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Building power through reindigenization: Sharing the story of Menīkānaehkem

In this case study, published in the Journal of Community Psychology, Menīkānaehkem provides a valuable example of how community organizing is rooted in historical and cultural context to support power-building and collective action. For Menīkānaehkem, effective organizing aligns with their efforts to heal from historical and ongoing colonization. Strong organizing connects to community members’ commitments to reinvigorate and engage in cultural practices and to re-Indigenize themselves, their food, and their political and economic structures.

This paper’s first author is graduate student Victoria Faust; co-authors include CommNS Associate Director Amy Hilgendorf and members of the Menīkānaehkem, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.

Read the full article at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jcop.22733