Press Release

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, CMU Archaeologists earn state recognition

Michigan Anishinaabek Cultural Preservation & Repatriation Alliance (MACPRA) Chairman William Johnson presents Mr. John Kennedy a check in the amount of $500.00


On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the MACPRA Quarterly Meeting in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and hosted by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, MACPRA Representatives voted unanimously in favor of a donation for the Native American Monument Project.

Mr. John Kennedy presented his vision to erect a monument to all of the Native Americans that call the Port Huron, Michigan area home. The monument will be nestled along the shore of the St. Clair River at the base of Lake Huron and in the shadow of the Blue Water Bridge. 

Mr. Kennedy gifted the MACPRA Representatives with strands of condolence beads as a way to see ideas clearly, hear words accurately and to speak thoughts truthfully. John’s respectful presentation was met with much appreciation as he spoke eloquently about his efforts.  Mr. Kennedy provided t-shirts to help raise awareness for the Native American Monument Project as well.

MACPRA applauds John’s cultural preservation efforts and supports our Haudenosaunee nee-kon-nis-ug (brother) as he works to achieve his goal. Through the traditional belief that we are brothers and sisters with all tribes, together we will keep our traditions alive.

Native American Monument Project
Send donations to:
John Kennedy
232 Sycamore
Port Huron, Michigan 48060
(810) 388-5143


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