Native Americans

A personal confession: I am a racist

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

by Doug Kindschi, Director, Kaufman Interfaith Institute As a child I had very positive contacts with African Americans, never recall telling a racist joke or using the “n-word.”  As an adult I have tried to support equality for all...

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Rapidian on the street: Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes)

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian and GRTV went down to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to find out what people were thinking about after viewing Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) by Dylan Miner. The piece presents four Lowrider...

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Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience

by (grpl)

Submitted 11-24-2014 under

Our Fires Still Burn is a one-hour documentary about the lives of contemporary Native American role models in the Midwest. The film examines the myth that American Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to...

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Upcoming fundraiser prepares to support Native Americans locally and nationwide

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 04-16-2014 under NEWS

  The Gathering Thunder Foundation, a nonprofit organization based out of Rockford and dedicated to preserving Native American culture, will be having their Annual Spring Gala at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on April 26. This foundation is...

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Story Matters: Kathleen Russell remembers history of Indian Mounds

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While in Ah Nab Awen Park on Friday, August 23, The Rapidian's Story Matters project...

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Students from Kent Vocational Options learn about Native American history and culture.

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 11-12-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, November 9, students at Kent Vocational Options participated in a presentation through the Native American Education Program of Grand Rapids Public Schools. This program, located at the Straight Building, is a federally funded program...

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Grand Rapids area grade schoolers help prove how Native Americans made maple sugar

by (mgryczan)

Submitted 06-23-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Students of Blandford School and Goodwillie Environmental School helped a research team to figure out the historically accurate way that Native Americans may have made maple sugar from tree sap, and the findings may change the way that hundreds of...

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