God is Red 50th Anniversary Symposium


Thu - Fri, Oct 6 to Oct 7, 5:00pm - 5:30pm


Online and Swartz Hall, 45 Francis Ave. (Registration required. See link in event description.)

How does Vine Deloria Jr.'s landmark text speak to the field of religious studies, Native American studies, theology, and environmental studies in the twenty-first century?

Speakers include Suzan Harjo, Robert Warrior, Michael McNally, Susan Hill, Daniel Wildcat, and Philip Deloria.

Register for in-person participation here.
Register for the zoom link here.


Full schedule:
Thursday, October 6

  • 5 pm: The Impact of God is Red on Native American Rights and Native American Religions
    • Suzan Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee), The Morning Star Institute in conversation with Phil Deloria, Harvard University
    • Convener: Joseph P. Gone (Aaniiih-Gros Ventre), Harvard University
  • Panel Discussion
    • Robert Warrior (Osage), University of Kansas, Michael McNally, Carleton College, Susan Hill (Mohawk), University of Toronto, and Daniel Wildcat (Yuchi/Muscogee), Haskell Indian Nations University
Friday, October 7
  • 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast
  • 9-10:30 am: The Impact of God is Red on Theology
    • Speaker: Robert Warrior (Osage), University of Kansas
    • Convener: Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School
    • Respondent: Michelle Sanchez, Harvard Divinity School
  • 11 am-12:30 pm: The Impact of God is Red on Religious Studies
    • Speaker: Michael McNally, Carleton College
    • Convener: Megan Minoka Hill (Oneida Nation WI), Harvard Project on American Indian Economic
    • Respondents:  Anthony Trujillo (Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo), PhD candidate, Harvard University and Anca Wilkening, PhD candidate, Harvard University
  • 12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30-3 pm: The Impact of God is Red on Studies of Religion, Land and the Environment
    • Speaker: Susan Hill (Mohawk), University of Toronto
    • Convener: Kimberley Patton, Harvard Divinity School
    • Respondent: Zoe Todd (Métis/otipemisiw), Carleton University
  • 3:30-5:30 pm: The Impact of God is Red in the Future
    • Speaker: Dan Wildcat, (Yuchi/Muscogee), Haskell Indian Nations University
    • Convener: Kelli Mosteller (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), Harvard University Native American Program                                       
    • Respondents: Panel of students and young scholars