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CANCELLED–Workshop on “Indigenizing Philosophy through the Land: A Trickster Methodology for Decolonizing Environmental Ethics and Indigenous Futures” by Brian Burkhart (Oklahoma)
Wednesday March 25, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Join us to learn more about Dr. Brian Burkhart’s recent book, Indigenizing Philosophy through the Land: A Trickster Methodology for Decolonizing Environmental Ethics and Indigenous Futures (Michigan State University Press, 2019).
Brian Burkhart is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. His areas of specialization include Native American philosophy, philosophy of race, and Latinix philosophy.
Abstract for Indigenizing Philosophy through the Land
Land is key to the operations of coloniality, but the power of the land is also the key anticolonial force that grounds Indigenous liberation. This work is an attempt to articulate the nature of land as a material, conceptual, and ontological foundation for Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and valuing. As a foundation of valuing, land forms the framework for a conceptualization of Indigenous environmental ethics as an anticolonial force for sovereign Indigenous futures. This text is an important contribution in the efforts to Indigenize Western philosophy, particularly in the context of settler colonialism in the United States. It breaks significant ground in articulating Indigenous ways of knowing and valuing to Western philosophy—not as an artifact that Western philosophy can incorporate into its canon, but rather as a force of anticolonial Indigenous liberation. Ultimately, Indigenizing Philosophy through the Land shines light on a possible road for epistemically, ontologically, and morally sovereign Indigenous futures.
If you have questions or would like to participate in this workshop, please email Owen Ware.SHARE