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Fe University to offer class on local culture Where Two Worlds Meet-Lac du Flambeau

April 3, 2018 @ 4:36 pm – 5:36 pm
Mercer Library conference room
Wendy Thiede or Macy Washow
715-476-2881 or 715-588-7464

Have you wanted to learn more about the area’s Native American culture? Fe University is offering a class taught by Gregg Guthrie that will explore two divergent cultures that live side-by-side in Lac du Flambeau and the problems and misunderstandings that can arise when these cultures meet. Students will learn more about the Lac du Flambeau community with its rich Ojibwa history and traditions and the non-Indian people who have also made this area their home. Discussion will focus on differing multicultural living circumstances with a goal of increased understanding and acceptance.
The class will be four sessions on Tuesdays March 20, 27, April 3, and 10 from 10 AM to noon at the Mercer Library conference room, 2648 W Margaret Street, Mercer. Class fee: $30. Only 3 openings left. Registration forms can be download from Fe University’s website www.feuniversity.org or picked up at the Mercer Library or the UW Extension office in the Hurley courthouse. Completed forms may be mailed to Fe University, PO Box 63, Hurley, Wi 54534 or dropped off at the Mercer Library or Hurley Courthouse. Information about scholarships is on the registration form. Visit www.feuniversity .org for class details and registration information (use web browser other than Google Chrome), or call 715-561-3098 or 715-588-7464.
Class instructor, Gregg Guthrie is a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He has served as Treasurer on the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council, as a Supervisor on the Lac du Flambeau Town Board, and on the Wisconsin State Historical Society’s Board of Curators as well as on the Board of Directors for both the Lac du Flambeau Historical & Cultural Society and the George W. Brown Jr. Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center. He is a recipient of a Local History Award of Merit for distinguished service to history from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and is currently recognized as a Curator Emeritus of the Society. He is a co-founder of the Wisconsin Native American Show & Sale and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Waasaaganing Indian Bowl Living Arts & Cultural Center. Guthrie received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from UW Madison, Master of Divinity Degree from Western Seminary. He has taught in public school and churches and served as a pastor and chaplain of American Legion Post 318. He is a Marine Corps veteran.