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CHICAGO - In honor of Native Heritage Month, the American Indian Center of Chicago and the Illinois Department of Human Rights are co-sponsoring a panel called "Perceptions of Native Americans Today: A Panel Discussion and Cultural Exchange" on Tuesday, November 15 from 12 Noon - 1:30 pm.
Panelists will examine and discuss how inaccurate portrayals and negative perceptions of American Indian communities impact equal opportunity in housing, employment and education.
Ken Scott, Choctaw, Executive Director, American Indian Health Services
Rita Hodge, Diné, Executive Director, Native American Support Program at University of Illinois at Chicago
Lori Faber, Oneida, Research Associate, Northwestern University and American Indian Center of Chicago
Joe Podiasek, Ojibwe, Executive Director, American Indian Center of Chicago
A traditional American Indian hand drum song will begin the event. Traditional American Indian artwork from the Trickster Art Gallery, owned and operated by the American Indian Center of Chicago, will be featured.
The event is open to the general public and free. For more information, contact Abdi Maya at 312-814-6278.
WHAT: "Perceptions of Native Americans Today: A Panel Discussion and Cultural Exchange"
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 12 Noon - 1:30 pm cst
WHERE: Michael A. Belandic Building
160 North LaSalle - 5th Floor
updated 5:20 pm est; posted November 14, 2011 8:00 am est
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