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“Still Here: A Survival Story of Indigenous People” with Heather Bruegl

Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents “Still Here: A Survival Story of Indigenous People” with public historian, activist, and decolonization education consultant Heather Bruegl on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00pm. While admission is free, advance reservations are requested via www.spencertownacademy.org. 

“We invite our community to learn about the people who loved the land we now live upon. We’re honored to present Heather Bruegl at the Academy. Her presentation is sure to be illuminating,” says Madaline Sparks, Academy board member.

Bruegl is an Oneida Nation of Wisconsin citizen and first-line descendent Stockbridge Munsee. She is a graduate of Madonna University in Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in U.S. History. Her research comprises numerous topics related to American history, legacies of colonization, and Indigeneity, including the Dakota War of 1862, the history of American Boarding Schools, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. She has presented her work at academic institutions, including the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bard College, Vassar College, and Brooklyn Law School.

Bruegl consults for various museums and universities and is a frequent lecturer at conferences on topics ranging from intergenerational racism and trauma to the fight for clean water in the Native community. She has been invited to share her research on Native American history, including policy and activism, museum equity, and land back initiatives for such institutions as the Tate and the Brooklyn Public Library. She opened and spoke at the Women’s March Anniversary in Lansing, Michigan, in January 2018, and at the first-ever Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, DC, in January 2019. In 2019, 2020, and 2021, she spoke at the Crazy Horse Memorial and Museum in Custer, South Dakota, for its Talking Circle Series. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she studies First Nations Education, focusing on creating inclusive historical narratives for teaching.

Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival former schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please contact info@spencertownacademy.org. 


Nov 05 2023


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 New York 203, Spencertown, NY, USA


Spencertown Academy Arts Center
(518) 392-3693
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
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