Anishinaabe History and Worldviews

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Course Title:  Anishinaabe History and Worldviews


Dates:  4 Wednesdays starting January 11, 2017

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location:  Iron County Courthouse-County Board Room -Hurley

Course Fee-$30  or $25 before Dec. 29


Objectives: Students will learn about the history and culture of the Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) people. Students will listen to stories covering topics of pre-written history. We will cover the treaty era and what it means for the people today.

Course structure:  The course will be given in 4 sessions, each 120 minutes (2 hours) long.

Early history of the Ojibwe (stories passed down since creation), migration to the Great Lakes, arrival of European people, Treaty Era, federal Indian policy, “walleye wars” and the state/federal recognition of treaty rights, ceded territory, and Ojibwe people today.

Requirements: No prerequisites, just have an open mind and be ready and willing to learn.

Instructor: Boozhoo (hello) my name is Sandy Gokee, or Wenipashtaabe in Ojibwe. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies from Northland College in 2013. I was raised in a traditional home on the Red Cliff Reservation in Northern Wisconsin.