Booth to hold event on Native American culture Monday

Staff Report

On Monday, Booth Library will sponsor a virtual event which aims to educate students and community members about Native American culture.

“A Peek Into the American Indian Way of Life Through Their History and Oral Traditions” presented by Kim McIver Sigafus will discuss Native encampment life.

Sigafus is an award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker. She will give the presentation dressed in her Native regalia and will present through Native oral traditions, language and history. She will also drum and sing an Ojibwa lullaby.

Sigafus’ writing covers many genres, including Native American fiction and non-fiction, and she presents programs across the Midwest. Though she is originally from the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, her family now lives in Freeport, IL.

This program, which is associated with The Big Read, will be livestreamed by the Doudna Fine Arts Center on their YouTube channel. The livestream will be free and open to the public.

 

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