Anishinaabe Healing Stories on Racial Justice Project
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.
This project has been officially launched for 2018. We are doing this work in 3 Anishinaabe communities in Michigan. Please check back for more information as we will update regularly.