is an ancient sacred fire that is held by the Kyrgyz people in their oral traditions, as a way to remember relations of ancient ancestors.  It is a sacred rite that reactivates very real ancestral relationships that came from Central Asia 40,000 years ago.

 At that time, many groups spread apart: NORTH: to the Baltics & Europe. EAST: to China, Japan, Siberia, and Native Americas.  SOUTH: to Himalayas and India.

The Uluu Ot is a rite of remembrance to a time of shared ancestors.  It is organized with tribal healers worldwide

Links:
http://www.wisn.org/
http://www.wisn.org/blog/

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Re: Apela Colorado
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 02:09:58 am »
http://wisn.org/HTML/AW_History.html
"...WISN or its founder, Dr. Apela Colorado. WISN founded the world's only accredited advanced degree program in indigenous wisdom - the Indigenous Mind masters and doctoral programs at Naropa University in Oakland, California."

Naropa has a long ugly history of promoting exploiters and selling ceremonies at its campus. And a degree in "indigenous mind masters" would not deserve much credibility, esp from them.

I'm not too certain about Colorado. She claims to be Oneida and Cherokee on this link, but also says she grew up in a Midwestern rez?
http://commongroundmag.com/2006/07/apelacolorado0607.html

The program she describes mostly involves people looking up their genealogies and seeing how their ancestors were colonized. Getting people to understand their family histories is always good, but claiming it represents indigenous wisdom is very strange.

Wisdom University that she's part of is basically Twinkie U.
https://www.wisdomuniversity.org/aboutus.html

Their board of directors is one philosophy prof who writes mostly on politics, a lawyer, and someone claiming to be an expert in "energy medicine".
https://www.wisdomuniversity.org/board.html

If you go to their class schedules, well, they don't have semesters. They have single classes, kind of like adult education courses except they charge as much as expensive seminars or workshops. I'd be surprised if any university anywhere would allow you to transfer credits from these "courses." Except another Twinkie U.

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Re: Apela Colorado
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 02:27:01 am »


https://www.wisdomuniversity.org/off-sitecourses.html
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Class Date: February 9-13, 2009 – Maui, HI

Location: Maui, Hawaii (Temporary Location) (4 credits) - Weather

Seminar: Maui Residency: Indigenous Mind VI
Faculty: Apela Colorado
Class Number: 60148

Art as Meditation: The Indigenous Mind Experience
Faculty: Apela Colorado
Class Number: 61098

The Indigenous Mind intensive is sixth in a series of seven intensives for the Master Degree in Indigenous Mind that began in October 2006, with one intensive in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in Maui Hawaii each year.

An art and meditation class that has some of the classes in California and others in Hawaii... seems definitely oriented towards those with lots of spare time and extra cash.

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Re: Apela Colorado
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 11:35:46 pm »
I had a run-in with Apela Colorado (she was Pamela Colorado when I met her, "Apela" is a new name she's taken on sometime in the last 10-15 years) back when her "organization" (such as it was) was new. She recruited me fairly aggressively, and then a couple of years later told me she'd wanted me in the organization because of my high-end contacts and colleagues in the Native community. She thought she could access some big names through me, apparently.

In those early days she had a flashy brochure listing a number of projects in the Indigenous world. One was the revival of the Canoe tradition on the British Columbia coast. It didn't take long to find out that it was tribal youth leaders and others who were spearheading that effort. Colorodo's organization didn't have anything to do with it. Other projects in her brochure never got off the ground because her friends (project leaders) didn't want to be involved, or weren't qualified to handle them.

According to scholar John Mohawk (now deceased), she's not Oneida, or at least, isn't an enrolled member, and no one had ever heard of here there. A Native lawyer told me some family members of hers were once sued for operating a minority business under false pretenses. The case went to court, and a family tree was done. It turned out they had 1 Native ancestor 9 generations back.

She used to teach at an institute in San Francisco, but didn't get along with the Native students. Now she's moved on to Naropa, it looks like.

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Re: Apela Colorado
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 06:31:03 pm »
In public records ancestry.com:

Name:    Apela Colorado
Address:    573 Wainee St, Lahaina, HI, 96761-1174

In familysearch.org:

Name:    Pamela Coloradosequeir
   
Also Known As:    Pamela Coloradosequeira
2nd Also Known As Name:    Pamela Sequeira
   
Address Date:    01 Dec 1994-01 Sep 1999
Address:    573 Wainee St
Address Continued:    Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Address Date:    01 Dec 1994-01 Sep 1999
Possible Relatives:    Apela Colorado, Cherie Uds Sequeira, Elsie Gale Sequeira, Keola Sequeira, Le Van Sequeira, Levan K Sequeira

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2S5S-79J

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Dr. Apela Colorado is Oneida-Gaul and a traditional cultural practitioner and indigenous scientist. She is dedicated to bridging dialogue between Western thought and indigenous worldview.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/apela-colorado/66/9a2/462



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Re: Apela Colorado
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 06:50:18 pm »

In those early days she had a flashy brochure listing a number of projects in the Indigenous world. One was the revival of the Canoe tradition on the British Columbia coast. It didn't take long to find out that it was tribal youth leaders and others who were spearheading that effort. Colorodo's organization didn't have anything to do with it.

This bit especially bothers me, the revival of canoe traditions on the west coast is vital, she really should not try to tamper with it, she is a rude thieving outsider.

Corporation info via http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/documents/search.html :

MASTER NAME    WORLDWIDE INDIGENOUS SCIENCE NETWORK
BUSINESS TYPE    Domestic Nonprofit Corporation
FILE NUMBER    111493 D2
STATUS    Active
PURPOSE    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT-NETWORKING ELDER/HEALERS IN ETHIOPIA KYRGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, SOUTH AFRICA, AND US, BRAZIL & PERU & MEXICO, TEACHING INDIGENOUS MIND WORKSHIPS ON MAUI, FRANCE, CALIFORNIA & ENGLAND, RESEARCH: ENDANGERED SACRED/CULTURAL PRACTICES
PLACE INCORPORATED    Hawaii UNITED STATES
REGISTRATION DATE    Mar 13, 1998
MAILING ADDRESS    573 WAINEE ST
LAHAINA, Hawaii 96761
UNITED STATES
TERM    PER
AGENT NAME    APELA COLORADO, PHD
AGENT ADDRESS    573 WAINEE STREET
LAHAINA, Hawaii 96761
UNITED STATES

Officers
COLORADO,APELA PHD     P/D     Jan 1, 2007
DAVIS,FANIA JDS ATTY     V/T/D     Jan 1, 2007
RYDER,LEI`OHU     S     Jan 1, 2006
BURRIS, MARY ANN     D     Jan 1, 2013



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Re: Apela Colorado
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 06:57:54 pm »
In a prior version of her business she was Pam Colorado:

No Standing - Entity Inv. Dissolved
MASTER NAME    WORLDWIDE INDIGENOUS SCIENCE NETWORK*
BUSINESS TYPE    Domestic Nonprofit Corporation
FILE NUMBER    87523 D2
STATUS    Inv. Dissolved
PURPOSE    TO FOSTER THE REVITALIZATION, EXPLORATION, GROWTH AND EXCHANGE TO TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
PLACE INCORPORATED    Hawaii UNITED STATES
REGISTRATION DATE    May 1, 1992
MAILING ADDRESS    573 WAINEE STREET
LAHAINA, MAUI, Hawaii 96761
UNITED STATES

COLORADO,PAM     *P/D     May 1, 1992
DECKER,EDYNA     *V/T/D     May 1, 1992
SEQUEIRA,KEOLA     *S/D

Epiphany

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Re: Apela Colorado
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 07:25:22 pm »
From this obit, looks like her birth name is Pamela Kizer, parents William Kiser and Geraldine Patnode.

She is identified as one of William Kizer's daughters: "Dr. Pamela (Keola Sequeira) Colorado of Hawaii"

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From the Daily News, Rhinelander, WI

William Kiser

William "Bill" Kiser, age 80, of Three Lakes, died Sunday, June 12, 2005
at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau. He was born, August 11, 1924 in
Crandon.

Bill married Geraldine Patnode on October 16, 1945 in Three Lakes. He
served in the US Navy during WWII. Bill was a resident of Three Lakes
since 1994 and was a former resident of Milwaukee. He owned and operated
Raymond Restoration, Inc. (a construction company) for 30 years.
ADVERTISEMENT

He enjoyed fishing, dancing, history/geography, taking care of his lawn,
sharing a good laugh, children and dogs. He was a member of the American
Legion in Three Lakes, the VFW in Eagle River, the Lions Club
International of Three Lakes, The Raymond Business Association and the
Wisconsin/Illinois Armed Guard Association.

Bill is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Patnode) Kiser of Three Lakes;
his daughters, Dr. Pamela (Keola Sequeira) Colorado of Hawaii, Kimberly
Kiser of Three Lakes and Tracey (Mike Jones) Kiser of Franksville; his
son, Dr. John (Barb) Kiser of Green Bay; a brother, Joe Kiser of Canada;
and a sister, Nancy (Lynn) Sanders of Richardson, TX. He is further
survived by his eight grandchildren, Danielle, Joe, Chyna, Meghan,
Alison, Cody, Jack and Jayme.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation for Bill will be on Saturday, June 18, from 10-11 a.m.,
followed by funeral services at 11 a.m., at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home.
Interment will be in the Three Lakes Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Bill's name.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/PATENAUDE/2007-11/1193949830
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Re: Apela Colorado
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2014, 10:06:28 pm »
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Colorado grew up in a community of Oneida Indians in the rural Midwest, the daughter of a poor but nature-savvy logger who worked behind a dray horse as his father had done. She lived in a house with no running water, but her connection to the land of her ancestors was so intense that she wept for it after she moved to the city.


http://tadhargrave.blogspot.com/2005/12/healing-western-mind-work-of-apela.html

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I was about to share, about the Black Panther, powerful protector spirit animal of my Oneida People
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http://www.wisn.org/5/post/2013/08/a-ride-with-gillian.html

Here is her mother's obit: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=84022159&PIpi=82993064

When she says she is from the Oneida tribe, what she really should be saying is that some of her people spent time in Oneida County, Wisconsin.

1Seeker reports that her family has 1 Native ancestor 9 generations back - in that case she certainly is not representing her true heritage accurately.

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Re: Apela Colorado
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2014, 10:33:29 pm »
There's another aspect:

Quote from: Piff
William "Bill" Kiser, age 80, of Three Lakes, died Sunday, June 12, 2005
at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau. He was born, August 11, 1924 in
Crandon.

Bill married Geraldine Patnode on October 16, 1945 in Three Lakes. He
served in the US Navy during WWII. Bill was a resident of Three Lakes
since 1994 and was a former resident of Milwaukee.

Given her father's family name - Kiser seems to have been adjusted to English pronounciation, from a German family name "Kaiser" [meaning: emperor]. Milwaukee as a place of origin plus a German background seems feasible.




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Re: Apela Colorado
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2014, 10:02:26 pm »
Quote from: Ingeborg;
Given her father's family name - Kiser seems to have been adjusted to English pronounciation, from a German family name "Kaiser" [meaning: emperor]. Milwaukee as a place of origin plus a German background seems feasible.
Not exactly French, or "Gaul", is it? I wonder where she gets that? Maybe her mother's side?
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Re: Pamela Kiser AKA Pamela Sequeira AKA Pamela Colorado AKA Apela Colorado
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2024, 06:05:26 am »
I am surprised this person was never moved to the fraud section it seems all the evidence is there including her family tree which shows No Oneida or Native blood or family five generations, along with the typical multiple new names to cover up actual identity and heritage. It looks like she has German, Irish, and French. and her family line originate in French Quebec also. I seen her cited in a book on Iroquois history online, ad had a website and operating on Facebook still.

https://www.facebook.com/apela.colorado

https://ancestors-speak.blogspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR3k-JEns6GWGC464t-6i1FcSCvnCXWa483OYDCmIQabPE9HPCVbK5iExvw

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Re: Pamela Kiser AKA Pamela Sequeira AKA Pamela Colorado AKA Apela Colorado
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2024, 06:58:26 pm »
… operating on Facebook still. https://www.facebook.com/apela.colorado

That profile links to this page: https://www.facebook.com/WorldwideIndigenousScienceNetwork

Further links from there: https://wisn.org.   —   https://shop.wisn.org

There is also a YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/VWOIGYuUfk4 [Worldwide Indigenous Science Network]

I glanced at the first video, when observing that it's about 'The Eagle and The Condor Prophecy' I felt no need to watch more. We have a thread called "Eagle and Condor Prophecy" where this question was asked, but never resolved:

Where is the origin of this suppose prophecy?