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American Indians in the Military Presentation

When: Dec 3, 2013 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Please join us for a presentation by Jim Northrup, Anishinaabe Author and Vietnam Combat Veteran.
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Jim Northrup.

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Jim Northrup.

The campus and community are invited to attend "American Indians in the Military: Reflections from Jim Northrup, Anishinaabe Author and Vietnam Combat Veteran" on December 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room B/C. This event is free and open to the community.

Jim Northrup is an internationally known writer, poet,storyteller, and playwright. He is a combat veteran serving with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division in-country from September of 1965 until September of 1966. He has been recognized with local, regional, and national awards including the 2012 George Morrison Artist Award from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. His poems are featured in textbooks and have been translated into many languages. His play called "Shinnob Jep" has been performed on Indian Reservations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and once in Arkansas. He is featured in documentaries and national films. Hollywood came to his front door a few years ago with the filming of "Older Than America." He has been on several radio programs throughout the years. His written works, especially his Fond du Lac Follies articles, have been featured in newspapers across the Nation for the past 24 years. He was given an honorary doctorate degree from the Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College in May 2012. To many Native and non-Native people, he is also a well-respected traditional Ojibwe elder, mentor, and carrier/giver of Anishinaabe knowledge about culture and language which he shares with anyone who is interested in learning. Jim and his family live the traditional Ojibwe lifestyle - living life with each season in Sawyer, Minnesota on the Fond du Lac Ojibwe Reservation.

He has written 5 books, including Walking The Rez Road, The Rez Road Follies, Anishinaabe Syndicated, Rez Salute, and Walking The Rez Road, Golden Anniversary Edition. Jim will have a book signing and reading following his presentation.

"I was born on the Rez, live on the Rez, will probably die on the Rez. T'was a lot that happened in between but it was just details. And from those details I make my stories." Quote by Jim Northrup.

Event is sponsored by the UW-Superior Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the First Nations Center.

For more information, contact Ivy Vainio at 715-394-8415 / or Carl Huber at 715-394-8406 /

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