The Native American Student Organization, School of Education, and Campus Life Office are proud to welcome Dr. Daniel Wildcat to Buffalo State on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm in the Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall.
Daniel R. Wildcat is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma. He is director of the non-profit Native American research center, Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center, and professor of Indigenous and American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.
Daniel Wildcat frequently speaks to community groups and organizations on the issue of cultural diversity. In 1992 he was honored with the Heart Peace Award by the Kansas City organization The Future Is Now for hisefforts to promote world peace and cultural diversity. In 1994 he helped to create the HERS Center to facilitate: 1) technology transfer to tribal governments and Native communities, 2) transfer of accurate environmental information to tribes, and 3) research opportunities to tribal college faculty and students throughout the United States. In 1996 Wildcat helped organize the celebration of Earth Day's 25th anniversary and moderated a nationally broadcast dialogue between traditional American Indian elders, scientists, and engineers about the way we must live to ensure a healthy planet for our children. He helped design All Things Are Connected: The Circle of Life (1997), a four-part video series dealing with land, air, water and biological issues. Recently, Wildcat has focused on forming the American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group, a tribal college-centered network of individuals and organizations. He helped organize the 2008 Planning for Seven Generations climate change conference sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He co-chaired with Winona La Duke the 2009 national Native Peoples-Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop and co-chaired with Tom Goldtooth the 2012 Rights of Mother Earth Symposium of the Indigenous Environmental Network. Dr. Wildcat is the author and editor of several books including: Power and Place: Indian Education In America, with Vine Deloria, Jr.; Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria’s Legacy on Intellectual America, with Steve Pavlik; and Red Alert: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge, which suggests current global climate change issues will require the exercise of indigenous ingenuity - indigenuity - and wisdom if humankind is reduce the ecological damage well underway.
This event is free and open to the public.