18 Apr 2019

14th Annual Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium


Theme for 14th Annual Symposium:

This years’ theme relates to moving away from the idea of managing “resources” and towards honoring relatives. The title is: Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ (All my relatives) Moving from resources toward reciprocity, respect, responsibility, and resistance. These are all based on the ideas in Vines’ work “Spirit & Reason” and “The World We Used To Live In”. Our poster designed by DAKO.5TUDiOS illustrates what the Lummi Nation did for their relative the Blackfish. They understood their relative was in distress and wanted to exercise their responsibility by doing what they could.


There are over 30 speakers featured each year from across Indigenous North America. Each speaker will present on a topic related to the theme of moving from resources toward reciprocity, respect, and responsibility. Stay tuned for speakers for 2019!


Pre-registration is encouraged for all participants in order to prepare registration packets which will be available at the door.
Registration by May 3rd guarantees 2 catered lunches and 1 seafood dinner.

Late registration is May 4-18 (registration price will increase)
Abstract proposal deadline is March 22.

See here for conference updates including Agenda, Hotel and Abstract Proposals

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If you need assistance with registration call Victoria Walsey-Honanie (360)392-4267, or Angel Jefferson (360)392-4287.
Questions? Contact Victoria Walsey-Honanie, Email: vwalsey@nwic.edu, Ph: 360-392-4267

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