Native American Exhibit and Oral History Celebration
The Gi-gikinomaage-min ("We are all teachers"): Defend Our History, Unlock Your Spirit Project is dedicated to documenting the urban Native American experience in Grand Rapids. On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, community and project team members gathered in the Grand Rapids Public Museum for guided tours of the Museum's Native American exhibits, a reception, and oral history celebration. This effort is a collaboration among GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History, Native American Advisory Board, Office of Multicultural Affairs, GVSU Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and the Grand Rapids Public Library. It is supported in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.