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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.

Doug George-Kanentiio will deliver a lecture, "How Native Boarding Schools Sparked the Indigenous Rights Movements. We, Who Were Not Crushed, Became Hell Raisers." Orange Shirt Day Eve. Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk Bear Clan member, is a residential school survivor, the recipient of residential school identification number 4-8-2-738. He was editor of Akwesasne Notes and now serves as the vice-president of the Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge. He previously served as a trustee for the National Museum of the American Indian, is a former land claims negotiator for the Mohawk Nation and is the author of books (Iroquois on Fire, Iroquois Culture & Commentary) and articles about the Mohawk and other Haudenosaunee peoples.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Educational Studies.


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