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For Immediate Release
October 25, 2012

Native American Heritage Month Celebrated at IPFW

Key Info

  • Native American Heritage Month
  • “The Pan-Native Vision of Tecumseh”
  • Thursday, November 1, noon to 1:1:15 p.m., Walb Student Union Ballroom
  • Free and open to the public

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will celebrate Native American Heritage Month Thursday, November 1, with a special presentation, “The Pan-Native Vision of Tecumseh,” from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Walb Student Union Ballroom. Chief Brian Buchanan of the Miami Nation of Indiana will give a greeting.

Portions of the PBS-produced televisions series “We Shall Remain: America through Native Eyes” that pertain to Tecumseh and his vision of a nation of united tribes will be shown, followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include John Dunnagan, vice chair/tribal historian, Miami Nation; Melissa Rinehart, cultural anthropologist; Mark Schurr, professor of anthropology, University of Notre Dame; and Chad Thompson, associate professor of English at IPFW.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Christopher Riley, assistant director, ODMA, at 260-481-6847 or