Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future Part II
A Collaborative Educational Series
People in Popular Culture, Stereotypes and Mascots
Speakers: Suzan Harjo and Michael Taylor
Suzan Harjo (Cheyenne and Muscogee) was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as a Congressional Liaison for Indian affairs and is the president of the Morning Star Institute, a Native American rights organization. In 1992 she initiated legal actions against the Washington Redskins seeking to force them to change their name.
Michael Taylor (Seneca Nation Wolf Clan) is an assistant professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies at Colgate University. His research has focused on the use of Native American sports team mascots, representations of Native Americans via constructed imagery and processes of collective action in response to such images.
The program is free and followed by a reception and the opportunity
to participate in small discussion groups.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: President's Office, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, Environmental Studies Department, Kincentric
Other Educational Institutions: Le Moyne College, Center for Urban and Regional Applied Research (CURAR), Empire State College, Colgate University Native American Studies Program, Hamilton College Department of Religious Studies, Imagining America, Ithaca College Department of Anthropology & Native American Studies Program, Onondaga Community College, St. Lawrence University Native American Studies Program, SUNY Cortland, Upstate Medical University Office of Diversity & Affirmative Action and Multicultural Events Planning Committee and Wells College
Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, (315) 472-5478, firstname.lastname@example.org