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Colgate University is situated on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee  --  known as the People of the Longhouse, or the Iroquois Confederacy (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora nations). In Fall Semester 2022 Colgate's Native American Studies Program is featuring contemporary expressions of Haudenosaunee life from the perspective of their experiences and expertise. All events are free and open to the public. For everyone's safety, masks are required at all indoor events.

Darren Bonaparte will deliver a lecture, "Akhtsi'a (My Older Sister): Repatriating the Life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha." 

Darren Bonaparte is a cultural historian from the Akwesasne First Nation. He is a frequent lecturer at schools, universities, museums, and historical sites in the United States and Canada. He has written three books, several articles, and the libretto for the McGill Chamber Orchestra's Aboriginal Visions and Voices. Darren is a former chief of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. He is the creator of the Wampum Chronicles website and historical advisor to film and television. He currently serves as the Director of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.

Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponosored by the Fund for the Study of World's Religions.

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