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TN@IPC April 2021
April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
4/29 Thursday 6-7 p.m. Pacific Lutheran University Virtual Event
Living on the Salish Sea: An Introduction to Southern Coast Salish Culture and Ecology
This lecture will introduce us to the Indigenous people of southern Puget Sound. We’ll consider their traditional ways of life and how their cultures, communities and spiritualities reflect their relationships with the natural world. We’ll take a particular look at the role of salmon in stories and ceremonies, and its symbolic importance in the creation of a sustainable way of life.
Suzanne Crawford O’Brien is a Professor of Religion and Culture and Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies. Her area of specialization is Religion and Culture, with emphases in Native American religious traditions, and comparative studies of minority religious communities in North America, including religion and healing, gender and ethnicity, and religion and popular culture. Her research interests address questions of healing, place, and ecology, and how religious belief and practice can work to promote ecological and social justice. Suzanne has written many books and most recently, she published Religion and Culture in Native America, written in collaboration with her mentor Dr. Inés Talamantez.
Join this virtual event which is free and open to the public! Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.