SOUTH LOOP — The Field Museum is planning events and programs to celebrate Native American Heritage Month all November.
The museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, will highlight the work of its Native American staff with in-person and virtual presentations.
Conservation technician J. Kae Good Bear and collection assistant Michelle Brownlee will demonstrate traditional beadwork techniques during a Meet a Scientist event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in the Grainer Science Hub. They will discuss beadwork styles and designs by tribes from the Plains and Woodlands areas.
“Personally, I enjoy using the month to educate the general public and raise awareness of the issues directly impacting Native America, both historically and today,” Good Bear said in a statement. “Being Indigenous is one of my life’s greatest joys. During the month of November, thanks to the boost in visibility, I feel like I get to share that joy with everyone.”
The Meet a Scientist series continues Nov. 12 and 19. Further details can be found here.
The Field Museum also has launched Museum Insider, a series of online conversations with museum staff members. The first meeting will be about Indigenous language representatives, and it runs 3:30-4 p.m. Wednesday.
Details on how to attend and the series’ full calendar are here.
The full calendar for Native American Heritage Month at the Field Museum is on the museum’s website.
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