Apr 1 2022

Carole Lindstrom + Michaela Goade // In The Round: Six-Part Speaker Series of Native Creatives

Time: Apr 1 5:30 PM

Attendance: MANDATORY for BGSU GD/MDes Students

Carole Lindstrom + Michaela Goade // In The Round: Six-Part Speaker Series of Native Creatives

Event Details

Time: Apr 1, 2022 5:30 PM

Attendance: MANDATORY for BGSU GD/MDes Students
Parking: Available in Parking Lot N :: metered lot through Parking App

Lecture: Open To The Public

Carole Lindstrom + Michaela Goade // In The Round: Six-Part Speaker Series of Native Creatives

Carole Lindstrom + Michaela Lindstrom
Author and Illustrator of  We Are Water Protectors
Public Lecture // Friday, April 1, 2022 at 5:30 pm
BGSU Olscamp 101

In the Round: a six-part speaker series featuring Native American Creatives seeks to render visible—to the BGSU and local communities—the artistry, activism, and presence of contemporary Native American artists.  This series is an extension of the recently-developed BGSU Land Acknowledgment, which provides the foundation upon which the university can build purposeful and sustained practices that seek to decolonize our institution.

In the Round features Native American creatives who work in the areas of the arts here at BGSU: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Music, Creative Writing, Film, and Theatre. The series offers opportunities to enrich the learning, experiences, and perspectives of all members of our campus and local communities. By engaging contemporary Indigenous and Native American Artists, this series challenges erroneous and harmful stereotypes that continue to permeate American society today. Exposure to the artists’ works and techniques through which they share their experiences, worldviews, and reactions to the cultural and historical moment in which we all find ourselves facilitates growth and dynamic learning opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.

Carole Lindstrom is Anishinabe/Metis and is tribally enrolled with the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. She was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland.

Carole has been a voracious reader and library geek ever since she was growing up in Nebraska. On weekends you could usually find her at the library lost in the book stacks or holed up in her bedroom with a good book. It wasn’t until she had her son, that she discovered her love of writing for children and began to work seriously on her writing. She is represented by the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

GIRLS DANCE, BOYS FIDDLE, (Pemmican Publishers, 2013), was inspired by the fiddle and its importance to her Anishinabe/Metis culture. WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS, (Roaring Brook Press, Spring 2020), a picture book inspired by Standing Rock, and all Indigenous Peoples fighting for clean water.

Michaela Goade is a Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times Bestselling illustrator of “We Are Water Protectors.” Other books include the New York Times Bestselling “I Sang You Down from the Stars,” and “Shanyaak’utlaax: Salmon Boy,” winner of the 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Award for Best Picture Book. Her next book, “Berry Song,” is her first self-written work and is set to publish June 14, 2022.

Michaela’s work focuses on Indigenous children’s literature. She is honored to work with Indigenous authors and tribal organizations in the creation of powerful and much-needed books. An enrolled member of the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Michaela’s Tlingit name is Sheit.een and she is of the Kiks.ádi Clan (Raven/Frog) from Sheet’ká.

Michaela was raised in the rainforest and on the beaches of Southeast Alaska, traditional Lingít Aaní (Tlingit land/world). Today she lives in Sheet’ká (Sitka), Alaska, a magical island on the edge of a wide, wild sea.

Carole and Michaela will also speak at the Wood County Public Library on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 11 am.

A book signing by Carole will be available at the April 1 and April 2 events. Books will be available for purchase and made possible by the Mazza Museum.

In The Round :: A Six-part Speaker Series of Native Creatives was made possible by Glanz Family Research Award for Interdisciplinary Faculty Innovation and Collaboration, Jane Labino Black Fund, BGSU President’s Office, Division of Diversity & Belonging, Division of Research and Economic Engagement, University Libraries, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Music, School of Art, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, Department of English, Department of Theater & Film, Division of Graphic Design, Arts Village, ECAP, Wood County Public Library, and the Mazza Museum. 

To individuals with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu or 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event.