Ernest M Whiteman III continues his presentation of “No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media” at various venues across the state of Illinois. “No One Ever Sees Indians” is structured as a three-act “magic trick” designed to import the ideology of Native American self-representation and first-voice in media. It also take a look at how media representations have influenced our interactions with Indigenous peoples in the Americas almost from the time of first contact and media has played so great a part, that we hardly think of it.
Ernest is also a part of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau and some of the events are sponsored by Illinois Humanities. Ernest continues to book the presentation, as he states, “The idea of Native American self-representation in media is not widely thought of. So, this presentation, unfortunately, remains prescient, even today.”
Here is the schedule for “No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media”:
(Note: Road Scholars events are designated. Follow the links to register to attend an event near you!)
Sat. 9/10 – Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park, IL 2pm, Virtual
Wed. 9/21 – Fondulac District Library, 400 Richland St, East Peoria, IL, 6:30pm, In-person (IL Humanities Road Scholars Event)
Sat. 9/24 – Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave, Zion, IL, 3pm, In-Person
Sun. 10/9 – Flagg Township Museum, 518 Fourth Ave, Rochelle, IL, 1pm, In-person (IL Humanities Road Scholars Event)
Wed. 10/12 – Bloomington Center for Performing Arts, 600 N East St, Bloomington, IL, 6:30pm, In-person (IL Humanities Road Scholars Event)
Mon. 10/17 – Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Rd, Wheeling, IL 6:30pm, In-person (IL Humanities Road Scholars Event)
Sat. 11/12 – Three Rivers Public Library, 109 N Wabena Ave, Minooka, IL, 1pm, In-person
Sat. 11/19 – Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL, 2pm, Hybrid (In-person/Online) (IL Humanities Road Scholars Event)
Tue. 11/29 – Prospect Heights Public Library District, 12 Elm St, Prospect Heights, IL, Virtual
Thu. 12/1 – Algonquin Area Public Library, 7pm, Virtual
TENTATIVE: Sat. March 11 – American Association of University Women, Gurnee Police Department – Community Room, Gurnee, IL 10am, In-person?
To book “No One Ever Sees Indians” go our our CONTACT PAGE or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fees are at your convenience.
Representation matters. It influences how people react to the issues and societies of Indigenous peoples, and understanding where our bias is seeded, is a step toward better understanding.
“Are you watching closely?”