NWIC to host Vine Deloria Jr. symposium

May 15th, 2013 | By | Category: 24-4: Language Revitalization, Tribal College News

Northwest Indian College (Bellingham, WA) has announced that it will host the eighth annual Vine Deloria Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium in honor of the late Lakota intellectual. Scheduled for July 11-13, the symposium seeks to bring together Native and non-Native scholars and other tribal people who are interested in honoring the life and work of Vine Deloria Jr. The thematic focus this summer will be on religion and spirituality, Indigenous philosophy and the natural world, and Native science.

The symposium itself will be organized as a series of intellectually driven panels that address these topics. Individual presentations may be formal or informal. Conference organizers encourage interested parties to submit their panel ideas and abstracts before June 14 and note that in the spirit of Vine, no PowerPoint presentations will be accepted. For more information about the symposium and abstract deadlines, contact Steve Pavlik at: (360) 392-4307 or spavlik@nwic.edu.

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