Four lectures by Dr. Kerry Trask, retired UW-Manitowoc History professor and co-instructor for this course. Readings associated with each lecture will be available upon registration.
Dates/Time: Thursdays evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Week 1 – The Importance of Place (Th. 9/6)
Week 2 - The Genius and Spirit of the Native Birchbark Canoe (Th. 9/13)
Week 3 – The Great Migration of the Peoples of the Lakes (Th. 9/20)
Week 5 – The Huddled Masses Come to Wisconsin (Th. 10/4)
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 26, 6:00-8:30 pm
Date/Times: Thursday, September 27, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 16, 6:00-8:30 pm
NOTE: Those who wish to attend only the movie portion of this program can do so for free.
Dates: Wednesday through Friday, October 24-26.
Information available at http://www.changingwinds.org/BittersweetWinds/
Presenter: Richard Plass, a Menominee/Stockbridge-Munsee from Northern Wisconsin, has led an effort to educate the public about mascots and logos, collecting a vast number of posters, shirts and other material depicting Native Americans in erroneous ways. Plass is a published poet, actor, educator, activist and musician.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 25 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Presenter 1: Denise Sweet (Ojibwa), former poet laureate for the State of Wisconsin and emeritus faculty from UW-Green Bay will present a reading and discussion.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Presenter 2: Roberta Hill (Oneida) published poet and professor at UW-Madison will present a reading of poetry and short fiction. Readings associated with each event will be available upon registration.
Date/Time: Thursday, November 1, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Read the novel by Alexie Sherman, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and join the course for a discussion where we will explore the sense of identity.
Presenter: Laura Apfelbeck, English Lecturer at UW-Manitowoc, co-instructor for the course
Dates/Time: Thursdays, Nov. 8 and 15, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Friday, October 5, 2012, UW-Manitowoc University Theatre, 7 – 8:30 pm
An Indian... One Block East of Broadway is an evening of humor, music, videos and education from a Native American man's perspective and stories relating to personal experiences.
This show addresses the advancement of two cultures, Native American and Non-Native American as it relates to education, politics, culture, history and entertainment. We hope that you enjoy the show!
About Richie PlassA drummer for over 30 years with various bands, including the Wolf River Band and the Flying Feather Band, Richie Plass is also an actor (and sometimes comedian!) with a long background in business and manufacturing as well as tribal politics and economic development. But his lectures and sessions on "Trails of the Menominee: A Discussion of Native American Diversity" are where his heart really lies.
Plass lectures on education, culture, traditions, professional environment and social impact. His sessions deal with issues such as Menominee and general Native American history, past and present Native American issues such as logos and mascots, Native American lore and performing arts, as well as dealing with and living in a world of different cultures.His multi-faceted background includes an Associate Degree in Architecture, Director of Tribal Economic Development on the Menominee Reservation, diversity training, and sports editor for his school paper. Plass is also a published poet and host of “Kalihyo’se,” a WPR radio show airing Thursday evenings from 10 p.m. to midnight on 89.3 FM.