Patty Loew will present “Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal” 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Loew’s discussion will range from tribal origin stories to contemporary struggles over treaty rights and sovereignty issues.
A professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Life Science Communications, Loew is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe.
Formerly, she was a producer for WHA-TV and co-host of “In Wisconsin,” a weekly news program that aired on Wisconsin Public Television.
Her research focuses on oral tradition – stories, songs, the recorded words of Indian treaty negotiators and interviews – to present a distinct view of the history of wisconsin’s IOndian nations.
Loew is particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights.
She has authored several books, including a social studies text used by 15,000 elementary school children.
Hosted by Winchester Academy and sponsored by Carol Elvery and Bruce Inkman, Loew’s program is free and open to the public.
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