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Monday, 25 September, 2017

420 N. POKEGAMA AVENUE

2017 marks the third annual Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Grand Rapids. This year we focus on area history that largely goes unexamined. We invite Grand Rapids residents to participate in an essay contest to bring one of our unexamined truths into the light. To learn more about the essay and how to submit yours, click here.  Click here to learn more about other Indigenous People’s Day events and activities. 

 

 

Image used by the Ojibwe to explain the Sandy Lake tragedy of 1850-51. Contemporary elders say that the lines from the hearts and eyes of the Catfish, Man-fish, Bear, and the three Martens to the heart and eye of the Crane signify that all the headmen shared the same views. The last line, going out from the Crane's eye, indicated that the entire group had authorized Chief Buffalo (Crane Clan) to speak to President Fillmore on their behalf. Image used by the Ojibwe to explain the Sandy Lake tragedy of 1850-51. Contemporary elders say that the lines from the hearts and eyes of the Catfish, Man-fish, Bear, and the three Martens to the heart and eye of the Crane signify that all the headmen shared the same views. The last line, going out from the Crane's eye, indicated that the entire group had authorized Chief Buffalo (Crane Clan) to speak to President Fillmore on their behalf.