Thursday, May 22, 2014

Meet Native America: Kenneth Meshigaud, Tribal Chairperson of the Hannahville Indian Community

Meet Native American. The National Museum of the American Indian.

"In the interview series Meet Native America, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian invites tribal leaders, cultural figures, and other interesting and accomplished Native individuals to introduce themselves and say a little about their lives and work. Together, their responses illustrate the diversity of the indigenous communities of the Western Hemisphere, as well as their shared concerns, and offer insights beyond what’s in the news to the ideas and experiences of Native peoples today." 
-Dennis Zotigh, NMAI 


Kenneth Meshigaud, tribal chairperson, Hannahville Indian Community. Image Courtesy of NMAI.
Kenneth Meshigaud, tribal chairperson, Hannahville Indian Community.
Image Courtesy of NMAI.

"Where is your community located?
Our tribe—a band of Potawatomi—is located in the south central part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It's best described as approximately two hours north of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Where was your nation originally from?
The great nation of Potawatomi once called the areas of southern Michigan, southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio our ancestral homelands."
To view the full interview, click here.

Hannahville Indian Community's website.
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