Anishinaabe Healing Stories on Racial Justice
Public story sharing events on racism to bring voice and visibility to our people and communities. We plan to digitally record all the stories into documentaries for community resources. Concurrently, if requested by the community we will offer private story sharing opportunities as some people may not feel safe to share. To be culturally sensitive we will also offer traditional talking circles if requested by the community.
This project is important because it brings a needed resource on racial justice to our rural and remote Anishinaabe communities. Often in racial justice work Native people are not included in conversations, projects, and various initiatives. The Native Justice Coalition works diligently to break down this barrier and center Native people in racial justice work. We will be culturally sensitive and address this work inside of a social justice and Anishinaabe led framework. With this foundation we can address current injustices and generational trauma due to being survivors of genocide. In turn, this will provide healing for our communities and empower our people.
Stayed tuned for the list of 2019 communities with dates, times, and registration information. This information will be made available early January.
This project was officially launched in 2018 and we had enough grant funds to do this work in 3 Anishinaabe communities in Michigan.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community - Saturday 9/22/18 - 12 pm - 6 pm.
Bahweting (Sault Tribe - EUP) - Saturday 10/6/18 - 10 am - 6 pm & Sunday 10/7 - 10 am - 2 pm.
Hannahville Indian Community - Saturday 10/20/18 from 10 am - 4 pm.