Daniel Wildcat: Red Alert
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
Daniel Wildcat, director of the American Indian studies program and the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center at Haskell Indian Nations University, discusses his book Red Alert!, which has been described as "a stirring call to action."
In his book, Wildcat says that "what the world needs today is a good dose of indigenous realism." Wildcat draws upon ancient Native American wisdom and nature-centered beliefs to advocate a modern strategy to combat global warming.
In addition to Red Alert!, Wildcat is the co-author of Power and Place: Indian Education in America and Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria Jr. and His Influence on American Society.
Wildcat’s presentation is co-sponsored by the Heart of America Indian Center.