FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab
Member of Crow tribe details life on the reservation, prejudice
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Roger OtherMedicine of the Crow tribe in Crow Agency, Mont., who has lived most of his life on a reservation, will speak to Slippery Rock University students and the University community at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in McKay Education Building Auditorium.ced as a Native American and as a member of the U.S. Army.
His address will include ways of better relating to Native Americans. He will share the prejudice he has experienced.
OtherMedicine is visiting campus as a guest of Geraldine C. Jenny, assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood, who spent part of her summer living on the Crow reservation while working with the Forward Edge humanitarian group. Their service-learning opportunities included light construction and nursing home visits. She also participated in an annual Crow pow wow that attracted several thousand Native Americans from various tribes.
His 5-year-old daughter, Barbie, will accompany OtherMedicine.
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