Midwest Philosophy Colloquium Talk

41st Annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium: New Directions in Environmental Philosophy.


On Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 in Imholte 109, we’ll be hosting a lecture by Kyle Powys Whyte titled: “Indigenous Peoples, Climate Justice, and Decolonial Philosophy.”


Dr. Whyte is Timnick Chair in the Humanities and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. He is Potawatomi and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and has written extensively about climate policy and Indigenous peoples, the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations, and Indigenous food sovereignty.


In addition to his scholarship, Whyte has played key roles within: the Sustainable Development Institute of the Menominee Nation, the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (New Zealand’s Maori Centre of Research Excellence), The Center for Indigenous Environmental Research, and the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science.

This event is sponsored by the UMM Dean’s Office, the UMM Philosophy Discipline, and Sustainability Leaders for the Future.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

John Q. Imholte Hall, 109
600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267

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Open/Public, Campus-Community, Students, Faculty/Staff

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