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Biography of Inés Talamantez

A member of the Mescalero Apache tribe, Inés M. Talamantez is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Professor Talamantez is the author of Teaching Religion and Healing and has contributed articles to Native Religions and Cultures of North America: Anthropology of the Sacred and Unspoken Worlds: Women's Religious Lives.

She is the past president of the Indigenous Studies Group at the Amercian Academy of Religion and is one of the most well known American Indian scholars. She has pioneered the creation of a PhD program in religious studies with an emphasis in Native American Religous Traditions at UCSB, awarding PhDs to twenty-six Native American scholars.

Film interviews with Professor Talamantez on American Indian spirituality and advice for American Indian youth are a featured part of the documentary film and DVD on the Crow Shoshone Sun Dance entitled, Native Spirit: The Sun Dance Way .

A selection of these video clips can be viewed by visiting our American Indian Resources and Wisdom page.


Inés Talamantez Film Clips film clip holdings: 4

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Clip Title: Inner Voice
Summary: Dr. Talamantez speaks about the impact of the government and churches on indigenous people and the difficulty of following the "inner voice" of a Native American's Indian identity.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 39 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.6M
High Res File Size - 13.5M

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Inner Voice
Dr. Talamantez speaks about the impact of the government and churches on indigenous people and the difficulty of following the "inner voice" of a Native American's Indian identity.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 39 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.6M
High Res File Size - 13.5M
The Creator
Inés Talamantez of the Mescalero Apache suggests how any Native American can and should at any time pray to the Creator. She emphasizes that sincere prayers will be heard, and that all of this land is sacred.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 5 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6M
High Res File Size - 10.6M
Indian Youth
Dr. Talamantez addresses a message to Indian youth. She pleads with them to purify their minds, bodies, and spirits, to learn about their culture from books and elders, and to live in harmony with the sacredness of the natural world.
Total Running Time - 4 minutes 6 seconds
Low Res File Size - 12M
High Res File Size - 21.4M
Indian Identity
Dr. Talamantez addresses young Native Americans, this time asking them to take pride in their Indian identity, which can be aided by learning the traditional language. She calls this language "the key to understanding the wisdom of the ancestors," and says that elders can guide young people to this wisdom.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 18 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.9M
High Res File Size - 12M


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