Youth Panelists on Racial Justice, NJC Director Cecelia LaPointe, and KBIC youth attendees at the 2018 Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference.
Published May 19, 2019
Native Justice Coalition hosting Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference May 24-26
BARAGA, Mich. — The Native Justice Coalition, along with various community partners, will host the second annual Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference on May 24-26, 2019 in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Baraga, Michigan.
Tackling discussions of local and national racism, this conference empowers Native Peoples across the Great Lakes region to come together and share experiences of healing, wellness, and sobriety.
The Anishinaabe, People of the Three Fires — the Odawa (Ottawa), the Ojibwe (Chippewa) and the Potawatomi — make up the twelve federally-recognized tribes and four historic tribes of Michigan. Modern nation-state boundaries cut through Anishinaabewaki, Anishinaabe Land, which traditionally extends from the Eastern seaboard to the Great Plains region. Today, federally-recognized Anishinaabe tribes are located in Ontario, Manitoba, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Kansas, and Indiana.
Last year, panelists addressed more than 200 conference attendees who registered or dropped-in throughout the three-day event. An amazing fact is that last year the conference had 60 walk-ins from mostly the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and other local bands.
The Native Justice Coalition, directed by Cecelia LaPointe, is dedicated to uplifting the strength and spirit of the Anishinaabe community. If you would like to be involved or make a donation to sustain this important work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is free. Visit nativejusticecoalition.org for conference details.