We are an Anishinaabe led grassroots organization based in Michigan – Anishinaabe Nation. Our social and racial justice work is led by and for our people and communities. We emphasize centering Native people in racial justice and decolonization through our various programs. Our work is about our people and the transformation within the individual, family, and community as everyday resistance. Our staff and interns are equipped with various life experiences, education, tools, skills, and resources to do this critical work in Michigan, the Great Lakes, Anishinaabe Nation, and beyond!
Cecelia Rose LaPointe
Founder & Executive Director
Nigig-enz Baapi nindizhinikaaz. Ajijaak doodem. Kchiwiikwedong miinawaa Mashkiziibi nindonjibaa.
My name is Little Laughing Otter. I am crane clan. I come from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibway.
Cecelia Rose LaPointe (wiin/they/them) is Ojibway/Métis and is Mashkiziibi (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibway or LaPointe Band of Ojibway) and Kchiwiikwedong (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community). They are enrolled in Mashkiziibi and maintain a strong community affiliation to Kchiwiikwedong. Cecelia identifies as Two-Spirit based in their culture from an old school and decolonial framework. They have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Master of Arts in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. They were an NDN Changemaker Fellow through NDN Collective representing the Great Lakes Region in 2020. Cecelia has been fiercely walking a sober road for 14 years.
Cecelia is also the Founder and Owner of Red Circle Consulting and Waub Ajijaak Press. They are also an Entrepreneur, Consultant, Publisher, Poet, Writer, and Author. In their free time, they enjoy spending time on the land, water, running, hiking, cycling, and reading.