September Brown Bag/Local Lore: “No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media. Presented by Ernest M. Whiteman III”

On Thursday, September 7 at noon, the Ellwood House Museum will host Road Scholar Ernest M. Whiteman III for his free presentation: “No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media.”

Ernest M. Whiteman III is a Northern Arapaho filmmaker, artist, writer, and media educator. Ernest is the Co-director of First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. a non-profit film festival supporting Native American directors. He teaches an upper-level communications course, “Native Americans in Media” at the University of Wisconsin Parkside.

Loosely structured as a three-part magic act, Ernest will discuss the many representations of Native Americans in media, how far back these depictions go, and how these representations inform audiences’ perceptions of Native peoples and issues.

“No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media” is part of “Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore,” a free lecture series offered in collaboration by the Ellwood House Museum and DeKalb County History Center. Registration is available for in-person or online attendance; visit to register.

This program is funded in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund, and made possible by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar program.

Ellwood House Museum is located at 420 Linden Place in DeKalb. Parking is available on-site.


Sep 07 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Ellwood House Museum
Dekalb, IL