The Bay College Diversity Committee is proud to host Hannahville Potawatomi Elder Earl Meshigaud Sr. Meshigaud will speak on the Boarding School Era, focusing on the events that occurred and how they affect Native American People still today. The presentation will speak to the importance that Native American People recognize what is missing in their culture, and that the Traditional Way of Life can be reintroduced. Meshigaud will talk about Ceremonial items and their purpose, then be joined by another presenter who will sing traditional songs and talk about the purpose of drumming, singing, learning and speaking traditional language.
The presentation will be held at both Bay College campuses on Thursday, November 19th
, with Meshigaud speaking at 12:00 p.m. CST in Fornetti Hall at Bay West in Iron Mountain, and 7:00 p.m. EST in the Besse Theater at Bay College in Escanaba. Both presentations are free of charge and open to the public.
This presentation is part of the Diversity Committee Speaker Series, and more information can be found at http://www.baycollege.edu/Around-Campus/Arts-Culture/Speaker-Series/Diversity-Series.aspx