of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Museum Events February 2017
Alternating Thursdays 6:00 - 7:45 PM
Contact Museum for details
Friday, February 3, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free General Admission Day
February Weekend Arts Activities:
Boat Crafts & Regional Water Vessels
Every Saturday from 11:00 am - Noon and Sunday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This month we will focus on water transportation and the different water vessels that were and are used by Native peoples across the U.S. and Canada.
For all Ages. Free with General Admission.
Crafts: Birch Bark Canoe, Dugout Canoe, Kayak, and Bullboat
Environmental Resource Panel & Reception featuring Arlinda Locklear and Heather Kendall-Miller
Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members: $10 Non-members: $15 Tribal Members: Free
Native Americans, in addition to all people, face a number of environmental concerns. From the Dakota Access Pipeline to the expansion of crude oil shipping in Gray’s Harbor Washington to uranium mining in Arizona, there seems to be no limit to environmental strife and its effect on Native peoples, their land, and wildlife. Both Locklear and Kendall-Miller have been instrumental in protecting tribal rights to land and water as well as protecting the environment at large. Both women have been the part of landmark cases instrumental in protecting the environment, most won through enforcement of treaty rights, and bringing greater accountability to protect the tribes. Two such cases were the historic Katie John litigation ensuring subsistence hunting and fishing rights for Alaska Natives and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Arizona winning a successful settlement of the tribal nation’s water rights.
About Arlinda Locklear
After graduating from Duke University School of Law in 1976, Arlinda Locklear began working as an attorney for the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). Lead counsel in two Supreme Court victories, she has expertise in federal Indian law encompassing a range of complex issues. Locklear has represented tribal nations on treaty rights, land claims, water rights, tax matters, jurisdiction disputes, and other vital matters. Her legal work include providing representation to the state-recognized Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina for over twenty years of its ongoing struggle to become federally recognized.
About Heather Kendall-Miller
Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller’s work includes high profile cases involving tribal sovereignty, child welfare, language preservation, hunting and fishing rights, climate change, and voting rights. The first Alaska Native to graduate from Harvard Law School, she was instrumental in winning the historic Katie John litigation in 2001.
Kendall-Miller also became the first Alaska Native attorney to appear before U.S. Supreme Court representing the Native Village of Venetie for its “Indian Country” status to be upheld under federal law.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Children, students, teachers,
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE
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