“HOW AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES WERE POLITICALLY RECREATED IN THE 20TH CENTURY”
“HOW AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES CAME TO BE”
Presented by Son-Non-Quet Gould
Okema (Chief) of the Swan Creek Black River Confederated Ojibwa Tribes of Michigan
At this presentation Mr. Gould will examine the tribal policies of the 19th and 20th Centuries, and their ramifications for American Indians. He will be giving special attention to the Wheeler-Howard Act or the Indian Re-Organization Act of 1934.
Okema Son-Non-Quet (Gerald) Gould has taught American Indian Studies at Central Michigan University, Saginaw Valley State University and Lansing Community College (HUMS 225, Great Lakes Native American History and Traditions) and been a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Mott College, the National Council of Social Studies, the Michigan Council of Social Studies, the State of Michigan and a Cub Scout Pack in Grand Ledge, Michigan. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University, former Fellow at Michigan State University in Native American Studies and Visiting Fellow at Harvard University on Michigan Indian Tribal Governments and Constitutions.
Mr. Gould is of Anishnaabeg (Ojibwa) ancestry, and is currently Okema (Chief) of the Swan Creek Black River Confederated Ojibwa Tribes of Michigan, a State Historic Tribe (de Lac Ste. Claire, Anchor Bay and Lac Nipissing Tribes of Michigan). He is also the Great-Great Grand Son of Okema Pay-me-quo-ung, (1813-1888), Tribal Chief of the Swan Creek Black River Ojibwa Tribe (Signatory to the Treaties of 1855 and 1864).
In his role as Okema, Mr. Gould has testified before the United States Senate Select Committee on American Indian Affairs and the U.S. House Resources Committee on American Indian Affairs. Mr. Gould is currently a thirty-two year senior staff member with the State of Michigan.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 4:30 PM,
ROOM 205 B, A&S Building, LCC
(next to the Kennedy Cafeteria)
Presented by the CIIE, Center for International and Intercultural Education Office,
Dr. Stephen Appiah-Padi, Director
For more information, call the CIIE at 517-483-9963 or 483-1006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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