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Committee: Indigenous Philosophers

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of indigenous people in the profession and with exploring the sources and supporting the development of indigenous philosophy. Among its main responsibilities are to identify unfair or discriminatory practices affecting indigenous philosophers in their professional work and to apprise the board and members of the association of ways in which such practices may be rectified; to inform indigenous philosophers concerning means of overcoming discrimination that they may encounter in the profession; and to make reports and recommendations to the board concerning ways in which full and meaningful equality of opportunity can be provided to all individuals who seek to study, teach, or conduct research in philosophy. Further, the committee is concerned with the teaching and research of indigenous philosophers and those interested in indigenous philosophy. It seeks to facilitate philosophical understanding of tribal identity and diversity and of different views of indigenous cultures and traditions.

The committee also publishes the Newsletter on Indigenous Philosophers, the editor of which serves in an ex officio capacity on the committee.

Committee Reports

2015-2016 report

2014-2015 report 

2013-2014 - no report submitted

2012-2013 - no report submitted

2011-2012 - no report submitted

2010-2011 report

2009-2010 report

2008-2009 report

2007-2008 report

Newsletter on Indigenous Philosophy

Upcoming Events
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Scheffler Prize
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Submission deadline for the 2017 Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Gittler Award
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Nomination deadline for the 2018 Danto/ASA Prize
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Related Group News

APA Committee Appointments Announced
Posted in APA Announcements, Friday, February 24, 2017

The APA board of officers is pleased to announce the committee appointments for terms starting July 1, 2017 (unless otherwise noted). Congratulations to the appointees ... more »

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Associate Chair (2017)
Lori J. Underwood
Interim Chair (2017)
Anne S. Waters J.D. Ph.D.
Member (2017)
Jacob M. Held
Member (2018)
Scott L. Pratt
Member (2018)
Andrew F. Smith
Member (2019)
Brian Y. Burkhart
Member (2019)
Anne S. Waters J.D. Ph.D.
Member (2020)
Robert M. Figueroa
Newsletter Editor
Agnes B. Curry
Newsletter Editor
Andrea Sullivan-Clarke
Newsletter Editor
Anne S. Waters J.D. Ph.D.
Newsletter Editor
Shay Welch