This presentation will invite you 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 Sigafus 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. This program is sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council - see details below.
*The Zoom webinar link will be sent to all those who have registered a day or 2 before the event.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
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.
ABOUT THE ILLINOIS HUMANITIES COUNCIL - ROAD SCHOLAR SPEAKERS BUREAU
The event will be co-produced by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, which invites Illinois authors, artists and educators to share their expertise and enthusiasm with people throughout the state, enabling local nonprofit organizations to present free-admission cultural programs to their communities. The current edition of the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, presented in cooperation with the Illinois Bicentennial Commission and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, consists of presentations exploring Illinois history and culture in recognition of the state’s 200th anniversary.