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Native American community feels disrespected over proposed restructuring of educational program

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, community members who support the Native American Education Program of the Grand Rapids Public Schools held a public hearing to discuss its future. The meeting began with traditional welcome songs and event updates....

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'Championing female leaders of color in West Michigan'

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Shannon Cohen and Patricia Sosa VerDuin began having conversations about the representation of women of color in leadership in the news while they got to know each other as W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellows. Cohen is the...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Kathy Sam

by Heartside Gallery and Studio (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 12-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for January is Kathy Sam.  Here's a little bit about Kathy, in her own words: "My name is Kathy Sam, and I was born in Manistee in 1954 as a full blood Native American from the Ottawa Tribe. From 5-17 years old I...

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