Episode 29: Native American Heritage Day 2021 – Kankakee County Museum

Hey! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving filled with lots of love, food, family and friends. With today being the day after Thanksgiving, most of us are thinking about it being Black Friday. However, there is a more important civil holiday we should be celebrating today, Native American Heritage Day. Veronica Featherston of the Kankakee County Museum, presented me with the rare opportunity of hearing from two people who are educated on the Native Americans who once lived in our area. Adam Minton, the Conservation Education Representative for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources at Kankakee River State Park and Koria Manning, a representative from The Anishinaabe Nation: Three Fires, also known as The Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi. Adam also brought along his little friend, Sprocket, who is a domesticated raccoon. Thank you for stopping by!

Learn more about The Kankakee County Museum and The French Heritage Museum at kankakeecountymuseum.com.

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Much Love,

Jake LaMore