Top 3 Nonprofits to win a BATA wrap from @image360tc
The Network was chosen as one of 10 finalists to vie for an artistic “bus wrap” created by Image 360 for BATA. Wouldn’t a BATA bus look beautiful featuring images showcasing all this is wonderful from our robust Network of artists, culture bearers, organizations, galleries, creative projects, community builders and so much more.
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Today we join with all in the Network and Northern Michigan to celebrate and honor Indigenous Peoples Day. Here are a few of the events in process across the region. (Art by Jamie John)
Free Day at Dennos Museum Center with TADL, WCMU
The Dennos Museum Center,Traverse Area District Library, and WCMU are celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with stories, dancing, a film screening and indigenous foods. The Dennos will be hosting storytime, picture book giveaways, and crafts followed by a preview of the brand new PBS series, The American Buffalo. In partnership with WCMU, the DMC welcomes Chef Sam Anglin, a Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Member who will provide remarks and an introduction to the indigenous food he is preparing for the reception. More here.
An American Buffalo
Ken Burns newest PBS film, The American Buffalo, is a biography of an improbable, shaggy beast that has found itself at the center of many of the country’s most mythic and heartbreaking tales. It’s being featured 10/9 at 4pm at the Dennos but seats for the screening may be filled. The film – which will premier 1016 at 8pm – will be available via WCMU and PBS. For more information on the film, Burns’ work and streaming options, link here. To watch now, Here’s a discussion with Burns and historians exploring lessons from the film – the early history and special relationship between native American people and the buffalo; its relation to the larger grassland and prairie ecosystems; and Tribal contributions to restoration of the buffalo today, link here.
Leland Cultural Campus Welcomes Indigenous Peoples’ Day Speakers
The Leland Cultural Campus, comprising of the Old Art Building, Leland Township Public Library,Leelanau Historical Society, and Fishtown Preservation Society, hosted a special event in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Feature local speakers – JoAnne Cook, Holly T. Bird and Jamie John addressed various aspects of Indigenous culture, history, and activism. Conversations continue to 3pm.
Free Download of The Firekeeper’s Daughter
Thanks to the Library of Michigan and BiblioBoard, Michigan Humanities is offering free audiobook and E-book downloads of The Firekeeper’s Daughter to anyone with a Michigan IP address! There will be two download windows, aligning with the fall and spring author tours. The first download window is open now through-October 18. Link to download here.
NMC Campus Celebration
Northwestern Michigan College and the NMC Native American Student Organization are presenting an Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration, Monday October 10th from 2-4pm. The Grand Traverse Band, drummers, dancers, and other Native members will be under the pines to help educate and celebrate the day.
The Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network receives support from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Network benefits from a MI H.O.P.E grant provided by Michigan Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.