The final program in the 36th annual Sampler Lecture Series will occur at 3 p.m. Monday, April 25. “Vibrant, Resilient, Still Here: Contemporary Native Americans in Illinois” will be presented by Pamala Silas, a member of Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin and a descendant of the Oneida Tribe, works for Northwestern University as the associate director for the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research. Silas will touch on history of Native Americans in northern Illinois, as well as their role today. Explore how the public learns about and views Native Americans today, as well as discuss demographic data, topical community issues and values, and engage through recommended readings and resources. Made possible by a grant from Illinois Humanities.
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