“Standing Rock & the Growing Pan-Indigenous Movement for Life: Honoring What the Creator Has Made,” is the title of the 2017 Small-Thomas Lecture by Lyla June, of Diné (Navajo) and sétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. June will explore her experiences at Standing Rock, events and issues at Standing Rock, and the ancestral paradigm that lead protectors to take the positions they held. These ancient and refined belief systems vary from nation to nation but all hold a similar reverence for the inherent, life-giving design of nature. Through an exploration of these sustainable, ancestral world views, the lecture helps us to understand more specifically what we can do in this time to move with the rhythms of the earth, instead of forcing her to move to the rhythms of our anthropocentric greed. The Small-Thomas Lecture is an endowed lecture series focusing on the intersection of faith and social justice.
When: Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.