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Buffalo State College Presents Native American Economics Film and Panel Discussion

On Saturday, November 13, 2010, the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College will present the film Native American Economics in observance of Native American History Month.

The film will begin at 2 p.m. and go until 4 p.m., with a panel discussion to follow.  The film shows a speech given in 1988 to students at Oberlin College-Ohio by Anishinabe Economist Winona LaDuke.  The speech revolves around the Native North American economic paradigm.

The panel will be made up of local Indigenous women who will talk about the state of “economic justice in their Western New York reservation communities.”  Panelists are Janine Huff, a Tonawanda Seneca from Akron, NY, Sandra Hill, an Allegany Seneca from Salamanca, NY, and Shirleen Clause, a Tuscarora from Sanborn, NY.  The panel will be monitored by the Buffalo Center for Economic Justice.

The event is free and open to the public. The Art Center is located at 1300 Elmwood Avenue.  This program is being put on by Buffalo State College’s American Indian Media and Policy Initiative-Communications Department and their Native American Student Organization.  For more information, contact Ron Smith in the Communication Department at (716) 878-6008 or Agnes Williams of the Indigenous Women’s Initiatives at (716) 332-6988.  For more information about the Indigenous Women’s Initiatives work, email them or visit their website.

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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