Past Event

Vibrant, Resilient, Still Here: Contemporary Native Americans in Illinois

A Road Scholar Program by Pamala Silas

Pamala SilasJoin Pamela Silas for a deep dive webinar into the contemporary realities facing Native Americans today. This program will invite participants to engage in a safe space and learn about how Native tribes have adapted, and as well as answer questions about issues that affect Native cultures today.

Issues covered:

  • How the public learns about and sees Native Americans and some of the misconceptions
  • Demographic data
  • Topical issues that the community has prioritized
  • Common values
  • Opportunities to engage
  • Resources to learn more
  • Engaged storytelling, song (for younger audiences)

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Catherine Barnett at

Chillicothe Public Library COVID-19 Policy

Current requirements (likely to change by Oct. 2022): Masks must be worn indoors by everyone (including presenters) over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status. For in-person programming, we will do our best to maintain distancing between attendees and may limit attendee numbers for this reason.

Pamala Silas is a member of Menominee Indian Tribe and an Oneida descendant. Learn more about Pamala Silas, this program, and how to book it.