Native American Initiatives (NAI) at the University of Notre Dame works to co-sponsor events that promote Native ideas, communities, and thinking at the University of Notre Dame all the while supporting Native American students and their allies. 

Sustainable Wisdom: Integrating Indigenous Knowhow for Global Flourishing

Sep 11-15, 2016 | University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, IN 

Hosted by the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi
Conference Program Chair & Contact: Darcia Narvaez
Conference website:

The 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. The speakers were selected for their specialty areas which range from science, history, education, psychology, and anthropology. The purpose of the conference and accompanying books is to bring to a wider audience an awareness of “first ways,” what we know about their effects on flourishing and how to integrate them into modern life for global flourishing.