First Nations Studies hosts Nov. 30 'Heritage Month' talk

A panel discussion featuring faculty members from First Nations Studies, Social Work and History will take place Tuesday (Nov. 30) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. The session is free and open to the public.

The primary topic will be the content and significance of the recent proclamation by President Obama that the Friday following Thanksgiving is designated “National Native Heritage Day” and that November is native heritage month. Educator and activist Richie Plass (Menominee/Stockbridge Munsee) will moderate the discussion. Panel Members are Forrest Brooks (First Nations Studies), Lisa Poupart (First Nations Studies), Jolanda Sallmann (Social Work), Judy Martin (Social Work), and David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History).

Also on display will be the “Bittersweet Winds” exhibit assembled by Plass to illustrate both stereotypical and traditional depictions of native people in art and culture.

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