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The University at Buffalo’s ninth annual American Studies Department Storytellers Conference will get under way at 9 a.m. April 13 in 120 Clemens Hall on the North Campus in Amherst.

The conference, “Decolonization Through Tradition,” will focus on the activist movement provoked by violations of 400-year-old Two Row Wampum Belt Treaty signed by governments in the United States and Canada.

A preconference potluck dinner and Haudenosaunee social will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. April 12 in the Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties headquarters at 1005 Grant St.

The Storytellers Conference is sponsored by the American Studies Graduate Student Association and the Department of Transnational Studies at UB.