“The Pollen Path: Apache Religious Resistance to Western Presumed Incompetence”
(Sunday, 5:00 – 5:55 pm, Wolf Conference Room, Tamaya)
Professor Inés Talamantez has developed the field of Native American Religious Traditions as Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has taught courses on Native American and Indigenous religious traditions for thirty years at UCSB. She has also taught at Harvard Divinity School, Dartmouth College, Wellesley College, Carleton College, and Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. She has published numerous essays and articles on Native American religious traditions. Her forthcoming book, Becoming: Introducing Apache Girls to the World of Spiritual and Cultural Values, examines present-day Mescalero Apache female rites of passage.