Join us for the 2022 Earth Day of Service.
April 22, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsored by The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Indigenous People Awareness Committee, Health and Human Services, Student Life, Arts and Sciences and the LCC Library.
- 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | LCC Downtown Campus, Gannon Building, Level 1 Michigan Room
Welcome and Keynote Speaker Frank Ettawagishik
Topic: Climate change and saving Mother Earth
- 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Travel to Service Locations
All sites volunteers will be turning over compost, painting planters, digging and turning over the ground, and cleaning up park areas.
- 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Service Time (select a location when you RSVP)
RSVP Now! Limited space to the first 50 registrations.
About the Keynote Speaker:
Frank Ettawagishik, a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, and current President on the Board of the Association on American Indian Affairs and the Executive Director of the United Tribes of Michigan. Frank has extensive experience in leadership roles serving Indian Country, from his time as the Tribal Chairman of the LTBB of Odawa Indians to working on several non-profit Boards. Deeply committed to the success of Native communities across Turtle Island and matters involving cultural sovereignty, climate change, federal acknowledgment and repatriation, Frank has spent 40 years in public service!
His work includes serving on the Executive Board of the National Congress of American Indians, the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes, the Historical Society of Michigan, the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority, the Michigan Climate Action Council, the Little Traverse Conservancy, the Michigan Travel Commission, the Public Interest Advisory Group for the International Joint Commission’s Upper Great Lakes Study, the Michigan Great Lakes Offshore Wind Council, and the Michigan Ground Water Conservation Advisory Council.
Frank stays close to his culture through his practice of traditional storytelling and his work as a potter. Frank believes that Native people can best prepare for the future by rooting themselves in traditional culture.
For more information, please contact Jonathan Rosewood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-483-1259.