Native American Perspectives on Human Dignity

Integral human development is a holistic model of human flourishing articulated in Catholic social teaching and resonant in multiple religious, humanistic, and philosophical traditions worldwide. Studying different traditions can shed new light on this cross-disciplinary approach to human dignity, which proposes solutions that consider the whole person.

What perspectives do Native American traditions bring to the notion of integral human development? How might such traditions help us understand human dignity? Given past injustices, how can we work together to build more inclusive societies that advance the flourishing of all people?

Join us to hear from a panel of Native American students, academics, and professionals, who will explore these important questions together. This event was recorded on April 7, 2022.


Ashlee Bird
Moreau Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of American Studies, University of Notre Dame

Mikaela Murphy
University of Notre Dame

Jefferson Ballew
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi


Abigail Ginzburg
Master of Global Affairs Student
Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame

Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion

April 7, 2022

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