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Kutsche Office of Local History to Host Roundtable Event

March 10, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Kutsche Office of Local History hosts the sixth annual Local History Roundtable on Thursday, March 26 at the Grand Rapids Public Library. Highlights include talks by Hank Meijer (Meijer, Inc.) and Ellen Messer (Tufts University)

Urban Native American Experience Project Begins Collecting Oral Histories

February 28, 2015

The "Gigikino-maage-min: Defend Our History, Unlock Your Spirit" project -- still in its early stages -- has begun collecting oral histories to document the urban Native American experience in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Gordon Olson Award: Now Accepting Nominations

February 2, 2015

The Kutsche Office of Local History is seeking nominations for the 2015 Gordon Olson Award, presented to someone who has made outstanding contributions to local history.

American Indian Forum Featured on GVSU Homepage

November 17, 2014

Second Native American event set for Wednesday, December 3...

Native News Online Features Gi-gikinomaage-min

November 13, 2014

Read more about the goals of the new "Gi-gikinomaage-min: Defend Our History, Unlock Your Spirit" project.

Gi-gikinomaage-min on "Stateside" with Cynthia Canty

November 12, 2014

Hear project coordinator, Belinda Bardwell, and Native News Online editor, Levi Rickert, talk about the Gi-Gikinomaage-min project today at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Michigan Radio.

Belinda Bardwell and Levi Rickert featured on WZZM's "Take Five"

November 11, 2014

Project coordinator, Belinda Bardwell, and Native News Online editor, Levi Rickert, were interviewed on WZZM's "Take Five" about the Gi-gikinomaage-min project and the significance of Native American Heritage Month.

Hear Simone Jonaitis on WGVU

November 10, 2014

Simone Jonaitis, project team member on the Gi-gikinomaage-min project, and member of the Native American Advisory Board was interviewed by Shelly Irwin on WGVU. This project is funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the NEH.

Youth Leadership Initiative Featured in GV Magazine

November 10, 2014

Through an oral history project facilitated by Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History, the Cook Library Scholars documented the Grandville Avenue neighborhood.

Portrait of My Community Celebration

September 19, 2014

The young scholars who worked for a year documenting the history of their Grandville Avenue neighborhood celebrated the successful conclusion of their project at the Cook Library Center September 18.



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