Graduate College

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:30
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:30
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture
Rod Library 287
Dr. David M. Grant
Writing Wakan: Native American Culture and New Materialism
This project looks at the Lakota chanupa, or peace pipe, as a communication technology. Tracing Lakota tales and practices, the chanupa is seen as embedded in the relational Lakota cosmology and ontology rather than simply a religious artifact. This ontology is similar to but district from recent relational philosophies known as new materialisms.