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EnCompassing Culture: Reclaiming Indigenous Space through StoryMap

Virtual via Zoom

"Invisible." That's how many Native people describe their presence in mainstream communities. This presentation explores a unique learning approach to raising the visibility of Native people by using place in knowledge-keeping.

Professor Patty Loew (Ojibwe) will share how she and her students created a virtual tour of Indigenous people, places, and historical events on the Northwestern University campus, a StoryMap. This is a project that combines research, teaching, and outreach in a way that connects the past to present and reminds visitors that this was and remains Indigenous land.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Presented virtually via Zoom
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This program is supported by the following collaborators: Racine Dominicans, Dominican Center for Justice Resources, Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) and Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH).

Funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wisconsin Humanities strengthens the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual imagination.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Patty Loew, PhD, is Co-Director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University and a professor in the Medill School of Journalism. A citizen of Mashkiiziibi (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe), Loew is a former broadcast journalist in public and commercial television and the author of four books. She works extensively with Native youth, teaching digital storytelling as a way to grow the next generation of Native storytellers and land stewards.


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