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  2. Pronounced shuh-TAW-kwuh, this traditional form of entertainment is a celebration of American Life. Historic and contemporary topics are presented at the Chautauqua by speakers and performers with a variety of perspectives on culture, art, history, innovation, philosophy and nature. The Chautauqua experience is both thought provoking and entertaining at the same time. This modern Chautauqua is a family-oriented event where you can hear important voices from yesterday and today with inspiring storytelling, exciting new ideas and engaging musical performances. The community is invited to join us as we celebrate Native Americans, with the help of Kim Sigafus an internationally-published award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker, and co-owner of McIver Publishing. There will be a live Eagle presentation by Hoo Haven, a wildlife rehabilitation and education center from Durand, IL. Learn more about the usefulness of Bison during a presentation by the FCCA about how the Bison sustained Native American life and culture. Listen to Native American stories and make a talking feather. A woodland nature walk, tours of the historic Franklin Creek Grist Mill, horse decorating, live music, and Bison burgers will add to the edutainment value of the festival. Kim will bring us the final presentation of the day, Celebration of Native American Culture through Music and Dance.

Pronounced shuh-TAW-kwuh, this traditional form of entertainment is a celebration of American Life. Historic and contemporary topics are presented at the Chautauqua by speakers and performers with a variety of perspectives on culture, art, history, innovation, philosophy and nature. The Chautauqua experience is both thought provoking and entertaining at the same time. This modern Chautauqua is a family-oriented event where you can hear important voices from yesterday and today with inspiring storytelling, exciting new ideas and engaging musical performances. The community is invited to join us as we celebrate Native Americans, with the help of Kim Sigafus an internationally-published award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker, and co-owner of McIver Publishing. There will be a live Eagle presentation by Hoo Haven, a wildlife rehabilitation and education center from Durand, IL. Learn more about the usefulness of Bison during a presentation by the FCCA about how the Bison sustained Native American life and culture. Listen to Native American stories and make a talking feather. A woodland nature walk, tours of the historic Franklin Creek Grist Mill, horse decorating, live music, and Bison burgers will add to the edutainment value of the festival. Kim will bring us the final presentation of the day, Celebration of Native American Culture through Music and Dance.

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