Native American Perspectives on Human Dignity


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls | Zoom Webinar

Lake Mist

Thursday, April 7
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET (US)
1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls | Zoom Webinar

Integral human development is a holistic model of human flourishing articulated in Catholic social teaching and resonant in multiple religious, humanistic, and philosophical traditions worldwide. Studying different traditions can shed new light on this cross-disciplinary approach to human dignity, which proposes solutions that consider the whole person.

What perspectives do Native American traditions bring to the notion of integral human development? How might such traditions help us understand human dignity? Given past injustices, how can we work together to build more inclusive societies that advance the flourishing of all people?

Join us to hear from a panel of Native American students, academics, and professionals, who will explore these important questions together.

Presented by the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Stay tuned for future discussions exploring additional faith traditions.

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  • Jefferson Ballew

    Jefferson Ballew
    Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

  • Ashlee Bird

    Ashlee Bird
    Moreau Post Doctoral Fellow
    Department of American Studies, University of Notre DameĀ 

  • Mikaela Murphy

    Mikaela Murphy
    Member, Cherokee Nation; Senior, University of Notre
    Past President, Native American Student Association of Notre Dame


  • Abigail Ginzburg

    Abigail Ginzburg
    Master of Global Affairs Student
    Keough School of Global Affairs

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