Nature Night
Nature Night

march, 2022

17mar5:30 pm7:00 pmVirtual EventNature NightThe Power of Native Women with Forge Project Director of Education Heather Bruegl

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Throughout history women have played an important role in the family and the community. In honor of women’s history month, join CLC and Forge Project Director of Education Heather Bruegl to explore Native women throughout history who have done some amazing things. Whether it was fighting alongside warriors or becoming doctors, we will learn more about the Native women who helped shape history.

Heather Bruegl, a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee, is a graduate of Madonna University in Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in U.S. History.  Inspired by a trip to Wounded Knee, South Dakota, a passion for Native American History was born.  She has spoken for numerous groups including the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the College of the Menominee Nation. She has spoken at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for Indigenous Peoples Day 2017.  Heather also opened and spoke at the Women’s March Anniversary in Lansing, Michigan in January 2018. She also spoke at the first ever Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, DC in January of 2019.  In the summer 2019, virtually in 2020 and in 2021, she spoke at the Crazy Horse Memorial and Museum in Custer, South Dakota for their Talking Circle Series. She has also become the ‘’accidental activist’’ and speaks to different groups about intergenerational racism and trauma and helps to bring awareness to our environment, the fight for clean water and other issues in the Native community.  A curiosity of her own heritage led her to Wisconsin, where she has researched the history of the Native American tribes in the area.  She is the former Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and now serves at the Director of Education for Forge Project.  In addition to that she also currently travels and speaks on Native American history, including policy and activism.

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