Panel Sessions

Panel 1: 10:00am Monday, March 25

Harvey DuMarce, President of Sisseton-Wahpeton College…

…will speak on Vine Deloria Jr. and his footprint on activism. Stay tuned for more information.

David Wilson reduced

David Wilson

Forty Years in the Wilderness: Native Christians Before and After God is Red

David Wilson is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He has served as adjunct faculty for the School of Religion at Oklahoma City University and is currently with the Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University.

Moderator: Charlotte Davidson, Coordinator of SDSU’s American Indian Education and Cultural Center

Panel 2: 10:00am Tuesday, March 26


David Martínez

Blinded By Science! Vine Deloria Jr.’s Critique of Archeology

David Martinez (Gila River Pima) is the author of Dakota Philosopher: Charles Eastman and American Indian Thought (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009) and editor of The American Indian Intellectual Tradition: An Anthology of Writings from 1772 to 1972 (Cornell University Press, 2011). He is currently in the initial stage of developing a book-length project on Vine Deloria, Jr.‘s works and legacy.


Holly Boomer

DeVine Attitude: Changing Attitudes and Kicking up Dust

Holly Boomer received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2000, where her research focused on Deloria and his role in American Indian literature. She has taught at Oglala Lakota College, Black Hills State University, and National American University, where she is the System Director of the Center for Student Achievement and directs the Developmental Education program.

Moderator: Richard Meyers, Coordinator of SDSU’s American Indian Studies Program


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