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Deconstructing Stereotypes: Top Ten Truths About Native Peoples

501 E Romeo Ed Romeoville, IL
(815) 886-1467
Dates: Now
Times: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Isle a la Cache Museum/Preserve, 501 E Romeo Ed, Romeoville, IL

Please note: Masks are required for all in-person, indoor and outdoor program participants, with the exception of those younger than 2 years old and those with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing one, per state guidelines. Many of us face stereotypes and misconceptions about our heritage and culture. But what stereotypes impact the lives of Native peoples the most? The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian surveyed Native American and Indigenous Canadian peoples to find out. The results identified the top ten stereotypes and misconceptions that Native peoples face today. They range from mascots and casinos to addiction and treaty rights. Explore the exhibit to learn some Native perspectives about the truths that divide and unite us. This exhibition is on loan from the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, Illinois. The exhibit runs from Tuesday, October 6, through Sunday, December 6. Museum hours are: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays Noon to 4 p.m. Sundays Fee: Free! Age: All ages. No registration is required for this program. The Deconstructing Stereotypes: Top Ten Truths About Native Peoples exhibit at Isle a la Cache is sponsored by The Nature Foundation of Will County. Isle a la Cache Museum is an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online ( no later than 48 hours before the program.

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