Colloquium with Dale Turner, May 8th
The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce a Colloquium with Dr. Dale Turner, Associate Professor of Political Science and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, where his area of study is political theory. The Colloquium will take place on Thursday, May 8th, 4:00-5:30 PM, in the UO Knight Library Browsing Room. The title of Dr. Turner’s talk is “Cowboys and Wittgenstindians: Indigenous Politics in an Age of Diversity.”
Dr. Turner is a Teme-Augama Anishnabai from northern Ontario, and his community has been involved in a century old land dispute with the provincial and federal governments which has recently resulted in an unfavorable Supreme Court decision. This experience has led him to study philosophy in an attempt to better understand the meaning of “sovereignty” and especially the meaning of indigenous or “tribal” sovereignty in both theory and practice. Dr. Turner is the author of This is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy (University of Toronto Press, 2006), among other works.
Thursday, May 8th
Knight Library Browsing Room
Everyone is welcome.