All Hands In
Meet the Team

Miigwech is extremely proud to be both founded and led by Indigenous women. Our lived experiences and hardships inspire us to make our community better for future generations.

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MEREDITH KENNEDY

Executive Director | Waganakising Odawa

Meredith is a proud mother of six and a graduate of NCMC and Ferris State University with a background in education leadership. Her career has always focused on serving her tribal communities; 17 years in the areas of environment, education, culture, mental health, and substance abuse with experience as a director within the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians government and the Intertribal Council of Michigan. In addition to being the founder and executive director of Miigwech, she is a small business owner (Native North Tours and Storytelling), has an appointment on the Odawa Economic Affairs Holding Corporation, and is a member the of the Think Babies Michigan executive board. 

 

She considers serving her community the highest honor. Promoting Odawa culture and Mino Bimaadiziwin, the good life, is the legacy she wants to leave for her children and her community members, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Her legacy is to focus on the next Seven Generations growing up supporting each other with love, understanding, and respect. 

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NICOLE DAILY

Board Woman | Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Bio coming soon!

Confident Woman

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REBECCA FISHER

Bio coming soon!

Board Woman | Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

TRACEE SMITH

Board Woman | Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Bio coming soon!

Confident Woman

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STACEY NONGUESKWA-LOPEZ

Board Woman | Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Burt Lake Band)

Bio coming soon!