Documentary Film and Discussion: Unseen Tears
- When: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Where: First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
The documentary film is an eye-opening account of the “Indian schools” that not very long ago tore Native American children in New York away from their families and communities for their formative years. Dean Lori Quigley of Russell Sage College, a Seneca whose mother was forced to attend such a school, accessed the records at the State Archives to produce this short but very compelling film. Dean Quigley will lead a discussion after the screening. This attempt at forced assimilation by our government is a good example of a violation of the Two Row Wampum treaty under which European settlers promised to live in peaceful co-existence with Native people. Information about the upcoming Two Row Wampum commemorative paddle down the Hudson and opportunities to support the event will also be provided.