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The first Anishinaabek Caucus of Michigan

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Win Awenen Nisitotung (Sault Tribe newspaper), 3/15/19

Anishinaabek Caucus Mission Statement

The Anishinaabek Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party educates, empowers, and advocates on issues that Native Americans deem important to Indian Country, including but not limited to Treaty Rights and Tribal Sovereignty.

“The State of Michigan occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabek – Three Fires Confederacy, the Odawa (Ottawa), Ojibwe (Chippewa), and Bodewadmi (Potawatomi). The Michigan Democratic Party recognizes historic Indigenous communities in Michigan and those forcibly removed from their homelands. We further recognize the ongoing relationship of dependence upon, and respect for, all living beings of earth, sky, and water. In offering this land acknowledgment, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty, history, and experiences.”

OFFICERS

Andrea Pierce, Chair
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

T. J. Stephens, Vice-Chair
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Julie Dye, Secretary
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Brandi Nehila, Treasurer
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians