Hale of Dr. Paula Noel Macdhubhsidhe (ancient) ~ Macfie (modern)
“Paula Noël is a pioneer in the unique Indigenous Mind… and underwent the necessary strife to undo her former way of thinking and discover new and more ancient ways. She relays the depth of her experience in a convincing manner in her doctoral dissertation as well as in her oral sharing of her story.” Dr. Matthew Fox, Author of many publications, including Original Blessing
“The intense process of decolonization which Paula Noël puts herself through, she must challenge every belief she has ever had about herself, her community and her environment. But this thesis is not an indictment of western colonial culture; it is the story of a journey of self-reclamation. With courageous honesty, Paula Noël faces the fierce inner climate this predicament brings with it: the shame, the guilt, the anger and the fear…she has created a blueprint for recovery in the twentieth century.” Siofra O’Donovan, Author of Malinski
“Dr. Paula Noël Macfie has impressed me with being intelligent, responsive, collaborative, creative, and kind. Her enthusiasm is infectious. I learn easily from her as do her students. We have been lucky to have her share her work with us.” Robert Gould, Ph.D., Director, Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution, Portland State University.
“Paula Noël’s commitment to research has been unwavering and the body of work she has produced has been superior. She is a brilliant young woman with a powerful vision and a healer’s soul. She delivers her message with clarity and inspiration. Her attention to detail and her inquisitive mind make her an outstanding researcher, documentarian, and teacher.” Illana Berger, Ph.d., Recovery of Indigenous Mind graduate
“Dr. Macfie has taken up this work with a persistence and devotion which might have turned away weakened scholars. I see in her the deepest desire to connect with herself in the most authentic way. The struggle was difficult and arduous, and she carried out the work in spite of difficult obstructions, in the end successfully recovering her identity on the deepest level. She is dedicated, imaginative, energetic and resourceful in all that she does. She is a tireless researcher.” William Woodworth, Ph.D., Hotinonshonni Iroquois Mohawk Nation, Recovery of Indigenous Mind graduate