"Our Story" Lecture Series Continues at Bay College on Wednesday, Feb. 27


The second in a three- part lecture series will feature Potawatomi elder, Earl Meshigaud on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6 PM in the Besse Theater. The “Our Story” series, sponsored by Bay College’s Diversity Committee, is free and open to the public. The goal of the series is to increase awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of Potawatomi culture, language, and the Indian boarding school legacy.

Born May 27, 1950, Earl Meshigaud graduated from Bark River-Harris High School in 1968. He worked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 26 years before returning home in 1995. Earl is married and has three children from a former marriage and has 5 grandchildren. Earl and his wife Aiesha became in 1995 house - parents to an alternative style treatment home. After its closing Earl continued serving in many capacities including spiritual counseling work, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Representative as well as through healing and spiritual work (Ceremonies). Indigenous language retention and revitalization are his current passions.

The third and final “Our Story” presentation will take place on March 20, 2019 at 6 PM in the Besse Theater. West Campus will stream the discussion as well at 5 PM CT.

An Elder once told Earl, “Don’t start something that you don’t intend to finish.” With that in mind Earl says he now has a never ending job. For more information about this series, “Our Story,” or more events on Bay College campus, visit the Bay College Events web page.