Conference: "Sustainable Wisdom: Integrating Indigenous Knowhow for Global Flourishing"

(part of a series)

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center

Where: Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)


This conference brings together an interdisciplinary set of scholars and artists ready to integrate first-nation and mainstream contemporary understandings to move toward a flourishing planet.

How can we integrate the best of modern technology and capacities with the wisdom of first nations? The conference looks deeply into the mindsets, practices and wisdom of first nation peoples across multiple disciplines. The goals of the conference are to:
(a) Increase understanding of "first" ways;
(b) Demonstrate how indigenous cultures foster wisdom, morality and flourishing;
(c) Find commonalities among different indigenous societies in fostering these outcomes;
(d) Develop synergistic approaches to shifting human imagination towards "first ways." 

We expect that the conference will help us envision ways to move toward integrating helpful modern advances with first ways into a new encompassing viewpoint where the greater community of life (diverse human and nonhuman entities) are included in conceptions of wellbeing and practices that lead to flourishing.

For more information and the conference program, please visit

Hosted by the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi.
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Conferences.

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
Phone: (574) 631-5730