Indigenous and American Studies Storyteller's Conference

An event in Buffalo, New York will focus on "Challenging Settler Colonialism," and feature Native America presenters.

The University at Buffalo Graduate Students Association in American Studies will present "Challenging Settler Colonialism," March 23-24 as the 8th Annual Indigenous and American Storyteller's Conference.

"On any continent or in any region in which they appear, colonizing settlers are not just migrants," reads a news release about the event. "Dutch, Roman, Israeli, Spanish, English, Chinese—whatever their origins, they are invaders who come to stay and carry with them a sense of supreme or ultimate power. After overcoming indigenous populations, they establish political orders and, in general, make use of native labor before trying to make try those natives vanish."

Featured speakers include Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Navajo, of the University of New Mexico, and Susan M. Hill, Mohawk, of Wilfred Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.

The event begins March 23 at 6 p.m. with a Haudenosaunee Social in the Campbell Student Union, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., in Buffalo, New York and continues March 24 at 9 a.m. with a series of panel discussions in Clemens Hall on the UB North Campus.

For more information about the event and a full list of activities, visit