St. BONAVENTURE, NY -- President Todd Gates of the Seneca Nation of Indians will be the guest for a conversation on “The Dakota Access Pipeline: A Conversation with Our Neighbors in the Seneca Nation” in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Loft  Monday at 7 p.m.

The event will be the fourth conversation in this academic year’s Residence Life Civil Dialogue Series.

Gates will join moderator Hannah Gordon, a graduate student in St. Bonaventure’s integrated marketing communications program, to discuss the pipeline and its effect on not only the Native American communities surrounding it but on those across the country, including the Seneca Nation.

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 “It’s clear that the campus community has lost the once-strong connection it had with the Seneca Nation of Indians,” Gordon said. “Hopefully this will be the first step in rekindling that relationship, and learning how we -- as a Franciscan community -- can better understand their concerns and be better neighbors to them.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring questions for the question-and-answer period.