REPLAY: BENZONIA ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES / March 2021: “Anishinaabek: A Brief History” Presented by Jonnie J. Sam II

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Our March 2021 lecture was presented by Jonnie J. Sam II, Director of Historic Preservation for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.

In this lecture, Sam shares a brief history and a cultural discussion on the Anishinaabek, which include the Odawa, Saulteaux Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oji-Creek and Algonquin peoples.  He also discusses cultural commonalities and slight differences that exist among the tribes.

Sam has served  in a variety of posts and roles including as a post re-affirmation Court Judge, Ogema.  He is currently the Director of the Historic Preservation Department and Operations Lead for the Little River Band near Manistee.

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