Humanities Institute Lecture: Chief Oren Lyons "The Doctrine of Discovery and a Value Change for Survival"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Scripps - Garrison Theater
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Scripps Humanities Institute

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center
“The Doctrine of Discovery and a Value Change for Survival”
Chief Oren Lyons
Onondaga Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Haudenosaunee-People of the Long House
Native American Faithkeeper, Human Rights Advocate,
Environmental Activist, Professor Emeritus, Author and Artist

Closing blessing of the series given by
Elder Robertjohn Knapp
Seneca, Ohlone, Tobotolobal
Spiritual Elder and Ceremonial Leader
Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper for the Onondaga Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, is an international, political and spiritual ambassador for Indigenous Peoples. He is a prominent  member of the Traditional Circle of Elders and Youth, the UN Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders, and retired  Professor Emeritus of American Indian Studies, SUNY Buffalo.  Oren is the author of several books, and a much in demand global lecturer. Oren Lyons is the subject of many documentaries and films. Along with several other awards, he is recipient of the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, the United Nations NGO World Peace Prize, the Smithsonian’s award for Art and Cultural Achievement, and Sweden’s Prestigious Friend of the Children Award along with colleague, Nelson Mandela. Oren is a celebrated artist and painter, a member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame and a tireless activist for American Indian causes and humanity’s responsibilities to the earth and future generations.

Scripps College Humanities Institute spring 2012 series - "'Continuing Invasion': Resistance, Resilience, and Re-invention among North American Indigenous Peoples"


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