Conversatio – Jennifer Niemi, M.Ed.
Jennifer Niemi, M.Ed.
Anishinaabe, Gaa-Waabaabiganikaag scholar
Director of Native Studies
College of Saint Scholastica
The Center for Benedictine Values presents a Conversatio series exploring the Doctrine of Discovery, the cluster of papal proclamations from the 15th century that fueled European Christian conquest of Native American lands, cultures, and peoples. Numerous churches and denominations have renounced the Doctrine. Indigenous leaders are calling on Pope Francis to rescind the teaching.
Learn about the Doctrine of Discovery and its destructive legacy as we host prominent Indigenous writers, scholars, and activists on three Friday afternoons this semester: September 23, October 7, and November 4—all at 3:15-4:30 pm CT.
See our roster of distinguished speakers below. And check out this Research Guide prepared by Joan Hopkins: https://researchguides.ben.edu/doctrine-discovery.
REGISTER FOR THE NOVEMBER 4 EVENT COMING SOON
Conversatio, named for our Benedictine Hallmark of transformation, is the Center’s informal mission-centric intellectual “happy hour” for all BenU faculty and staff.