Academic Conference

National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture

(Click on the link below for the Brochure)
2017 Academic Conference
Significant Great Lakes Native Americans
April 22, 2017
Bubp Building, Jay County Fairgrounds
Morton and Votaw Streets, Portland, Indiana

The 12th annual NCGLNAC Academic Conference focuses on Great Lakes
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. 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 765-421-1975 for more information. Contact Kay Neumayr at 765-426-3022 or for registration information.

Conference Schedule
8:50 am – Opening Remarks
9:00 am – Dani Tippmann – Indiana, Citizen, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Member, Miami Tribe of Indiana. Director, Whitley County Historical Museum
Tahkumwa: Her Life and Times
10:15 am – Sara Wagar, Indiana – Piqua Shawnee elder, historian
Spemica Lawva (Captain Logan)
11:15 to 12:30 – LUNCH ON SITE
12:30 pm – Dr. George Godfrey – Illinois, Citizen Potawatomi, Retired USDA, Haskell Indiana Nations University
Watchekee: Champion Traveler
1:45 pm – Michael J. Pace – Indiana and Oklahoma, Citizen Delaware Tribe.Experience Specialist, Conner Prairie Intractive History Park
William Conner

Contact: Kay Neumayr, Conference Secretary at or 765-426-3022.

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