Join us to honor the ancestry and traditions of Native Americans with a lineup of great events and speakers!
Saturday, November 4 • 7 p.m.
Come on a student field trip to the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center for a play reading of “Big City Harmony,” a Native American-themed production that tells the story of a young Anishinaabe girl who moves from the reservation to the city with her family.
If interested, please register to attend(link is external) by November 3 at 4 p.m. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early!
Wednesday, November 8 • 12 p.m.
Listen in as Jason Dropik, head of the Indian Community School in Franklin, WI, discusses how the school utilizes education and school experiences to strengthen students’ Native identity.
Join via Zoom(link is external) or watch with staff and students in one of these locations:
Monday, November 13-Wednesday, November 15 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Racine Campus - Student Life Center
Enjoy traditional Native American food prepared by Gateway’s Culinary Arts students. Cost is $6-$10.
Thursday, November 16 • 11 a.m.
Heather Bruegl, a public historian, activist and decolonial education consultant, will speak about how, in the 1800s, the government’s policy was to assimilate Native Americans into mainstream society, including taking children from their homes and sending them to boarding schools. "Save the man, kill the Indian” was the motto that these schools used as they stripped Native children of their language, culture and identity. Learn how the schools operated and how Native Americans worked to overcome the abuse.
Join via Zoom(link is external) or attend a viewing party (with snacks!) in one of the following locations:
by Andrea Nunez