Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
—Chief Si’ahl (Seattle)
While the past may be challenging and controversial, reflection remains critical to understanding the native people's resistance and survival. Through the introduction of the philosophical thought and spiritual beliefs of the American Indian people, this course will examine numerous topics, including native medicines, ceremonies, governance, ecology, humor, and tribal histories. From this exploration you learn how native beliefs are often at odds with modern society, and how these beliefs have been formed and altered by external influences, both past and present.
Alex Ghebregzi is a teaching specialist in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has lived among the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations of Minnesota for 35 years and is a member of the Miccousuki tribe. Ghebregzi’s study of indigenous philosophy includes the Sami people of Norway, Sweden, and Finland, the Maori people of New Zealand, and the first Nation people of Peru and Mexico.
Cancellations are subject to a 10-percent processing fee if received five or fewer working days before the program start. Refunds are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be emailed or faxed to: firstname.lastname@example.org | 612-624-5359