FDU Hosts A Special Two Night Event in Honor of Indigenous American Heritage Month

HACKENSACK, N.J. (October 25, 2011)—Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus will host a two-night event, featuring presentations and discussions to honor Indigenous American Heritage Month on Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6-8 p.m. in Edward Williams Hall. 

Wednesday’s presentation will include a film and a discussion on, “Indigenous America—Sacred Water and Human Responsibility.” Chief Ronald Yonaguska Holloway, principal blood chief of the New Jersey Sand Hill Band of Lenape and Cherokee Indians, will moderate the presentation.

The night also features a presentation by Debra White Plume, a Lakota Sioux Director, Founder and Grandmother of the Owe Aku International Justice project, an Oglala Lakota Sioux organization in South Dakota. The night ends with a discussion from guest indigenous American chiefs on the “State of Native Americans Today.”

Thursday night’s event will once again include Holloway as the moderator. The guest panelists include Darius TwoBear Ross, the principal chief of the Anti-Tsalagi Onaselagi, and Anthony Jay Van Dunk, the chief of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation.

Holloway was appointed by Tribal Council and followed his father, MedicineCrow, who was the Principal Chief before him. Holloway has addressed the General Assembly of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations representing his tribe. He is a member of the NGO Committee on Indigenous Peoples in relationship with the United Nations. Holloway also has a doctorate of divinity.

Both nights are free and open to the public. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion both nights. For additional information, call FDU’s Office of Global Learning at (973) 443-8876. FDU’s Metropolitan Campus is located at 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, N.J.

For Immediate Release

FDU Office of Public Relations

   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
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Dina Schipper,
Director of Public Relations
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Helen Grill,
Senior General Clerk
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FDU Office of Public Relations

   (College at Florham Office)
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Scott Giglio,
Assistant Director of Public Relations
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Daniel Landau,
Public Relations Assistant
973-443-8661
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