2020 Annual Event | “Our Shared Future” Opening Ceremony

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@ 4:30 pm CDT - 6:00 pm CDT

We are honored to begin this year’s Annual Event with a presentation by Mark Webster Denning, recognizing the current contributions and legacy of our Native American and Indigenous neighbors.

Marin “Mark” Webster Denning was born on the Menominee reservation and is enrolled in the  Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. His Anishinaabe name is Naadawe Banaise and he is Sturgeon Clan. His ancestry includes Menominee, Mille Lacs Ojibwe, Lanape, Delaware and Mohican, French and English.

Marin served as the Executive Director of Southeastern Oneida Tribal Services. He is nationally recognized as a leading educator, lecturer and curriculum specialist in American Indian history and culture. Marin served on the board of directors at Milwaukee’s Indian Community School, now celebrating 50 years of American Indian education. He also served as an advisor on the Gates Millennium Educational Foundation and is a board member of Indian Summer Festival. He is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – in the school of education and serves as a consultant and trainer with Boeing Corporation.

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