2021 Vine Deloria Jr. Theological Symposium

The 13th Annual Vine Deloria Jr. Theological Symposium will be held virtually November 16 and 17, 2021. The theme for this year's symposium is "On Our Way to Truth and Healing." The symposium educates seminarians, church leaders, and allies about the work of Vine Deloria Jr. and about Indigenous culture, movements, and activism. This year, symposium content will focus on the intersection between Indian boarding schools and Christian and theological education.

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Schedule for Tuesday, November 16

Christine Diindiisi McCleave for Vine Deloria Jr Symposium Learning Lunch: Indian Boarding Schools in the United States
12:00 p.m.
Presenter: Christine Diindiisi McCleave (Anishinaabe)
CEO of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
Biography
_Guy Erwin for Vine Deloria Jr Symposium Keynote Presentation
7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. R Guy Erwin (Osage)
President, United Theological Seminary
Biography

Schedule for Wednesday, November 17

Manuel Retamoza for Vine Deloria Jr Symposium LSTC Worship Service
11:00 a.m.
Guest Preacher: Rev. Manuel Retamoza (Cherokee)
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, San Diego, California
Biography
Kim Smith for Vine Deloria Jr Symposium Learning Lunch: A Discussion on Creation and Climate Justice
12:00 p.m.
Presenter: Kim Smith (Dine)
Nia Ke Baa' and Indigenous Goddess Gang
Biography
Patsy Whitefoot for Vine Deloria Jr Symposium
Deborah Parker for Vine Deloria Jr Symposium
Panel Presentation
7:00 p.m.
Panelist: Patsy Whitefoot (Yakama)
Elder, Educator and Consultant; Boarding School Survivor
Biography

Panelist: Deborah Parker (Tulalip Tribes)
Director of Policy and Advocacy
National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
Biography

Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium Event Facilitator

Vance Blackfox for Vine Deloria Jr Symposium Vance Blackfox (Cherokee)
Founder and Director, Other+Wise
Desk Director for American Indian Alaska Native Tribal Nations, ELCA
LSTC Alum
Biography

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