In this episode, we’ll meet CPN’s new District 11 legislator, Andy Walters, and hear from a graduate student about his most recent project ground mapping Potawatomi presence in the Great Lakes region. We’ll also visit this summer’s FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival.
Mapmaker and Tribal member Margaret Pearce believes cartography lends itself to the representation of Indigeneity because the land remains at the center of many societies and traditions.
In this episode, we’ll hear about the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 and its effect on tribes, discuss the connection between cartography and Indigeneity, and learn the history of an artist who documented the Potawatomi Trail of Death in the late 1830s.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation employee Zach Davis remembers his childhood family trips, eagerly surveying road maps as he navigated their journeys. “I really like looking at maps and making heads or tails, geographically, why things are where they are,” he said. The fascination carried into college, where he dropped his history teaching major at East Central Read More »