Category Archives: Indigenous Resistance

Interview with Odawa War & Peace Chief 1993

This posting is based on an interview from the independent newspaper, The Fundamentalist in the summer of 1993. The entire interview is linked in the posting, but a summary is what we are providing. One of the co-editors of the … Continue reading

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Interview with an Anishinaabe working in the the Grand Rapids Public Schools – 1992

This interview was conducted by one of the co-editor’s of the independent newspaper in Grand Rapids during the 1990s, The Fundamentalist. The interview, published in its entirety, was part of an issue of the independent newspaper that was completely devoted … Continue reading

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Artwork highlights a People’s History in Grand Rapids – Print #2: White Lies

This past semester, art students in Brett Colley’s class on printmaking, invited me to come talk about the Grand Rapids People’s History Project. The intent of the class was to have students investigate their own part of a People’s History … Continue reading

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Not at play in the fields of the Lord: The Bible League and Genocide

Editor’s Note: It is clear to anyone who investigates the history of West Michigan that religion has played a significant role in both promoting and resisting systems of oppression. The religious right for nearly 200 years in West Michigan has … Continue reading

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Monuments, propaganda and settler colonialism in Grand Rapids

This posting is part of the Lies Across Grand Rapids series that looks at how land marks, monuments and other historical markings tell either a distorted view history or a history that defends power and privilege.  There are numerous statues … Continue reading

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Members of the American Indian Movement spoke at GVSU in 1973

In February of 1973, members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) began a 71-day campaign to defend the sovereign rights of Native Americans in the territories occupied by the State of South Dakota, specifically at the Pine Ridge Reservation. AIM … Continue reading

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GR Central American Solidarity flyer connects Guatemalan Genocide to Columbus Legacy

We came across a flyer the other day that was produced in 1990 by the Latin American Working Group from the Institute for Global Education.  The flyer talks about the Columbian legacy and the genocidal policies in Guatemala during the … Continue reading

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