Inés Talamantez to speak

Dr. Ines Talamantez will explore "The Loss of Land, Languages and Religious Traditions: Decolonizing the Native American Mind" during her talk at the University of Redlands Nov. 2.

Talamantez is a leading expert on Native American philosophy and religion and a member of the Mescalero Apache tribe. She is currently a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and pioneered creation of the institution's Ph.D. program in religious studies with an emphasis in Native American religious traditions.

Talamantez received her Ph.D. at the University of California,San Diego and is co-editor of "Teaching Religion and Healing."

The talk begins at 7 p.m., Nov. 2 in the Hall of Letters, Room 100 at the University of Redlands campus. The event is free and open to the public, made is made possible by Dr. Larry Gross, San Manual Band of Mission Indians Endowed Chair of Native American Studies, and supported by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.

There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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