Justice and Our Indigenous Peoples
A Presentation by the
Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Kalamazoo Public Library – Main Branch
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Native American activists and historians, Bill Church and Jason Wesaw will speak on the rich history and culture of the Native People of Michigan.
Bill Church is Ottawa and Chippewa, and descended from the major chiefs of the Three Fires Confederacy. He graduated from W.M.U. majoring in history and physical education, and then was a public school teacher for ten years. He was the former head of the Commission on Indian Affairs for the State of Michigan. He assisted most tribes in getting their tribal recognition.
Jason Wesaw is Potawatomi, of the Turtle Clan, and enrolled with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. He works to protect the sacred places of his people and educate about their rich history and culture. Over the last 20 years he has served his home community, focusing efforts on learning and promoting the language, culture, and traditional ways of the Potawatomi. He shows artwork nationally, gives exhibitions, and teaches art.
For further information, call David Knapp at 269-775-1387.