The third annual Winter Talk is a three day conversation held January 25-27 in the Tabbernee Center at Phillips Theological Seminary on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) and its influence on Christian theology and polity, with an emphasis on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) relationship with Indigenous tribes and peoples. Hosted by Landscape Mending and Philips Theological Seminary, Winter Talk is dedicated to furthering the conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and its dismantling.
Winter Talk is an important time for American Indians and non-Indians, to gather and eat, learn, and talk about the Christian Doctrine of Discovery. This is a space of accountability to American Indians where the Indian voice is the principle voice in an exploration of the past, an understanding of the present, and a visioning of the future.
Robert J. Miller: Robert’s areas of expertise are civil procedure, federal Indian law, American Indians and international law, American Indian economic development and Native American natural resources. An enrolled citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, he is the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the Grand Ronde Tribe and sits as a judge for other tribes.
Robert instructs at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. His published works include articles, books and book chapters on a wide array of federal Indian law issues and civil procedure, and he speaks regularly on Indian law issues across the U.S. and in other countries.He is the author of Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny (2006), and Reservation “Capitalism:” Economic Development in Indian Country (2012), and he co-authored Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies (Oxford University Press 2010). Professor Miller’s blog on Indian affairs was noted by the wallstreetjournal.com and a poll of leading Indian blogs, and will be archived by the Library of Congress. He also has worked as a consultant with the American Philosophical Society since 2006 on tribal language and archival issues. He was elected to the American Law Institute in 2012 and to the American Philosophical Society in 2014.
Flint talks are 2 to 3 minutes to speak to any subject the speaker believes important to the wellbeing of the landscape and her people. Flint is known for its ability to be knapped and the sharp edged tools created, as well as sparks created when struck by steel. Flint Talks may be as sharp and bright as the speaker the likes. If time allows, conversation will arise from a flint talk or two. If you are interested in presenting a Flint Talk, please indicate below…we would love to have your voice!
Winter Talk honors the season of winter. The harvest is long past and spring soon to come. Winter is a time to think, tell stories, and eat. Winter Talk is a moment to come together as community and talk, eat, create new relationships, and then talk some more, eat some more, and come to know our new relations. Join the people of our landscape, renew old relationships and create new ones!
We are in the process of developing Winter Talk 2016. As you can see, we already have a renowned scholar who will bring is voice to inform and challenge. Updated information will come soon. You can register and get early-bird pricing now! When we have a motel in place, we will inform you. You can take a look at our developing schedule to have an idea of what will occur in 2016. Thank you for considering spending your time in Tulsa this January…we want and need your voice!
Register before December 1 for $80. Registration goes up to $100 after December 1. More information including scheduling and additional pricing information can be found on the Winter Talk 2016 website.