Held at the Nottawaseppi Northern Health Center, 311 State Street SE,
Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday, November 13, 2014, the
"American Indian Community Forum" was the first public event
held as part of the planning stage of the "Gi-gikinomaage-min:
Defend Our History, Unlock Your Spirit" project. That project is
a collaboration among several units at GVSU including the Kutsche
Office of Local History, Native American Advisory Board, Office of
Multicultural Affairs, and GVSU Special Collections and Archives. The
program is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities
Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The goal of this project is to document the experience of American
Indian elders who lived in Grand Rapids during the relocation period.