We would like to invite you to join us for the National Endowment for the Arts sponsored Big Read kickoff event at Lake Superior State University Library. The campus and local community are reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich, a story set on the Ojibwe reservation of North Dakota.
We are honored to have Bryan Newland, Chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community as our keynote speaker for this evening’s event.
Following Chairman Newland’s address, we will watch a short documentary, “This River” which offers an indigenous perspective on the tragic experience of searching for the many missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Joining us for a panel discussion on these issues along with Bryan Newland, will be Chief Judge Jocelyn Fabry of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the Executive Director of the Diane Peppler Center, Betsy Huggett.
Afternoon coffee and delicious treats will be served by LSSU Catering.
Masks and social distancing are required.