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A Celebration of American Indian Culture through Music and Dance presented by Ojibwe author and Speaker, Kim Sigafus

Tuesday, May 14
Starts at 7:15 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Museum Partners in Program Series to Celebrate Native Culture

The Museum is pleased to partner with BCAI School of Arts, the Normal Theater, and Coffee Hound to present a spring program series that seeks to celebrate the past, present, and future impact of native peoples on our communities’ (and our country’s) shared history and culture.


In keeping with BCAI’s mission to “equip individuals with increased awareness of self, community, and various cultures through unique training in the arts,” this year’s MFE event explores the rich native history of Central Illinois and other regions through music, dance, food, and visual arts—all centering on the theme, “Epic Resilience: We Are Still Here.”

As the concluding piece of this months-long program series, award-winning Ojibwe author and speaker Kim Sigafus will present her program, “A Celebration of American Indian Culture Through Music and Dance,” at the McLean County Museum of History on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:15 p.m. Sigafus’ presentation “will explain the importance of Native ceremonies and why music is a key component to them. The audience will be invited to learn traditional songs in the Native language and can participate in a pow wow circle where the audience can sing, play a rain stick or drum, and dance.”

Sigafus is an internationally published, award-winning author and speaker. Her Ojibwe name, Bekaadiziikwe, means “Quiet Woman.” Her family is from White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. She currently resides in Freeport, Illinois with husband Andy and their two dogs, Animosh and Miika. A selection of Sigafus’ written works—both fiction and non—will be available for purchase following the program. Cash and card will be accepted. This program is made possible through the support of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. For more information on this program and other programs contact