The University of Arizona American Indian Studies Program is proud to announce the 2012-2013 Vine Deloria Jr. Distinguished Indigenous Scholars Series. The Series is an event that speaks to the core mission of the American Indian Studies Program by spreading the voices and visions of Indigenous scholars to the greater public. This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Arizona and features a series of lectures by the following prominent Indigenous scholars: Dr. Philip J. Deloria, Dr. Oren Lyons, Dr. Suzan Harjo, and the University of Arizona’s own Dr. Thomas Holm. With this year’s theme of Unfinished Agendas: Indigenous Peoples in the 21st Century, our hope is to continue the voices and visions of our predecessors by honoring the life of Vine Deloria, Jr., while illuminating the new and ongoing agendas facing Indigenous peoples around the world.
The series will begin on January 24th at 6:00 PM at the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography with Dr. Philip J. Deloria, the son of the late Vine Deloria Jr. Dr. Deloria is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan, affiliated with the Department of History and the Program in American Culture, while also serving as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is the author of the books Playing Indian and Indians in Unexpected Places. Please come out and enjoy an evening of engaging discourse on the “unfinished agendas of Indigenous peoples.” Each event is free and open to the public.