This year’s Vine Deloria, Jr. Distinguished Indigenous Scholars Series presentation will be As True As Rain to the Sea: A Conversation on the Poetics and Politics of Water in Honor of Vine Deloria, Jr., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m., UA Poetry Center. Moderated by Robert Hershey, Professor and Director of Clinical Education for the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, the panelists will be James Anaya, Regents' and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy; Jim Enote, Director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center and Director of the Colorado Plateau Foundation; and Charles Wilkinson, Distinguished Professor, Moses Lasky Professor of Law, Colorado Law School.
The Vine Deloria Distinguished Scholars Series was created as a tribute to the late Vine Deloria Junior, an inspirational scholar in American Indian Studies. Starting in 2008, the series has featured lectures from writers, activists, tribal leaders and scholars.
This year’s event is sponsored by American Indian Studies, Department of English, University of Arizona Poetry Center, American Indian Language Development Institute, Institute of the Environment, The Southwest Center, College of Social Behavioral Science, the Confluence Center, the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, and the Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office.