Date: Wednesday, October 23
Location: Harding 143
The Last Jesuit: On the Leaving of Indian Missions in the Northwest
Wednesday, October 16
12:15-1:30pm in Hunt 110
There has been a great cultural shift in the last twenty years, in both the Society of Jesus and in the identity of tribal people in the United States. The research is focused on what is occurring in the realm of religion and spirituality on traditionally Jesuit- Catholic reservations on the Columbia Plateau of the Pacific Northwest, and how this history now informs the development of Indian spirituality. This presentation is a brief overview of my work with people of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in Idaho.
Ted Fortier is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in Indigenous Spirituality, Culture change and People of the Pacific Northwest. He is the founder of the Anthropology Department at Seattle University. His courses include Indigenous Rights, Archaeology of the Pacific Northwest, Indigenous Human Rights, Darwin and Evolution, Anthropology of Religion , Shamanism and Cultural Anthropology.