Lunch with the History People is presented by the St. Louis County Historical Society and presents artists, writers, and storytellers talking about our regions rich history.

Michele Hakala-Beeksma,  will discuss past events and individuals related to the 1854 Treaty and examine the legal and cultural viewpoints of how people are currently implementing their treaty rights. Michele’s lecture is entitled “Understanding Chippewa 1854 Treaty Rights in Northeast Minnesota-1854 to Present.” 
Michele Hakala-Beeksma is the Vice-President of the St. Louis County Historical Society’s Board of Governors and a member of the Society’s American Indian Advisory Committee.  For the past sixteen years, she has worked for the 1854 Treaty Authority.  Michele is also a member of the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa.
The public is invited to the Ruth Many Room on the first floor of the Depot, on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from noon – 1 PM. People are encouraged to bring their own lunch ARCO coffee is provided. There will be theatre style seating, which means no tables.
For more information contact Julie Bolos at 218-733-7568 or

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