Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month during 2015 International Education Week

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, thereafter commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month.

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, thereafter commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month.

By Elio Leturia—TO CELEBRATE THE 2015 International Education Week, and the National American Indian Heritage Month, the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology invite you to a presentation and performance that are both educational and engaging.

Dr. Dorene Wiese

Dr. Dorene Wiese*

The early history of Chicago is richly intertwined with that of its Native American population. The name “Chicago” itself is derived from a Native American word.

Dr. Dorene P. Wiese, Chief Executive Officer of the American Indian Association of Illinois and a renowned expert on Native American culture will provide a lecture with an overview of traditional American Indian knowledge transmission and the status of American Indian education in the past and today.

Also, The Black Hawk Performance Company will showcase a performance that seeks to honor the many tribes who have made Illinois their home for centuries. Black Hawk is one of the most famous American Indian leaders among the Great Lakes tribes.

WHAT “NATIVE AMERICAN PERCEPTIONS AND REALITIES IN THE U.S.” Lecture Presentation and Black Hawk Performance Company Dance Show

WHEN Sunday, November 15, 3-5 p.m.

WHERE The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654 (Once guests enter the lobby of the building, they will be directed upstairs to the 4th floor.) 


WHAT ELSE? Chicago-style pizza, salads and soft drinks!

COST FREE for current visiting Fulbright Students, Scholars, and Teachers. Please RSVP here. The cost is $15 for alumni, each adult family member, and/or guest(s). You may pay in person with cash, credit card, or online using PayPal (+$1 processing fee) after you submit this form.

Please R.S.V.P using the online form by Thursday November 12, 2015.

* Photo by Romy Modin

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