Lecture – Science within Spirituality

Everyone is invited to attend a free public forum presented by The Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council in partnership with the India Centre for Academic, Business and Community Excellence at The University of Winnipeg on January 29, 2014.

The forum is entitled Science within Spirituality: Compartmentalization or Harmonization? and features a First Nations dialogue with Christian, Hindu, Islamic and Judaic perspectives.


Convocation Hall, 2nd floor, Wesley Hall
The University of Winnipeg


Wednesday, 29 January 2014
1:00 to 4:00 PM


Facilitator: Jennifer Rattray

First Nations Perspectives: Dr. Leroy Little Bear and John Salabye
Christian Perspective: Dr. Jane Barter Moulaison
Hindu Priest/Hindu Perspective: Pundit Venkat Machiraju

As its point departure, the Forum takes its cue from John Ralston Saul, author of “This Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada”. His main observation is that Canada has been informed and shaped by Aboriginal ideas, that are in turn informed by culture and traditions grounded in spirituality.

Find out more about the India Centre.


Dr. Leroy Little Bear –  Dr. Leroy Little Bear is a member of the Small Robes Band of the Blood Indian Tribe of the Blackfoot Confederacy; born and raised on the Blood Indian Reserve; attended and graduated from St. Mary’s School on the Blood Indian Reserve; attended and graduated from the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta with a B.A. Degree in 1971; attended and graduated from the College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1975. Mr. Little Bear has authored many articles including “A Concept of Native Title” which has been cited in a Canadian Supreme Court decision. He has co-authored books including Pathways to Self-Determination, Quest For Justice, and Governments in Conflict with Dr. Menno Boldt and Dr. Anthony Long.

Mr. John Salabye – teacher of Navaho Culture

Dr. Jane Barter Moulaison – Jane Barter Moulaison earned her BA in English at Dalhousie (1991), her Master’s degree from the Atlantic School of Theology (1994), and her PhD from the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto (2004).  Her research interests include Christian political thought, feminist theory, and continental philosophy of religion. She is particularly interested in the manner in which religions can give rise to social and political change.

Pundit Venkat Machiraju : Hindu Priest at Hindu Society of Manitoba.

For further information please contact:

Lynn Bailey, Director, Business Development

Faculty of Business & Economics, University of Winnipeg

204 258 2968




Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E: d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca



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