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White Lies Matter: MLive, Holland and the celebration of Settler Colonialism

On Tuesday, February 9, MLive ran an article entitled, Dutch settlers founded Holland on this day in 1847.  The article then says: It was Feb. 9, 1847 when a small group of settlers led by Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte … Continue reading

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The Role of Church & State in Native Displacement in West MI : Settler Colonialism in Grand Rapids Part II

Last month we posted a piece that names the founding of Grand Rapids as a manifestation of Settler Colonialism. We pointed out that Native communities that lived along the Washtanong, what Settler Colonialists now call the Grand River. We also pointed … Continue reading

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