Native American religious expert to visit

A talk by Native American Religion Expert Inés Talamantez

Inés Talamantez, Ph.D., is a leading expert on Native American philosophy and religion, with expertise in women in religion, religion and ecology, and healing and will speak at the University of Redlands.

Dr. Talamantez’s visit is made possible by Dr. Larry Gross, San Manual Band of Mission Indians Endowed Chair of Native American Studies, and supported by theĀ College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.

A member of the Mescalero Apache tribe, Dr. Talamantez received her PhD at the University of California—San Diego and is co-editor of Teaching Religion and Healing and has contributed articles to Native Religions and Cultures of North America: Anthropology of the Sacred and Unspoken Worlds: Women's Religious Lives.

Talamantez is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has pioneered the creation of a PhD program in religious studies with an emphasis in Native American religious traditions at UCSB, awarding PhDs to twenty-six Native American and non-Native scholars.

WHAT: Inés Talamantez, Ph.D., leading Native American Religion and Philosophy Expert Explores: “The Loss of Land, Languages, and Religious Traditions: Decolonizing the Native American Mind”

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

WHERE: Hall of Letters, Room 100, University of Redlands 1200 East Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA

RSVP: The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Denise Spencer at 909-748-8345.

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