Watch Rick Hill’s Presentation on the Influence of Ancient Indigenous Culture on Modern Democracy
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Medaille College hosted a presentation by Rick Hill on November 19 exploring how the Great Law of Peace of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) influenced the Founding Fathers, Karl Marx and the Women’s Suffragette Movement. This presentation, sponsored by the Medaille College Office of Diversity and Inclusion, examined how Indigenous thought and philosophy impacted the minds of these leaders of social change. Watch “Did Our Modern Democracy Come From an Ancient Indigenous Culture?” in its entirety below.
Hill is a member of the Beaver Clan of the Tuscarora Nation, residing on the Grand River Territory of the Six Nations, in Ohsweken, ON. Hill taught in American Studies at SUNY Buffalo and Indigenous Studies at McMaster University. He also served as Deputy Director for Public Programs at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. He has been featured in several documentaries on the role of the Haudenosaunee in the War of 1812, and has curated dozens of exhibitions on art, culture and history. Currently, he is developing interpretive exhibitions for the renovated Mohawk Institute residential school in Brantford, ON.
Medaille College faculty and staff traveled to Washington, D.C. during the last week of November to attend the 2018 Annual Conference of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
On December 1, Pathways Program students and staff, along with Medaille trustee Dr. Howard K. Hitzel, spent a day of community service at Compass House, an organization that provides safe shelter and services to homeless and runaway youth and teens in Buffalo.
Medaille Professor Invited to Serve as Editorial Board Member for Acta Scientific Medical Sciences JournalKeith Klostermann, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, an assistant professor in Medaille’s master’s in marriage and family therapy program, has been invited to serve as an editorial board member for Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS) journal.
Program of the Month Q&A: M.S.Ed. in Literacy Alum and Adjunct Faculty Member Catie Beth Sulski ’08, ’10M.S.Ed. in literacy alum and adjunct faculty member Catie Beth Sulski ’08, ’10 talks about her experience in the program, both as a student and now as an instructor.
WKBW-TV Sports Anchor and Multimedia Journalist Jenna Callari visited Medaille's Buffalo campus on November 15 to speak to students in Lisa Marsherall’s COM 130 broadcasting class.
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