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The NEA Big Read: Indigenous Stories Kick-off Event

Event date: 11/19/2022 2:30 PM Export event
Jenni Dahl
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The NEA Big Read: Indigenous Stories Kick-off Event

Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

The NEA Big Read: Indigenous Stories celebrates the diverse Indigenous heritages of North America through free community book groups, public discussions, and hands-on workshops.

Become a part of The Big Read by joining a local book group in Illinois or download our Big Read Toolkit to host your own– then join other Indigenous Stories readers for free events and workshops around Chicago.

Our English-language book groups will read There There by Tommy Orange (Cheyenne and Arapaho) and Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz (Mojave). A Spanish-language book group will read There There, as well as New Moon by Enriqueta Lunez, a Mexican poet who writes in Spanish, English, and Tsotsil.

Together, we’ll explore these texts and endeavor into conversation about different experiences of Native survivance that challenge our notions of freedom, belonging, and displacement. Book groups begin in November 2022 – sign up below!

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Resources & Additional Reading

More Indigenous Stories events will be announced for Spring, 2023.

The NEA Big Read: Indigenous Stories is a program of Illinois Humanities made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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