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CHICAGO The American Indian Speakers Bureau, AISB, will be hosting another event this Friday at the Kateri Center featuring Cecelia LaPointe. She is an Anishinaabekwe of mixed heritage who is a part of Kchiwiikwedong, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Ms. LaPointe will be performing a poetry reading, facilitating a discussion and workshop attendees will participate in an interactive writing-poetry session on Native youth identity, empowerment, healing and justice.
Cecelia LaPointe Keweenaw Bay Indian
Cecelia is a published author, poet and writer. She has appeared in numerous online journals, magazines and anthologies such as "Honouring Indigenous Women: Hearts of Nations," "Red Ink Magazine" and "Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now." She has also written a children's book entitled "Ajijaak." Her respect for nature and Native pride are reflected throughout poetry and prose.
Chicago's American Indian Speakers Bureau is sponsored by the Chicago Public Schools Title VII American Indian Education program. For the past few years, they have been bringing in American Indian professionals from around the country to speak to the Chicago American Indian community about their expertise. These lectures vary in style, theme, length, and performance. After each presentation, there are allotted times for a question and answer session with the presenters.
Admission is FREE of charge and open to the public. Families are encouraged to come out and participate.
Inactive Poetry Session with Cecelia LaPointe
Friday, January 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
White Cedar Room Library
Kateri Center of Chicago
3938 N Leavitt Street
Chicago, Illinois 60618
updated 4:30 pm est; posted January 23, 2013 8:20 am est