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“Living on Indigenous Landscapes: Potawatomi and Settler Histories in Northern Indiana”

Hosted by Benton County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)

Join Dr. Luke Gascho for his presentation on interactions between the Potawatomi people and settlers in northern Indiana.

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November 30
11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Otterbein Public Library
23 E. First St.
Otterbein, IN 47970
Free

Event Details

Who were the Indigenous peoples who lived on the land where we live today and how can we respond to the injustices that caused them to lose this land?

Dr. Luke Gascho, Executive Director, Emeritus – Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, will discuss interactions between the Potawatomi people and settlers in northern Indiana. During his talk, insights will be shared regarding the framework that gave governments moral and legal justifications to invade Indigenous lands and dominate and force removal of Indigenous peoples.

The presentation will also cover what the continent was like before 1492, insights into the interactions between Indigenous peoples and settlers in Elkhart County, Indiana, and current actions that can lead to right relationships between people and the land.

“Living on Indigenous Landscapes” is being held during Benton County’s hosting of Water/Ways. Visit the Benton County Soil & Water Conservation District website for more information.