In conversation with Sandy Bigtree, Mohawk Nation, and Prof Philip P Arnold

Church Window Mask

Sunday 14 April 6pm BST

Changing Our Minds

Sandy Bigtree, Bear Clan, is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. She is a founding board member of the Indigenous Values Initiative which fosters collaborative educational work between the academic community and the Haudenosaunee to promote the message of peace that was brought to Onondaga Lake thousands of years ago. Sandy is a multi-media performance artist, and the Sandy Bigtree Band was well known throughout the 1970s.

Prof Philip P. Arnold is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion at Syracuse University, and a core faculty member of Native American and Indigenous Studies.  He was the Founding Director of the ‘Skä·noñh – ‘Great Law of Peace Center’, which repurposes the site that formerly celebrated the Jesuits coming to Onondaga Nation Territory. He is the President of the Indigenous Values Initiative which educates the general public about the indigenous values of the Haudenosaunee.