Indigenous Inclusion

Professor Theresa McCarthy speaking at Native American Welcome event

Professor Theresa McCarthy speaking at Native American Welcome event. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

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Spring 2019 Events

Calendar of Spring events: - Thursday 2/7 1:00-4:00pm, Cultural Competency Training: Pete Hill, Native American Community Services (NACS), 10 Capen, Email to register - Friday 2/22 10:00-11:30am, Native American Student Success in Higher Ed: Presentation by Shelly Lowe & Stephanie Waterman, 10 Capen - Wednesday 2/27 4:00-6:000pm, Decolonizing Feminism: Indigenous Lands, Indigenous Bodies Workshop and talk with artist-scholar Jodi Lynn Maracle, 107 Capen - Monday 3/4 12:15-1:30pm, Global to Local Luncheon: Native American Community Services: All Our Relations Project, 684 Baldy Hall -Monday 3/25 5:00-6:30pm, Think Indigenous: Richard Oakes and the Red Power Movement: A Public Talk by Kent Blansett, Location TBD

Decolonizing Feminism

Decolonizing Feminism: Indigenous Lands, Indigenous Bodies Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:00 - 6:00 pm 107 Capen Hall (Honors College, inside Silverman Library) UB North Campus This workshop and talk with artist-scholar Jodi Lynn Maracle will explore personal, institutional, and pop culture relationships to western feminism. Given the location of the University at Buffalo on Seneca lands, Haudenosaunee contemporary and historical social and political formations will be centered as a lens for unpacking problematic feminist theory and practices. Jodi Lynn Maracle is Kanien’keha:ka mother, artist and scholar whose work centers the creative resistance and decolonial practices of Haudenosaunee queer and non- binary people and Haudenosaunee women in the forms of material production, birth practices, language resurgence and place making. Refreshments will be served. Graphics by R.I.S.E Radical Indigenous Survivance and Empowerment

Native American Student Success in Higher Ed

Where: 10 Capen, UB North Campus When: 10am-11:30am, Friday, February 22 Please join us in welcoming Dr. Stephanie Waterman (Onondaga/OISE) and Dr. Shelly Lowe (Navajo/Harvard) to UB. Their presentation is titled Beyond Access: Indigenizing Pathways for Native Student Success.

Fall 2018 Events

Image of poster with upcoming events

Native American Welcome

Traditional Teachings of the Good Mind

Poster to Traditional Teachings of the Good Mind Event. Text reads: MICHAEL MARTIN Native American Community Services Michael Martin is an Onondaga of the Beaver Clan from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory in Southern Ontario, born and raised in Buffalo. Mr. Martin is a graduate of Babson College (MS) and SUNY Buffalo State College (BS). In February 2004 he was named Executive Director of Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties. In 2016, he was named by his Clan Mother as a Faithkeeper for his Onondaga, Beaver Clan. He was formally condoled by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in June 2018. During this session we will explore universal principles of a Good Mind and the relationships of our minds to thoughts, behaviors and wellbeing. An overview of traditional teachings about a Good Mind will be provided, and an understanding that the opposite of a Good Mind is not a bad or evil mind, but rather a clouded mind. Attendees can learn how to increase awareness of what clouds our minds and how we may rise above or remove the clouds. Finally, we’ll discuss how to maintain our Good Minds and how we can harness our collective power, known as Orenda, when Good Minds come together.

Film Premiere: The Eagle and The Condor: From Standing Rock With Love

Poster from Film Premiere

Theodore Jojola Lecture

Poster from Jojola lecture

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Additional Resources

Native American Community Services (NACS)

Native American Community Services (NACS) is a non-profit organization providing quality health and social services to the off-reservation Native American population in Erie and Niagara Counties. In keeping with their “Tradition of Caring,” they have grown into a full-scale human services agency committed to helping the entire community, regardless of race or background. 

        *Calendar updated 10/11/18. Email Pete Hill at if you would like to be added to the                            community calendar email list

Haudenosaunee/Native American Studies Research Workshop

Comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous allied faculty and graduate student scholars from across disciplines at UB, The Haudenosaunee/Native American Studies Research Workshop provides a forum for discussion of recent academic work in the ever-emerging interdisciplinary field of Indigenous studies.

Transnational Studies: American Studies Program

Building on our traditional strengths in American Indian studies, critical race theory, feminism, class analysis, and community engagement, American Studies is an interdisciplinary field which encourages scholarly work on history, politics, visual cultures, literary and oral cultures, environmental and agricultural practices, religions, gender, sexualities, kinship systems, geography, and economics.