This video is from a series of events hosted by the Michigan History Center called Rock Your Mocs. The goal of these events is to offer a greater understanding of Native people in Michigan, both past and present.
In this brief video, Eric Hemenway leads a discussion about contemporary issues for Native peoples in Michigan. Topics includes names and identity, Standing Rock, and enduring stereotypes.
Why is the word Indian problematic?
What is Standing Rock and its current?
What is the current situation at Standing Rock?
Should the the construction of the pipeline stop or continue?
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. “Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.” Accessed August 2, 2019. https://www.ltbbodawa-nsn.gov/
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “Stand with Standing Rock.” Accessed August 2, 2019. https://standwithstandingrock.net/
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.” Accessed August 2, 2019. https://www.standingrock.org/
Learn more about Rock Your Mocs.
The Michigan History Center has been hosting events titled Rock Your Mocs since 2016. The goal of these events is to offer a greater understanding of Native people in Michigan, both past and present.
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