Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Margaret Noori Discusses Native Americans of Michigan - The Three Fires Confederacy

Wednesday January 6, 2010: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

A strong sense of social and environmental identity, and the ability to resist and accommodate change, has influenced Michigan Native Americans over the last two centuries. Some efforts by American and Canadian governments to completely reform the native economies, religion, education and government have succeeded and some have failed. What has been the case in our own state? Learn about the past and present history of the confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi nations with University of Michigan's Margaret Noori. She is Director of the Comprehensive Studies Program and teaches the Anishinaabe Language and American Indian Literature at the University of Michigan. This event will be held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010, which, this year focuses on the subject of Michigan.