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.