Exploring native culture: Nature center hosts Ojibwa author
Ojibwa author and speaker Kim Sigafus will be featured at an Oct. 13 program at Nature at the Confluence.Photo submitted
SOUTH BELOIT — The community is invited to gather at Nature At The Confluence for an interactive presentation, “A Peek Into the American Indian Way of Life”, held in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. NATC is at 306 Dickop St. in South Beloit.
The program features Ojibwa author and speaker Kim Sigafus, who will be dressed in jingle dress regalia as she invites people into the world of the American Indian to discover what it once was to be native, and what it means to be native now. Sigafus will share culture through storytelling, language and music, including drumming and singing.
An internationally published author, Sigafus’ family is from White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Her Ojibwa name, Bekaadiziikwe, means “quiet woman.”
Kim is an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar and the NATC program is supported by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar program.
The free all-ages program will be held rain or shine (indoors in case of rain). No registration is needed.
For more information, go online to natureattheconfluence.com or call 815-200-6910.