The Northland College Indigenous Cultures Center launched a multi-media project called Messages for the Next Seven Generations, an initiative to not only archive cultural knowledge and advice but also to spread a message of personal spirit.
They started by setting up at powwows and talking to participants. Two interns will continue the project throughout the year. They will be visiting tribal youth centers and other venues to collect messages for the future.
Through multi-generational photographs and other media, the project hopes to preserve the culture and lifeways of native peoples; now, and for the next seven generations to come.
“The project is about promoting a sense of pride, hope, resiliency, and individuality while connecting different communities through storytelling,” said Katrina Werchouski, director of the Indigenous Cultures Center.
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