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Speaker to discuss current status of American Indians in Minn. tonight to MLC

November 5, 2012
The Journal

NEW ULM - An author and Loyola University of New Orleans research associate will talk about the current situation of American Indians in Minnesota at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5 in the Martin Luther College Auditorium.

Greg Gagnon will present "From Despair to Self-Determination: The Dakota Sioux from 1862 to the 21st Century.

"After all the wonderful presentations this past summer about the U.S. - Dakota War, we wanted to invite a speaker who could move the conversation forward from the past to the present," said MLC Professor and Brown County Historical Society board member Keith Wessel. "It's an appropriate focus as a wrap-up to this anniversary year's events. We hope that many will take advantage of this opportunity to hear a noted expert on the subject."

Gagnon, who wrote "An Indian Chapbook," has appeared in Prairie Public Television's Emmy Award-Winning documentary "Homesteading" and "Steamboating on the Red River of the North."

Admission is free. An open question-and-answer session will be held.



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