Religion as Peoplehood: Native Americans, the Environment, and the Sacred
Lecture by Professor Michael D. McNally (Carleton College)
Monday, September 19, 2022
DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
Professor McNally will explore how Native relationships to sacred lands/waters are given to either being overly spiritualized as “religion” or overly materialized as “environmental” in nature. The talk explores Native American religions through the lens of their engagement with contested sacred lands and other current issues, rethinking the definitional conundrum of Native “religion” with the international possibilities of the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.