Study Highlights The Challenges And Contributions Of Native Americans In Chicago

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Study Highlights The Challenges And Contributions Of Native Americans In Chicago

When Angela Walden, a psychologist at the University of Illinois-Chicago, first walked around downtown Chicago, she noticed a pattern: a carving on the DuSable Bridge depicting violence between Potawatomi people and white settlers; a Chicago Blackhawks store; and two statues of naked emaciated Native American men on horseback.

“I would love to see more representation of Native folks as modern people throughout the city,” said Walden, who is enrolled in the Cherokee Nation and studies Chicago’s Native American community. “It would be lovely if there were more broad efforts in these public spaces to represent Native people more as current citizens of the city and members of modern society.”

Read more at: WBEZ News

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Angela L. Walden PhD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry
  • Research Assistant Professor, Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science, Department of Medicine

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