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MN-245454-OMS-20

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Fiscal Year: 
2020
Award: 
$63,186.00
City: 
Peshawbestown
State: 
MI
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will develop cultural programming at its Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center to reinforce the band's tribal identity, contribute to the preservation of its cultural heritage, and educate Natives and non-Natives in the area. An Expressive Culture series will feature speakers who will facilitate demonstrations or discussions on a variety of chosen topics. The presentations will be recorded and preserved as part of the museum's archival collections. The museum will hire a curator/archivist to assist with the coordination of project activities. The curator/archivist and other staff will participate in online genealogy classes and utilize newly acquired software to capture family trees and tribal history from the community to initiate an archive of genealogical histories for the tribe.