The White Man’s “Indian” in Movies, Sports, and Popular Culture at BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – On March 22, Native American activist, journalist, and poet Suzan Harjo will offer a guest presentation on The White Man’s “Indian” in Movies, Sports, and Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University Firelands College.

Harjo is a founding Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian and has been a guest curator for many exhibits including the 1992 “Visions from Native America,” the first Native art exhibit ever shown in the U.S. Senate and House Rotundas.

A member of the Native American Policy Committee of the Barack Obama campaign and an Advisor to the Transition, Harjo was also a Carter Administration Special Assistant for Indian Legislation and Liaison.

Harjo is president of The Morning Star Institute, a national Native rights organization founded in 1984 and based in Washington, and also served as executive director of the National Congress of American Indians from 1984-1989.

Throughout four decades, she has led successful national campaigns for laws to promote and protect Native nations, sovereignty, children, arts, cultures, languages, and repatriation and has recovered more than one million acres of Native American land.

Harjo’s presentation will be on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Cedar Point Center at the BGSU Firelands campus in Huron.

The event is free and open to the public and is presented through the BGSU Firelands Community Enrichment Series which is funded by private donors.

For more information contact BGSU Firelands at 419.433.5560 or visit the website at www.firelands.bgsu.edu