The Native Justice Coalition engages in various special projects & initiatives. Often, these are related to our main program areas such as the Anishinaabe Healing Stories on Racial Justice and MMIWG2S Programs. Also, these connect with a link to issue areas such as Native led racial justice, treaty rights, land back, food sovereignty, and decolonization.
If you are interested in partnering or collaborating with us please reach out. Below are some of our current initiatives and past projects!
Cultural Care Packages
Our Cultural Care Package initiative was a special project we had engaged in during the pandemic to support the Michigan Native American community across the state. During this time we distributed roughly 500 care packages. These care packages went to communities including but not limited to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Peshawbestown, Sault Ste. Marie, Mt. Pleasant, Escanaba, Hazel Park, Manistee, Baldwin, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Saginaw, Flint, Dorr, Shelbyville, Alanson, and Bruce Crossing.
We received a lot of positive and uplifting feedback regarding this initiative. As a result, we decided to continue this initiative in 2022 during the holiday season. In the fall, we applied for a grant through the Solidaire Network – Capacity Strengthening Fund and were awarded a grant for this work!
In December 2022, we distributed 300 cultural care packages to individuals and families across the Michigan Native American community. Now the Cultural Care Package initiative is a permanent part of our organization. It is our goal to continue to grow this initiative and make an even greater impact in subsequent years.
Collaboration With The University of Wisconsin – Madison
Are you interested in participating in a discussion group regarding healing, racial justice, and decolonization? Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Native Justice Coalition in facilitating this opportunity. We welcome participants from both sides of the medicine line, US & Canada, to participate.
Please sign up by contacting Pilar Gauthier.