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Greater Milwaukee Circle of Life: Elimination of Racism and Discrimination, Healing Through the Eyes of Children

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Part of an ambitious four-year project generously underwritten by the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation, this book presents essays on culture, family and history written by students from numerous Milwaukee area elementary schools, representing different cultures: Asian-American, Native American, African-American, European-American and Hispanic-American. This project also resulted in a mural of the same name, located at the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union. A picture of the mural is featured as a fold out in the book.

Excerpts:

Traditional Indian Ways

My tribe name is Chippewa or Objibwe, Chippewa and Ojibwe are two different names for the same tribe. I am going to tell you what I’ve learned about my tribe by research. I’ll also tell you some information I learned from my grandpa…

My Mother and Me

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live with parents who couldn’t find a job in their home country or parents who had to live in horrible conditions because they couldn’t find jobs? Well, these hardships were faced by my mom’s family…
Published 2009. Download excerpt. (PDF)

Funded by the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation.