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Welcome to Mino-Bimaadiziwin, "the good life" we are building around Little Traverse Bay.

 

About Miigwech

Miigwech, Inc. is a nonprofit organization driven by a single goal: to promote and practice Mino-Bimaadiziwin (The Good Life) by making our community a better place for all. We provide services, share teachings, and build understanding of Mino-Bimaadiziwin within the Wagankising community.

OUR MISSION

Promote a positive environment that encourages growth, critical thinking skills, reasoning, global conscience, respect for diversity, and education that is seated in the Anishinaabe Seven Grandfather Teachings.

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Promoting healthy, safe families
Supporting women in all careers
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Providing scholarships for trade programs

Programs

How we create change to live Mino-Bimaadiziwin

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DIRECT ASSISTANCE

Providing funds, project support, and other resources to uplift community members

With this initiative, our goal is to increase great opportunities for everyone in our community, especially women, BIPOC, and other disadvantaged groups. Access to the right resources can empower residents and grow their skills and confidence, creating a strong local economy and improving quality of life for all.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Sharing Wisdom from Those Here First

This program aims to inspire system change within the Greater Waganakising Community, putting Indigenous peoples at the heart. We lead workshops, teach small groups, and provide resources that foster understanding, creativity, and curiosity to motivate and encourage growth. We continue to promote the history of Waganakising ancestors while creating a brighter future for the next Seven Generations.

Learn More
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Get in Touch

Meredith Kennedy, Acting Director

miigwech.nonprofit@gmail.com

Waganakising (Harbor Springs, Michigan)

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Working towards a just and sustainable community by changing underlying systems. 

While quick fixes keep our heads above water in the short-term, they do not address the root causes of our problems. We are in it for the long-haul: going to county and township planning meetings, disrupting the status quo, and putting a stop to harmful policies and practices that keep us from living Mino-Bimaadiziwin.