A little about the presenters: Sandy Bigtree, Bear Clan, is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. She is board member of the Indigenous Values Initiative; co-edited the Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) educational booklet; and was an original Planning Committee member of Skä•noñh—Great Law of Peace Center. In 1984-85 she worked for the Native American Rights Fund in Boulder, CO. In 1980-82 she was a member of Native Americans in the Arts theatre troupe at LaMama, NYC. From age 1-30, Sandy performed weekly on radio, TV and other venues around CNY and The Sandy Bigtree Band was well known throughout the 1970s. In 2008, Sandy was the recipient of the Syracuse New Times “Hall of Fame” Sammy Award.

Philip P. Arnold is Associate Professor and Chair of the Religion Department at Syracuse University; and Founding Director of the Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center.  His latest book is Urgency of Indigenous Values and the Future of Religion (Syracuse University Press, 2022).  He established the Doctrine of Discovery Study Group (www.doctrineofdiscovery.org), and Indigenous Values Initiative (www.indigenousvalues.org), and is a co-editor of the Syracuse University Press series “Haudenosaunee and Indigenous Worlds.”  (https://press.syr.edu/haudenosaunee/ )

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