2015 Academic Conference The Removal: Loss of Homelands and Consequences

Location: John Jay Center for Learning, Room 106 101 South Meridian Street, Portland, Indiana

National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture (NCGLNAC)
In the NCGLNAC 10th annual Academic Conference, four outstanding educators and tribal representatives have been invited to present the heart-breaking story of the removal of tribes from their homelands to west of the Mississippi. Each hour-long presentation is in Room 106.
Registration before April 10 is $35, $25 for students with photo identification. Late registrations are $40. Lunch is included, however, lunch cannot be guaranteed for walk-in registrants on the day of the Conference. Contact: Chair Pat Ruhlander at pruhlander@hotmail.com or 765-714-5279 for moreinformation. Contact Kay Neumayr at 765-426-3022 or kay.neumayr@ncglnac.com for registration information.
Please park in the paved lot behind the Post Office, next to the John Jay Center. Street parking on Meridian and Main Streets has 2 hour limits, even on Saturdays.
Conference Schedule
8:50 am – Welcome Remarks
9 am - Dr. Vernard Foley - Indiana, Lakota Descent, Purdue University Pipes, Boats and Sails: Coming to America?
10:15 am – Michael J. Pace - Indiana, Citizen, Delaware Tribe, Connor Prairie Interactive History Park Delaware Removal 1821
11:15 to 12:30 – LUNCH ON SITE
12:30 pm – Dr. George Godfrey - Illinois, Citizen Potawatomi, Retired, USDA, Haskell Indian Nations University Potawatomi Removals: Reasons, Trails, Uncertainties and Recovery
1:45 p.m. – John Dunnagan - Indiana, Vice-Chief, Miami Nation of Indiana of the State of Indiana The Miami Story