NCGLNAC Press Releases

 

2014 Soap Making Class, May 3, 2014

Press release. Portland, Indiana. Would you like to learn how to make your own natural hand soap? One without any chemical additives to irritate your skin? Rachel Sadowski, Michigan artist, will teach a class on the art of making soap for personal use Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Women’s Building of the Jay County Fairgrounds.

2013 10th Annual Gathering of Great Lakes Nations

Press release. Portland, Indiana. The 10th Annual Gathering of Great Lakes Nations, hosted by National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc., will be held June 8 and 9 at the Tri-State Antique Gas Engine Association grounds, 1010 Morton Street in Portland, Indiana.

2013 8th Annual Academic Conference

Press release. Portland, IN. John Jay Center for Learning, 101 South Meridian Street in Portland, Indiana, is the site for the 8th Annual Academic Conference by National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. to be held April 20, 2013. The conference is sponsored in part by the Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau.

2012 Academic Conference

Press release. Portland, Indiana. National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. will present its annual academic Conference about the War of 1812 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the John Jay Center for Learning, 101 South Meridian Street in Portland, Indiana. Topic of the 2012 conference is “Eastern Woodlands Tribes in the War of 1812.” The conference is sponsored in part by the Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau.

2012 Spring Classes

Press release. Portland, Indiana. The classes explore the arts, crafts, traditions, culture and history of Great Lakes Native Americans through hands-on workshop classes and presentations by Native American tradition bearers, talented artisans and experts on Native American culture. Four classes are open to everyone age 12 and up and one class is for children age 6 and up. All classes are 10 hours long.

Native American Beading Class

Press release. Portland, Indiana. Katrina Mitten, of Huntington, Indiana, will teach a class on traditional beading to ages 12 and up on May 14, 2011 at the Jay County Public Library, 315 North Ship Street in Portland. The class begins at 10 and ends at 4 with a one hour break for lunch. Katrina is a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and is a direct descendant of Chief Little Turtle’s sister Tacumwah and also of Chiefs Richardville and Lafontaine.

2011 National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc.
(NCGLNAC) Academic Conference

Press release. Portland, IN. The topic for the 2011 National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc.
(NCGLNAC) Academic Conference is “Major Woodlands Battles.” This year’s conference will be
held at the John Jay Center for Learning, 101 South Meridian Street in Portland, Indiana on Saturday,
April 16, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Also planned is an optional
guided tour of the newly renovated museum and battle site at Fort Recovery, Ohio, at 4 p.m. This is
the site of two major battles in the area: St. Clair’s Defeat (the largest single defeat of an American
army in the history of the United States) and the Battle of Fort Recovery.

Native American Art Sale

November 10, 2011 Press release. Muncie, IN. In honor of Native American Month, a special sale of Native
American art is being planned at Art & Soul by Phoebe Gallery, 409 South Walnut Street, Muncie,
Indiana, on Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Native American Art Sale Announced

November 6, 2011 Press release. Lafayette, IN. Just in time for Christmas shopping, a one-day sale of exquisite
Native American art will be held at Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street in downtown
Lafayette. The sale will take place in the West Meeting Room on the ground floor of the building on
December 11, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NATIVE FOOD AND WINTER PREPARATION CLASS

October 9, 2010 Press release. Portland, IN. On October 23, during the NCGLNAC Fall Friendship Fire
Celebration, Dani Tippmann, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, will teach a class for ages 8 and up about
food and winter preparations.

Native American Art Show Planned

September 21, 2010 Press release. Portland, IN. In honor of Native American Month, a show of Native American art is being
planned at Art & Soul by Phoebe Gallery, 409 South Walnut Street, Muncie, Indiana. The show will
open October 29 and close November 20.

Scholarships Available for Children’s Classes

July 18, 2010 Press release. Portland, IN. Are your children using the ‘b’ word now, as in “I’m bored”? National
Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture (NCGLNAC) in Portland offers the perfect solution
to their boredom and a tune-up for getting ready for school.

Great Lakes Native American Culture Classes Offered

July 18, 2010 Press release. Portland, IN. National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture
(NCGLNAC) is pleased to announce their week-long Great Lakes Native American summer cultural
arts classes for adults age 12 and up at the Women’s Building, Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland
Monday August 2 through Friday August 6 from 9 to 4:30.

7th Annual NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nations

May 28, 2010 Press release. Portland, IN –Make plans today to attend the 7th Annual Gathering of Great Lakes Nations Pow Wow hosted by National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture on June 12 and 13 at the Tri-State Antique Gas Engine Association Grounds, 1010 Morton Street in Portland. NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nations Poster (PDF, 98.53 KB)

Eastern Cherokee Flutist to Perform

May 28, 2010 Press release. Portland, IN –Bud Eagle Wolf, Eastern Cherokee flutist, will present live performances at the 7th Annual NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nations Pow wow on Saturday, June 12 (12 noon and 5 p.m.) and Sunday June 13 (11 a.m.) at the Tri-State Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Association Grounds, 1010 Morton Street in Portland.  The performances are included in the gate admission of $4 per person, under 12 free with a maximum of $15 for a family.

Poster Contest to be Held

April 30, 2010 Press release. Portland, IN –National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc.
(NCGLNAC) has announced its second annual poster contest in conjunction with the 7th Annual
NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nations Pow Wow which will be June 12 and 13 at the Tri-State
Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Grounds in Portland.

Scrimshaw Class to be Held

April 26, 2010 Press release. Portland, IN –It’s not too late to sign up for the scrimshaw class presented by
National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. to be held Saturday, May 15, 2010.

2010 Eastern Woodlands Treaties Academic Conference

February 10, 2010 Press release. Portland, IN – The next Academic Conference planned by National Center for
Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. (NCGLNAC) will be held at the John Jay Center for
Learning, 101 South Meridian Street in Portland April 17, 2010. The conference begins with
registration at 8:15 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m. This year’s subject is Eastern Woodlands
Treaties.

Great Lakes Fur Trade Class for Children

October 24, 2009 Press release. Portland, IN. Boni Bent-Nelson of South Bend, Indiana will conduct a class for children
(and their parents, grandparents, and other adults, too) ages 6 and up October 24, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
the Women’s Building at the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland.

Poster Contest Winners to be Announced

June 8, 2009 Press release. Portland, IN. Winners of the 2009 NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nations
poster contest will be announced Saturday June 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Tri-State Antique Gas Engine
and Tractor Grounds, 1010 Morton Street, Portland, during the 6th Annual NCGLNAC Gathering of
Great Lakes Nations Pow Wow.

NCGLNAC Gathering presents Michael Jacobs in Concert

June 5, 2009 Press release. Portland, IN. National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture (NCGLNAC) is
pleased to present award-winning Cherokee recording artist Michael Jacobs (Unjetlanvhi Ujeli Dekanogisgo) in
three live concerts during the 6th Annual NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nations Pow Wow to be held
June 13 and 14 at the Tri-State Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Grounds, 1010 Morton Street, in Portland.

6th Annual NCGLNAC Pow Wow to Benefit Local Organizations and People

May 26, 2009 Press release. Portland, Indiana. The Jay County Helping Hands Food Pantry and the Portland
Lions Club will both benefit from people attending the 6th Annual NCGLNAC Gathering of Great
Lakes Nations Pow Wow June 13 and 14.

2009 NCGLNAC Lecture Series - Session 2

March 30, 2009 Press release. The second lecture of the 2009 Series will be by Susan Snow-Willi (Seneca) on April 4. Susan will
talk about the Iroquois Confederacy (Oneida, Seneca, Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga and Tuscarora) and
the Seneca people, their history, traditions and culture.

2009 NCGLNAC Lecture Series

February 25, 2009 Press release. Learn more about Great Lakes Native American culture and
history by attending the three-part lecture series sponsored by National Center for Great Lakes Native
American Culture, Inc. (NCGLNAC) and hosted by the Jay County Historical Society. All three
lectures begin at 5 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The Jay County Historical Society
Museum is located at 903 East Main Street in Portland. 2009 Lecture dates are March 14, April 4 and
May 16.

2009 Calendar of Events

2009 Press release. The 2009 NCGLNAC calendar of events has been released.

2008 NCGLNAC Lecture Series – Session 3

October 22, 2008 Press release. Learn about Great Lakes Native American culture and history by attending the last lecture of the 2008 three-part series sponsored by National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. (NCGLNAC) and hosted by the Jay County Historical Society. The lecture is Saturday, November 1, begins at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The Jay County Historical Society Museum is located at 903 East Main Street in Portland.

Community Work Day Planned

October 22, 2008 Press release. National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. (NCGLNAC) is planning a volunteer work day on the nature trail on their site just north of the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland on Saturday, November 1.Anyone or any organization in the Portland and Jay County community that is interested in helping is encouraged to meet at the Women’s Building at the Jay County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m.

2008 Personal Gourd Rattle Class

October 15, 2008 Press release. Internationally-known, award-winning gourd artist Carolyn Rushton from Glenwood, Indiana will teach a personal gourd rattle class from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1 in the Community Room of the Jay County Public Library, 315 North Ship Street, Portland, Indiana. This event made possible in part by Arts Place, Inc., the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

2008 NCGLNAC Lecture Series - Part Two

May 10, 2008 Press release. On May 17, John Dunnagan, Vice-Chief of the Miami Indians of the State of Indiana and tribal
historian, will discuss the history and struggles of the Miami people in Indiana, their homeland. He
will begin by discussing the Miami Tribe and how the tribe came to be two separate tribes, the
Allotment Act of 1873, and the illegal termination of the Indiana Miami Tribe in 1897. John will then
talk about the current issues of the Indiana Miami tribe and their plans for the future.

2008 Personal Gourd Rattle Class

May 10, 2008 Press release. Internationally-known, award-winning gourd artist Carolyn
Rushton from Glenwood, Indiana will teach a personal gourd rattle class from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 12 in the Community Room of the Jay County Public Library, 315 North Ship Street,
Portland, Indiana.

2008 Native Plants Class for Children

April 1, 2008 Press release . National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. will offer
a class for children (and their parents, grandparents, and other adults, too) ages 6 and up May 17, 2008 from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jay County Public Library in Portland.

2008 Native American Cultural Arts Classes

March 7, 2008 Press release . National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. will offer
traditional Great Lakes Native American cultural arts classes at the Women’s Building at the Jay County
Fairgrounds, Portland, Indiana, April 5 and 6, 2008.

2008 NCGLNAC Events

March 7, 2008 Press release about NGLNAC and 2008 events. is available here.

2008 NCGLNAC Lectures Series

March 4, 2008 Press release. Learn about Great Lakes Native American culture and history by
attending the three-part lecture series sponsored by National Center for Great Lakes Native American
Culture, Inc. (NCGLNAC) and hosted by the Jay County Historical Society.

2008 Academic Conference

February 7, 2008 Press release. On April 19 NCGLNAC will be reviving a long tradition...an academic conference hosted
by John Jay Center for Learning at their location in the newly-renovated Weiler Building in Portland. The title
of the conference is “Current Research in Great Lakes Native American Culture.

2006 Summer Workshops

July 24, 2006 NCGLNAC will hold their annual Great Lakes Native American Arts and Crafts Workshops August 7 through 11 in Portland, Indiana. The full press release is available here (Microsoft Word, 125 KB), and more details can be found in the workshop flyer.

Cottonwood Log

July 21, 2006 A huge cottonwood log, which will be made into a dug-out canoe during the NCGLNAC summer workshops, will be on display at the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland, Indiana, through August 11 near the sawmill demonstration area during the Jay County Fair. The full press release is available here (Microsoft Word, 119 KB).

Robin McBride Scott at Smithsonian

July 12, 2006 Robin McBride Scott, NCGLNAC board member and Tradition Bearer, was one of nearly 80 weavers for the Smithsonian Museum's Carriers of Culture: Living Native Basket Traditions exhibit, from June 30 to July 11. The full press release is available here (Microsoft Word, 234 KB).

Daryl Baldwin II Lecture

April 8, 2006 The third lecture of NCGLNAC's three-part series on Native American and Great Lakes tribal history and culture takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday night, at the Jay County Historical Society in Portland, Indiana. Daryl Baldwin II, Director of the Myaamia Project at Miami University, will present "Language is Life: Miami Language and Cultural Revitalization". Free and open to the public. The full press release is available here (Microsoft Word, 98 KB).

Malea Powell Lecture

March 11, 2006 The second lecture of NCGLNAC's three-part series on Native American and Great Lakes tribal history and culture takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday night, at the Jay County Historical Society in Portland, Indiana. Dr. Malea Powell will present "Andrew J. Blackbird, a glimpse at an American Indian Intellectual". Free and open to the public. The full press release is available here (Microsoft Word, 99 KB).

Douglas Blue Feather Concert

March 22, 2005 Arts Place, Inc and NCGLNAC are pleased to announce a concert by award-winning musician Douglas Blue Feather on August 11, in conjunction with the NCGLNAC Summer Workshops. The full press release is available here (Microsoft Word, 102 KB).

2005 Spring Workshops

February 8, 2005 NCGLNAC and the Indiana Historical Society will host a workshop March 5 and 6 at the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis. Workshop participants will explore the theme "Creative Spirit" by learning arts, crafts, and the history of Great Lakes Native Americans through hands-on classes and presentations by Native American tradition-bearers, artisans, and experts. The full press release is available here (Microsoft Word, 190 KB).

Site Plan

January 13, 2005 NCGLNAC is moving forward with the development of their Culture Center in Portland, Indiana, with a site survey and inventory analysis by Scott Shoemaker (Miami of Indiana). The full press release is available here (Microsoft Word, 160 KB).

2004 Fall Workshops

October 1-2, 2004 NCGLNAC will hold their annual Fall Workshops this weekend in the Women's Building at the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland, Indiana. The full press release is available here (Microsoft Word, 100 KB).

2003 Fall Gathering

September 25, 2003 NCGLNAC will hold their annual Fall Gathering next weekend, October 4-5, at our site adjoining the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland, Indiana, and in the Women's Building at the fairgrounds. The flyer is available here (Rich Text Format).

2003 Summer Workshops

July 28, 2003 NCGLNAC is finalizing plans for their 6th Great Lakes Native American Arts and Crafts Workshops, which will be held August 3 through 8 at the Old Mill Run Park near Thorntown, Indiana. The full press release is available here (Rich Text Format). More information about the workshops is available in the June newsletter.

Portland Site Dedication

April 11, 2003 NCGLNAC will hold a dedication ceremony on the grounds where its new facilities will be built on Sunday, April 13, 2003, in Portland, Indiana. The full press release is available here (Rich Text Format). The NCGLNAC Letter to Members announcing the dedication is available on our News page.