Chief Illiniwek Public Intake Session, April 14, 2000

 

Judge Louis B. GarippoOn April 14, 2000, Judge Louis B. Garippo, former judge of the Cook County Circuit Court, moderated a day-long intake session at Foellinger Auditorium at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The purpose to allow members of the community to voice their views concerning the appropriateness and impact of Chief Illiniwek as a symbol of the University of Illinois. The intake session was part of a University-wide Dialogue on Chief Illiniwek established by the Board of Trustees. Statements were given by Chief supporters, opponents, faculty, staff, students, and Native Americans.

Listen to the entire session

(4 parts, 6 hours total)

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four


Statements of the participants

Click on the names of each speaker below to hear their statements, presented in the order of their appearance:


Howard Wakeland, Save the Chief organization


Debbie Reese, University of Illinois Student


Charlene Teters, University of Illinois Alum


Rick Legue, University of Illinois Alum and past Chief Illiniwek


Dawn Neisen, President of Students for Chief Illiniwek


Mike Drish, Chairman of Research and Alumni Relations for Students for Chief Illiniwek


Michael Haney, executive director of the American Indian Arbitration Institute


Hank Hanneken, President of the University of Illinois Dad's Association


William J. Roberts, Representing James Yellow Banks


Jean Edwards, Chairman of Citizens for Chief Illiniwek


Brooke Anderson, University of Illinois Student and the Co-Coordinator of the Progressive Resource/Action Cooperative


John Mamminga, Chief Illiniwek Educational Foundation


Christine Redcloud, The American Indian Center of Chicago


Faith Smith, President of the Native American Educational Services College


Roger Huddleston, Chief Illiniwek Support Fund


Rosalyn LaPier, Vice-Chairperson for the city of Evanston Human Relations Commission


Brian Silverman, Attorney from Champaign, IL


R.J. Smith, Director of the Urban Natives of Chicago Youth Council


Vanessa Casillas, Co-President of Urban Natives of Chicago Youth Council


Jayne Blacker, University of Illinois at Chicago Student


Beverly Moser, Director of the Institute for Native American Development


Imani Bazzell, Women Against Racism


Stephen Kaufman, Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Illinois


John Madigan, then-current Chief Illiniwek


Paula Ostrovsky, Public Relations Officer and Press Officer for the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media


John Menees, University of Illinois Alum


Belden Fields, University of Illinois Alum and Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois


Ralph Trimble, Clinical Psychologist at the University of Illinois


Roger Simms, University of Illinois Alum


Linda Duke, University of Illinois Alum and Staff Member of Krannert Art Museum


Brenda Farnell, Faculty Member in Anthropology and a Specialist in American Indian studies at the University of Illinois


J. Michael O'Byrne, University of Illinois Alum


Jay Rosenstein, University of Illinois Alum


Neena Hemmady, University of Illinois Alum


Michael Mondelli, University of Illinois Student


Wayne Crue, Sixth-Grader at Edison Middle School in Champaign, IL


Cyd Crue, University of Illinois Doctoral Student


Leanne Reetz, University of Illinois Student


Frederick Hoxie, Professor of History at the University of Illinois


David Fried, University of Illinois Graduate Student


Alma Gottlieb, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois


Robert Morgan, University of Illinois Students


Rebecca Crummey, University of Illinois Alum and Director of the University of Illinois YMCA


Adam Chaddock, University of Illinois Law Student


Paul Hixson, University of Illinois Alum


Dennis Payne, American Indian Movement


Laura Schmitt, University of Illinois Alum


Lynda Long-Fainter, Board Member of the American Indian Council of Illinois


Elaine Gehrmann, Co-Pastor of the Unitarian and Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign


Janna McGregor, University of Illinois Student and member of the Progressive Resource/Action Cooperative


Henry Emerle, University of Illinois Student


Lisa Johnson, Representative of the Social Justice Committee of the School of Social Work


Andy Erickson, University of Illinois Student


Joe Peralez, Member of the American Indian Movement


Roxie Grignon, Executive Director for the Native American Foster Parents Association and the Indian Child Welfare Agency


Todd Isler, Champaign Resident


Jake Cramer-Heuerman, University of Illinois Alum


Bruce Two Eagles, American Indian


Monica Garreton, University of Illinois Student


Norman Denzin, Professor of Communications and Sociology at the University of Illinois


Fred Cash, University of Illinois Alum and Past Chief Illiniwek


Dino Pollock, University of Illinois Graduate Student


Agnes Simms, area Resident


Carol Spindel, Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of English at the University of Illinois

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