"It's a Question of Fairness": Fee-to-Trust and Non-Native Opposition to Haudenosaunee Land Rights

Meghan McCune '03 will address the background of Haudenosaunee land dispossession and obstacles to land rights today.

Date

9-19-13

Time

5:00 pm

Location

Hostetter Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall

General Info

Meghan McCune '03 will give a talk titled "'It's a Question of Fairness': Fee-to-Trust and Non-Native Opposition to Haudenosaunee Land Rights." This talk is part of a week of special educational events leading up to the annual Peachtown Native American Festival on Friday, September 20.

Meghan will address the background of Haudenosaunee land dispossession — specifically Cayuga, Seneca, and Oneida land loss — and strategies for regaining land after the City of Sherrill U.S. Supreme Court decision, which was used to dismiss Haudenosaunee land claims. Specifically, she will provide an overview of the fee-to-trust process and analyze current obstacles to Haudenosaunee land rights and sovereignty — namely, organized opposition from local non-Native populations.

Light refreshments and dialogue with Meg will follow.

Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone who needs assistance should contact David Foote at 315-364-3460 or email dfoote@wells.edu.

 

 
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