Cook on Odawa Anishinabek History, January 15th

Image courtesy of the Band.

Image courtesy of the Band.

JoAnne Cook will speak about the History of the Odawa Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region in the McGuire Room at Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere, on Sunday, January 15th, from 1-2:30pm.

JoAnne Cook is from Peshawbestown, Michigan. In 2012 she was elected to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Tribal Council. JoAnne’s professional experience has been with Tribal Courts. She was involved in the organization of Peacemaking and Healing to Wellness Court (Drug Court) – alternative courts utilizing tradition and culture to promote healing and restorative balance for those involved. She believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinabe way of life and has continued with her learning of the 3 Fires people. She presents to various communities on the way of life and culture of the Odawa. In addition, she has taught a course titled Native Law and Culture.


2 thoughts on “Cook on Odawa Anishinabek History, January 15th

  1. Hoping that you will record Odawa Anishinabek History and have it available for check out or duplication for schools and individuals!


    • Hello Cynthia! I am afraid that Sundays are a hit-and-miss time for us to get someone in to film our programs, and this Sunday is a miss. Ms. Cook may be willing to come back, though, if we get enough interest! I’ll be sure to pass on your comment to Stephen Siciliano, Chair of TAHS.


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