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Healing Landscapes: Wellness and Place in Coastal Salish Religious Life

A Hundere Lecture with Suzanne O'Brien

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The lecture explores the way in which places serve as sources for healing within Coast Salish cultures, and how Coast Salish people are, in turn, working to heal landscapes, restore native plants and animals, and build spaces for health and wholeness within their communities. 

Suzanne Crawford O'Brien's area of specialization is Religion and Culture, with emphases in Native American religious traditions, and comparative studies of minority religious communities in North America, including religion and healing, gender and ethnicity, and religion and popular culture. Her research interests address questions of healing, place, and ecology, and how religious belief and practice can work to promote ecological and social justice. Her recent publications include the three-volume American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, 2005), Native American Religious Traditions (Prentice Hall and Laurence King, 2007), and Religion and Healing in Native America: Pathways for Renewal (Praeger, 2008).  Her monograph Coming Full Circle: Spirituality and Wellness Among Native Communities in Western Washington was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2013. 


Memorial Union (campus map)
Journey Room
Robert Peckyno
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion