"Leave It in the Ground: Issues with Archeology"

Dan Hill, caretaker for the Cayuga SHARE Farm, will speak about ethical extraction of sacred artifacts on Indigenous Territories.

Date

11-21-13

Time

12:30 pm

Location

Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

General Info

Continuing the recognition and celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Wells College presents a lecture by Dan Hill, member of the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force and caretaker for the Cayuga SHARE farm. Hill’s talk, titled “Leave It in the Ground: Issues with Archeology,” will discuss approaches to ethical extraction of sacred artifacts on Indigenous Territories such as Cayuga County. The talk will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus.

A member of the Cayuga Nation, Hill is a part of the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force, a flute maker and flute player, and the caretaker for the Cayuga SHARE Farm in Union Springs, N.Y. During the upcoming spring semester, Dan will teach a course titled “The Haudenosaunee and New York State” as part of Wells’ First Nations and Indigenous Studies program. The class will be hosted at the Cayuga SHARE Farm.

This event is sponsored by the Juliana James Native American Scholar Fund. The fund supports campus diversity initiatives, the First Nations and Indigenous Studies minor, Peachtown Native American Festival, and visiting scholars. Juliana James (1913-2000) was an artist who was widely respected as an advocate for women’s reproductive rights and social justice. She founded Santa Fe Woman’s Services, was a fundraiser for the Women’s Health Clinic and risked her life as an anti-Vietnam War activist. James is the grandmother of Wells Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies Vic Muñoz.

Wells College is committed to providing access to all events. For information about accessibility for these events or the Wells campus, please contact Communications Associate David Foote, 315-364-3460, or email dfoote@wells.edu.

 

 
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