With the complex issues of cultural identity and assimilation never far from the headlines, the Friends of Ganondagan focuses this fall’s Native American Lecture Series on “Adoption and Adaptation,” held at the Shults Center. The second of three lectures on October 24 focuses on Adopting “In”: Preserving Iroquois Traditional Community. Speakers are G. Peter Jemison (Seneca), eighth generation descendent of Mary Jemison and Ganondagan site manager; and Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, executive director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation. Using the historical examples of Mary Jemison and Matilda Joslyn Gage, these experts will delve into the fascinating variations of adopting “in,” part of an ancient Native tradition that preceded European arrival. The 2013 Lecture Series is a collaboration between the Friends of Ganondagan and Nazareth's Department of History and Center for Service-Learning.
- Ticket Information:
- Individual lecture prices are $15; $10/Friends of Ganondagan members; $5/non-Nazareth students with ID. Free for Nazareth faculty, staff, and students. The three-lecture series can be purchased for $25. Tickets will be available at the event beginning at 6:30 pm.
- Sponsored By:
- Friends of Ganondagan, Nazareth Department of History and Center for Service-Learning.
- Contact Information:
- Jeanette Miller: 585-742-1690