Instructor, students' visit to Ojibwe reservations focus of talk

September 08, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- The ICIK Seminar Series continues with "Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing among the Anishinaabeg," from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, in Foster Auditorium on the first floor of Paterno Library.

In the presentation, Bruce D. Martin and Penn State students will share there experiences during three weeks at the largest Ojibwe reservations in North America -- the Minnesota Ojibwe of Red Lake, Leech Lake and White Earth Nations -- where they lived among the "first or original-peoples" -- the Anishinaabeg tribal educators, political leaders, elders, spiritual leaders, environmentalists and artists.

Martin, an instructor in the College of Education, grew up along the northern edge of the Red Lake Nation, Lake of the Woods, Northwest Angle, Minnesota. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He recently spent a year among the Ojibwe and has developed and led cultural engagement programs among the Ojibwe in Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario, and Manitoba.

The student visit to the reservations was part of Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing among the Anishinaabeg (CI ED 497A and AG497A), a course offered by the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) and sponsored by the College of Education, the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Penn State Outreach.

The University Libraries is a cosponsor of the seminar series, which is open to the public. It will also be available for live viewing through MediaSite Live at online.

For more information, contact Helen Sheehy at or 814-863-1347. For more about the ICIK, visit online.

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