Vibrant, Resilient, Still Here: Contemporary Native Americans in Illinois

A Road Scholar Program by Pamala Silas

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Oct 20, 2022


Chillicothe Public Library District
430 N Bradley Ave
Chillicothe, IL 61523


Open to the public

Join Pamela Silas for a deep dive webinar into the contemporary realities facing Native Americans today. This program will invite participants to engage in a safe space and learn about how Native tribes have adapted, and as well as answer questions about issues that affect Native cultures today.

Issues covered:

  • How the public learns about and sees Native Americans and some of the misconceptions
  • Demographic data
  • Topical issues that the community has prioritized
  • Common values
  • Opportunities to engage
  • Resources to learn more
  • Engaged storytelling, song (for younger audiences)

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Catherine Barnett at


Current requirements (likely to change by Oct. 2022): Masks must be worn indoors by everyone (including presenters) over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status. For in-person programming, we will do our best to maintain distancing between attendees and may limit attendee numbers for this reason.

Pamala Silas is a member of Menominee Indian Tribe and an Oneida descendant. Learn more about Pamala Silas, this program, and how to book it.

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Chillicothe Public Library