Native Justice Coalition Gathering Stories on Racism & Racial Justice

Participants at previous story sharing event.

Published October 5, 2018

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Native Justice Coalition is gathering stories on racism and racial justice in two different locations in October at two different tribes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

“The Anishinaabe Healing Stories on Racial Justice Project is a public and community based event in which Story Shares speak on racism and racial justice. So often in racial justice work the conversation has centered around a Black and White racial binary,” says Cecelia LaPointe, director of the Native Justice Coalition. “We seek to break down this barrier since Anishinaabe people in the Great Lakes are multi-racial. At the core of this work is a healing justice component that brings voice and visibility to our people and communities. This is a grassroots, community based, and progressive project in which Story Sharers can speak on generational trauma, boarding schools, addiction recovery, job discrimination, housing discrimination, mascots, and other issues related to racial justice in a safe and supportive space.”

WHAT: Anishinaabe Healing Stories at Sault Ste. Maire Tribe of Chippewa Indians

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2018; 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Sunday, October 7, 2018; 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building, 11 Ice Circle Driver, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783


WHAT: Anishinaabe Healing Stories at Hannahville Indian Community

WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018; 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Island Resort & Casino – Wolf Room, W 399 US – 2, Harris, Michigan 49845


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