Academic Conference

National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc.
2018 Academic Conference
Significant Civil Principal Chiefs
April 21, 2018
Bubp Memorial Building, Jay County Fairgrounds
Morton and Votaw Streets, Portland, Indiana

Native people who have made a significant contribution to their times, tribes, history and culture. Four outstanding educators and tribal members have been invited to make one hour presentations, including a question and answer period.

The Jay County Fairgrounds are at the intersection of Votaw and Morton Streets. The Bubp Building is through the main gate heading north and behind the six-sided Floral Hall.  Free parking on site.

Registration before April 15 is $35, $25 for students with photo identification. Late registrations are $40. Lunch is included, however lunch cannot be guaranteed for walk-in registrants on the day of the Conference.

Contact: Chair Pat Ruhlander at or 765-714-5279 for more

Contact Kay Neumayr at 765-426-3022 or for registration information.
Conference Schedule

8:50 am – Welcome Remarks
9:00 am – Dr. Ben Secunda – Michigan, NAGPRA Project Manager,      University of Michigan Office of Research
Late 1700’s Great Lakes Civil Chiefs
10:15 am – Dani Tippmann – Indiana, Citizen Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.
Director, Whitley County Historical Museum
Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville
11:15 to 12:30 – LUNCH ON SITE
12:30 pm – Michael J. Pace – Oklahoma and Indiana, Citizen Delaware Tribe, Experience Specialist at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
Local Civil Chiefs Before Indiana Statehood in 1816
1:45 pm – John Dunnagan – Indiana, Vice Chief, Miami Tribe of Indians of the State of Indiana
Miami Chiefs

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