MT. PLEASANT — Melissa Pamp took the phone to a different room to talk about her daughter.
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.
PETOSKEY — Wasson (aka Renee Dillard) stood on the shore of Lake Michigan just east of the Straits of Mackinac, directing a group of volunteers while they waded into the water toward a swath of anaakanaashkoon — known in English as softstem bulrush.
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.
This Week's Circulars
TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Patricia "Pat" Marie Richard, 79, of Traverse City went peacefully to the Lord with her family at her side on June 6, 2021. She was born on April 17, 1942 in Muskegon to the late Lewis and Bessie (Wilbur) Olsen. She graduated from Traverse City High School in 1960. Pat …
ST. LOUIS [mdash] John Edward Twietmeyer, 58, of St. Louis, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021, at his home. John was born in Saginaw on April 8, 1963, the son of Edward H. and Shirley A. (Mastic) Twietmeyer. He graduated from Traverse City Central High School with the class of 1981. He also …
92, of Omena, died June 16, 2021 in Traverse City. The family will greet friends at 11 a.m. to the start of the 11:30 a.m. service on Wednesday, June 23, at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Dennis D. Cox, age 68, of Traverse City passed away on Saturday, Dec. 19 surrounded by his wife and family, after making a trip earlier in the week to the casino and winning big one last time. Denny was born on Oct. 29, 1952 to the late Roy Dunham and Gladys Latva in Tr…
A memorial service will take place July 10 at 11 a.m. at the Fife Lake United Methodist Church. A celebration of their lives with food and fellowship is to follow at 105 2nd Street in Fife Lake.