Come for a light meal, listen to an informative lecture, stay for a challenging discussion, and leave inspired to work for justice.
The Evening’s Lecture
“LandBack: Worldview, Relationship, and an American Indian Perspective on Land Acknowledgements” with Dr. Tink TInker (wazhazhe/Osage Nation), Professor Emeritus of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions
Iliff’s Pulpit+ Exchange Series (supported by the Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative from Lilly Endowment Inc.) provides space for a diverse array of ordained clergy and lay leaders to gather for a meal and grapple with challenging issues. One of the main goals of the Pulpit+ Exchange is to build congregations who will authentically study, worship, walk, and act together across difference to create a just and equitable world.
About the Evening’s Agenda
Join other clergy and lay leaders for a light meal from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm (MST). The lecture, “LandBack: Worldview, Relationship, and an American Indian Perspective on Land Acknowledgements” with Dr. Tink TInker (wazhazhe/Osage Nation), Professor Emeritus of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions, will begin at 5:30 pm. An opportunity to ask Dr. Tinker questions and engage in discussions with colleagues will follow.
About the Lecturer
A member of the faculty since 1985, Tink Tinker teaches courses in American Indian cultures, history, and religious traditions; cross-cultural and Third-World theologies; and justice and peace studies and is a frequent speaker on these topics both in the U.S. and internationally. His publications include American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty (2008); Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation(2004); and Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Genocide (1993). He co-authored A Native American Theology (2001); and he is co-editor of Native Voices: American Indian Identity and Resistance (2003), and Fortress Press’ Peoples’ Bible (2008).
Dr. Tinker has volunteered in the Indian community as (non–stipendiary) director of Four Winds American Indian Survival Project in Denver for two decades. In that capacity he functions in the urban Indian community as a traditional American Indian spiritual leader. He is past president of the Native American Theological Association and a member of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians.
Firmly committed to the ecumenical movement, he has been active in volunteer capacities with several denominations at the national level, the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches. He currently serves as an “Honorary Advisor” to IMADR, the International Movement against all Forms of Discrimination and Racism; and he also serves locally on the Leadership Council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. On campus, Tinker works closely both with students of color and with Lutheran students.