“Native Americans of the Great Lakes Region: Past and Present”: U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Thursday Morning Lecture Series.
Every Thurs., Apr. 14–May 19. Series of 6 weekly talks (via Zoom) by scholars of Native American history & culture, as well as tribal members. Apr. 14: Ohio State University comparative studies professor John N. Low on “The Indigenous Midwest Prior to European Contact.” Apr. 21: MSU American Indian and indigenous studies professor Susan Sleeper-Smith on “From Encounter to Removal: Indigenous Persistence Strategies in the Western Great Lakes.” Apr. 28: University of Wisconsin American Indian studies professor Margaret Noodin on “Lessons of the Land in Indigenous Languages of the Great Lakes.” May 5: U-M social work professor Sandra Momper on “Historical and Contemporary Issues of American Indians Residing in the Michigan Great Lakes Region: Challenges and Strengths.” May 12: U-M diversity and social transformation professor Stephanie A. Fryberg on “Omission as the Modern Form of Bias Against Indigenous People.” May 19: United Tribes of Michigan executive director Frank Ettawageshik on “Native Americans and the Environment.” 10–11:30 a.m., for URL preregister at olli-umich.org. $60 (members, $35) for the 6-lecture series. $10 per lecture for members. Memberships are $25 a year. 998–9351.