Bay College Presents Indigenous Ways of Knowing


Bay de Noc Community College (Escanaba Campus) is offering an exciting new community education course that will offer insights to and the relationship between plants and the natural world and Anishinaabe beliefs and language. This course will introduce indigenous ways of knowing and an understanding of how language is essential to guiding that knowledge.  Kristy Phillips, Citizen Band Potawatomi and Lumbee descendent, trained biologist and a Potawatomi language instructor, has long been committed to teaching people about the importance of plants through a holistic, indigenous world view. 

The class will meet four times: Tuesday, May 7, May 14, and May 21  from  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Math Science Building, room 123 and on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM with honored elder and teacher Mary Moose. This final class will be from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the HUB.  Mary will be offering teachings on plants.  The course registration fee is $75.00 and this entitles you to attend all four sessions.

For more information about this course, Email Amy Reddinger, Dean of Arts and Sciences or call 906-217-4068.