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LCC celebrates Native American Heritage Awareness

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 16:54:20-05

LANSING, Mich. — Lansing Community College is participating in the month-long celebration of Native American Heritage.

This is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse culture, traditions and history of Native people, while acknowledging the significant contributions that have been made.

An intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans will be explored in the documentary film Gather 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24. The reclaiming of spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide will be discussed. Rosebud Schneider from the Ziibimijwang program with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians will be the special guest that will discuss the farm and market they started, and how native food sovereignty is helping their tribe. Visit www.lcc.edu/calendar [lcc.edu] for event details.

Earlier this month, the college had a virtual viewing of Spirit of Woodland Indian Crafts along with a virtual showing of the Black Ash basket collection.

The month is also an opportune time to create awareness about tribes and the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and present-day, and to celebrate their resiliency in conquering these challenges.

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