Lansing Community College

LCC celebrates Native American Heritage Awareness

By Marilyn Twine

Lansing Community College is participating in the month-long celebration of Native American Heritage

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Community College is participating in the month-long celebration of Native American Heritage.

This is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse culture, traditions, and history of Native people while acknowledging the significant contributions that have been made.

An intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans will be explored in the documentary film Gather 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24. The reclaiming of spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide will be discussed. Rosebud Schneider from the Ziibimijwang program with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians will be the special guest discussing the farm and market they started, and how native food sovereignty is helping their tribe. Visit www.lcc.edu/calendar for event details.

Earlier this month, the college had a virtual viewing of Spirit of Woodland Indian Crafts along with a virtual showing of the Black Ash basket collection.

The month is also an opportune time to create awareness about tribes and the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and present-day and to celebrate their resiliency in conquering these challenges.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

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