OLD MISSION — Eric Hemenway is Anishinaabek Odawa and grew up in Cross Village. His mother was heavily involved in the movement for the Little Traverse Bay Band Indians’ fight for federal tribal recognition in the late 1980s.

TRAVERSE CITY — Nikki Nelson drove her family van through a series of back roads in Mason County, with a jiimaan, a traditional Anishinaabe canoe, strapped to the top.

TRAVERSE CITY — Indigenous communities across North America will celebrate the eighth annual Orange Shirt Day today — a way to remember and honor Indigenous children who suffered and died in residential and boarding schools under U.S. and Canadian assimilation policies.

TRAVERSE CITY — Tribal chairman Bryan Newland said he was looking for help during one of his early encounters with Andrew Brisbo, the director of Michigan’s new Marijuana Regulatory Authority.

DETROIT — On July 1, four Indigenous women were photographed in downtown Waawiiyaatanong (Detroit) wearing full regalia and standing on the remains of a monument to Christopher Columbus.

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TRAVERSE CITY — A new Record-Eagle partnership with Indigenizing the News will focus on improving Indigenous news representation in the state.

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