Media Advisory: Oren Lyons Will Give Public Talk at UB Workshop on Indian Nations

Release Date: March 25, 2009 This content is archived.


Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan and SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of American Studies at the University at Buffalo, will give a free, public talk today (Wednesday, March 25, 2009) at 7 p.m. on "Indigenous Perspectives on Our Relationship to the Natural World."

A longstanding champion of traditional Haudenosaunee/Iroquois values, he has represented native peoples in forums on the environment and sustainable development across the globe, including several at the United Nations.

Lyons will speak in 250 Baird Hall on UB's North (Amherst) Campus. A reception will follow.

The talk is part of a workshop on consulting with Indian Nations being sponsored by UB's Department of American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UB's Ecosystem Restoration Through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Buffalo District.

Press arrangements: Ellen Goldbaum in the UB Office of University Communications at 645-5000 ext. 1415, or Alan Rabideau, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, on-site.

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