Proud to be a Wolverine? This talk sounds interesting:

“Charlene Teters, from the documentary “In Whose Honor?”, will be speaking on Friday October 17th, at 7:30 in the Wolverine room in the Michigan Union.

Charlene Teters (Spokane), provoked by racial and social injustices endured by American Indians, has served as a lightning rod for change. Her work has led to progress in the United States and Canada. In Central America her words and thoughts are being repeated by Indian peoples involved in their own struggles for human rights.

Charlene Teters is a founding Board Member of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media, an artist, activist, and lecturer. She challenges the inappropriate use of American Indian images, culture and spiritual life ways by schools, scholars, museums, corporations, and media. In 1988 she and her artwork became politicized at The University of Illinois, a school that uses as their mascot the image of a fantasy “Chief.” The history of Charlene’s work is the subject of a nationally aired award winning documentary “In Whose Honor?” by Jay Rosenstein. She continues to expose deeply ingrained perceptions, stereotypes and racism aimed at American Indians through her multimedia art installations, writings and lectures.

Sponsored by the Native American Student Association, Native American Studies, The Exhibit museum of natural history, and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.”

> Read up on Michigamua here, and check out these scans from the archive, and why this matters.

Here’s what I want to know: why did the Facilities Director of the Michigan Union Audrey Schwimmer join Michigamua – in 2000?

Author: Rob