Native American speakers to share ‘Stories from the Heart’

Two speakers of Native American heritage will share stories of their nations during the next installment of Trine University’s “Stories from the Heart” series on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Winnie James, a pure-blood Chikasaw woman, and James William Elias, who is of Cherokee heritage and the spiritual leader of area mixed-blood people, also will discuss issues that Native Americans face today.

Elias, who goes by the Algonquin name “Weshe,” works at the Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve in Fremont.

“Stories from the Hearts of Native Americans” will begin at 5 p.m. in Room 229 of Best Hall of Science. The series is presented by the university’s Diversity Awareness Committee.

For more information, contact Gail Lugo, Trine University ESL director, at (260) 665-4854 or