Film promotes cross-cultural acceptance of special needs and disabilities -- Nov. 6th @ 7pm


Contributed by Brooke Hansen

The film Bury My Heart With Tonawanda features a story of the Seneca Nation taking in a young man with Down Syndrome when he was rejected by his own society.

Michael Bastine (Algonquin), author of Iroquois Supernatural will introduce the film at 7pm on Wed. Nov. 6th in Textor 103.

This is the kick off event for Native American Month. Please join us for the other events listed below!

Adrian Esposito, film producer for Bury My Heart With Tonawanda: "This story is close to my heart.  I am an advocate for people with disabilities.  In producing this film, I want to make sure that people with disabilities have meaningful roles in the film.  I want to make sure that an actor with Down syndrome plays the lead role as written in the script." Read more at


More Events!

Nov. 12 (Tues) Klingenstein Lounge at 7pm                                                  Native Identity Panel and the Role of Allies (Two Row Wampum Campaign Insights) with Hollie Kulago (Diné) and Ettie Anderson (Diné)

Nov. 15 (Fri.) Emerson Suites at 6pm                                                                    Native Identities in Hip Hop with performances by Bboy Remind, Artson and Pandora

Nov. 19 (Tues.) Klingenstein Lounge 7pm                                                       Crooked Arrows: Lacrosse in Native America with Alf Jacques and presentation of the film Crooked Arrows

All are welcome to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Brooke Hansen, Chair, Anthropology Department. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible. or 607-274-1735.