November Brown Bag Lunch/ Local Lore “A peek into the American Indian Way of Life through their history and oral traditions”
*Please note – this program is a “non-Brown Bag” lunch program. Since this talk is going to be held in the Pick Museum’s gallery space, no food will be allowed during the talk. Refreshments will be available in the hallway afterwards.
Join Illinois Road Scholar Kim Sigafus as she presents her program “A peek into the American Indian Way of Life through their history and oral traditions”
This presentation will invite people into the world of the American Indian to discover what it once was to be Native, and what it means to be Native now. An Ojibwa, Kim will be dressed in her traditional Native regalia, and will present on Native culture through oral traditions, language, and history. She will discuss Native encampment life and will drum and sing an Ojibwa lullaby. A traditional recipe hand out will be available, and there will be a Q&A at the end of the presentation.
Kim Sigafus is an internationally published award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker. Her family is from White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Kim’s Ojibwa name, Bekaadiziikwe, means “Quiet Woman.” In her Native regalia, Kim has presented Native American programs at venues across the Midwest. The genres she writes include romance, children’s picture books and plays, as well as Native American fiction and non-fiction. When she’s not working, she makes dream catchers and Talking Feathers, and drums and sings.
This program is part of the Brown Bag/Local Lore program held on the first Thursday of the month. It is co-sponsored by the DeKalb County History Center and Ellwood House. The November program is also in partnership with NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology. Funding for the program is through the Illinois Humanities and Road Scholar Program. Coffee and cookies will be provided. There is no charge for the event, but donations are appreciated.