Kipp Seelhorst Memorial Lecture: “Native Spiritual Landscapes”

Posted on 11/4/2013 2:51:45 PM

The annual Kipp Seelhorst Memorial Lecture, offered in cooperation with the Committee for the Study of Culture and Religion and the Department of Religious Studies, invites you to the presentation “Native Spiritual Landscapes—Ojibwe Teachings” by Marilyn Johnson on Thursday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Wallwork Hall, Room G-98.

Marilyn JohnsonMarilyn Johnson is of Ojibwe ancestry from northern Ontario, Canada, and has been working with medicine people for over 30 years. When she first started her university education, Marilyn studied with an Ojibwe medicine man from Manitoulin Island and learned about the “Crack between the Worlds” and soul travelling to the Afterworld.

She has published articles on Ojibwe Spirituality, engaged in medicine practices for a number of years, and currently works as the aboriginal community liaison for the University of Toronto.

Her lecture, which includes her own experiences as a medicine woman, will focus on Ojibwe Spirituality from historical and contemporary perspectives. 

The Kipp Seelhorst Memorial Lecture features a scholar and/or practitioner of earth-based spirituality and is funded through the generosity of Kipp’s family and friends.

Department of Religious Studies