Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future Part II

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bringing together the Central New York community, Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, Le Moyne College, Empire State College and others

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Native People in Popular Culture, Stereotypes and Mascots
Friday, September 24, 2010
Empire State College, 6333 Route 298, East Syracuse map

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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.



Series Co-Sponsors

Syracuse University: Chancellor’s Office, Religion, Anthropology, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Geography, History, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Native American Students at Syracuse, Native American Student Program, Native American Studies Program, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Program in the Analysis and Resolution of Conflict, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, School of Education, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Students for a Democratic Society, University College, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Future of Minority Studies @ SU and the Writing Program

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

Community co-sponsors: Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Indigenous Values Initiative, InterFaith Works and Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation and Syracuse Center of Excellence

For more information:
Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, (315) 472-5478, noon@peacecouncil.net