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Event Overview:

Join Staci in a discussion about your reading of Walking the Old Road. She will present some history and color photos from the book, touch upon how the story has impacted our community, answer questions, and facilitate discussion amongst attendees.

Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe revisits a time when generations of Ojibwe ancestors called the lost community of Chippewa City home. Staci Lola Drouillard, whose family once lived in Chippewa City, draws on memories, family history, historical analysis, and testimony passed down through generations to conduct us through the ages of early European contact, government land allotment, family relocation, and assimilation.

Walking the Old Road was a 2020 MN Book Award Finalist, a 2020-21 NE MN Book Award Nominee, and the winner of the Hamlin Garland Prize for Popular History in the Midwest, 2020.

We encourage you to attend the Introduction to Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe on November 12th from 6:30pm-7:30pm where Staci will provide an introduction to the book and reading resources.

Author & Presenter:

Staci Drouillard, Author of Walking the Old Road

Staci Lola Drouillard, a descendant of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabe, is the development director at WTIP Community Radio in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and was for many years the producer of two original radio series, Walking the Old Road: The History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa and Anishinaabe Way, an exploration of contemporary Ojibwe life through interviews and storytelling.

  • Registration for this series closes on December 10th at 6:00 p.m. CST, late registrations can be made by calling 952-237-3517.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and other course details 12-48 hours prior to the start of the class.
  • *To ensure that cost is not a barrier we are offering a 100% off scholarship for this event, enter the following code at checkout:  scholarship100

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December 10, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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Cook County Higher Education

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