APSAC Administrative & Professional Staff Advisory Committee


NAECC Dinner and a Movie Night featuring “Lake of Betrayal: Story of Kinzua Dam”

Tuesday, April 10 6:00 PM-8:00 PM NAECC


Join us for a movie and dinner at the NAECC. After the film, Purdue students will lead discussion on their experience participating in the NAECC Tribal Immersion Program spring break trip visiting the Haudenosaunee Nations in New York.

“Kinzua Dam, on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania, was a flash point in history for the Seneca Nation of Indians. Completed in 1065, the dam was originally proposed to help mitigate flooding in Pittsburgh, almost 200 miles downriver, but the 27-mile reservoir that formed behind the Kinzua Dam inundated vast tracks of the Seneca Indians’ ancestral lands, forcing their removal in breach of the United States’ oldest treaty then in effect. Set against a backdrop of a federal Indian termination policy, pork-barrel politics, and undisclosed plans for private hydropower during the post WWII boom, “Lake of Betrayal” reveals an untold story from American history—a one-sided battle pitting an impoverished Native American nation against some of the strongest political, social and commercial forces in the country as they fought to protect their sovereignty.And although the imposed changes resulting from the dam cost the Seneca irreplaceable cultural losses, the Kinzua crisis became a turning point to more aggressively protect and exercise their sovereignty and build a strong Seneca Nation.” – Toward Castle Films. 2017, Documentary, Not Rated. 

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