‘Our Story’ series continues at Bay

ESCANABA — The third and final presentation as part of the “Our Story” lecture series featuring Potawatomi elder, Earl Meshigaud, will take place Wednesday, March 20. The “Our Story” series, sponsored by Bay College’s Diversity Committee, is free and open to the public. The goal of the series is to increase awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of Potawatomi culture, language, and the Indian boarding school legacy.

Born May 27, 1950, Earl Meshigaud graduated from Bark River-Harris High School in 1968. He worked in Milwaukee, Wis., for 26 years before returning home in 1995. He is married and has three children from a former marriage and has five grandchildren. Meshigaud and his wife, Aiesha, became in 1995 house — parents to an alternative style treatment home. After its closing he continued serving in many capacities including spiritual counseling work, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Representative, as well as through healing and spiritual work (Ceremonies). Indigenous language retention and revitalization are his current passions.

The presentation will take place on March 20 at 6 p.m. in the Besse Theater. Bay College’s West Campus will stream the discussion as well at 5 p.m. CT from Fornetti Hall.

For more information on this series or other community events at Bay College, go to the website www.baycollege.edu/events.