Students to share their experiences living with Ojibwe communities

September 28, 2012

On Oct. 8, Penn State students will talk about their experiences living among Ojibwe communities in northern Minnesota. The one-hour presentation, titled "Student Perspectives on Anishinaabeg Ways of Knowing," will be held at noon in Foster Auditorium, first floor, Paterno Library on the University Park campus. Danna Jayne Seballos, assistant director of the World in Conversation Project, and Bruce Martin of the University of Michigan will present with the students.

"Penn State students have been traveling to the Ojibwe reservations located in northern Minnesota for more than seven years," Seballos said. "This award-winning course brings students into a community to experience life with their host families. They participate in traditional ceremonies with medicine men and learn history from local Native professors."

The presentation is part of an ongoing series highlighting the importance of indigenous knowledge and is sponsored by the Interinstitutional Consortium on Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) and the Penn State Social Sciences Library. It is free and open to the public. For more information on ICIK, go to online.

Individuals who need accommodations or who have questions about the physical access provided may contact Helen Sheehy, 814-863-1347 or, in advance of your participation.


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