Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Thursday

October 10, 7 pm

Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

This program will begin with an Al Jazeera report addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, a group that experiences some of the highest rates of violence in this country. Amy Michael, a biological anthropologist in the UNH Dept of Anthropology, will then share her experiences and insight as a forensic lab director near an Indian reservation in Idaho. Denise Pouliot, Sag8moskwa (Female Head Speaker) of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People and a traditional Abenaki artist, will describe artists’ responses to this crisis.

What if there had been no one here when the Europeans arrived?

Monday, October 14

7:00 pm

Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

In this counter-factual inquiry, Frank McCann, UNH Emeritus Professor of History, will challenge us to consider what Europeans would have faced if there were no Indigenous People when they arrived in the lands that are now known as the Americas.  Colonists benefited from Indigenous transportation networks, crop development, and governance models and even adopted vocabulary from the Native languages. Join Prof. McCann in imagining life without the considerable contributions of the Indigenous People of the Americas.

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Author Talk: Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy

Wednesday

October 16, 6 pm

Durham Public Library

The Crazy Horse family members Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and author William Matson will be discussing their book – “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy.” The Crazy Horse family's oral history had not been told outside the family for over a century. Now it is being shared by Clown, War Eagle, and Red Thunder who are the son and grandsons of Edward Clown, Crazy Horse’s nephew and the keeper of the sacred bundle and pipe for the family.