Lansing Community Faculty: LCC celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

October 13, 2021

Lansing, me. – Lansing Community College celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day with a tree consecration and land recognition.

The LCC Board of Trustees decided at its board meeting on September 20 that the college will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day every second Monday in October from October 11, 2021.

The board also adopted a resolution recognizing that the area comprising the LCC campus was originally inhabited by the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi peoples.

LCC Trustee Samantha Vaive read the land recognition statement, followed by a prayer, blurring, an overview of Indigenous Peoples Day, and a tree dedication ceremony.

“At Lansing Community College, we’re celebrating Culture 365,” said Chief Diversity Officer Tonya Bailey. “Today’s inauguration celebrated the Native Americans. It has been an honor to recognize and celebrate the beautiful traditions and cultures of the indigenous peoples. This ceremony further demonstrates LCC’s commitment to creating an inclusive campus community be.”

Founded in 1957, Lansing Community College is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students each year in a six-county area. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in moving to a four-year institution, career and personal development, development education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers bespoke programs for credit, non-credit, and continuing education programs. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to acquire bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the LCC downtown campus. See lcc.edu for more information.

Lansing Community College strives to provide equal employment opportunities and education to all people, regardless of race, skin color, gender, age, religion, national origin, belief, race, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, marital status , Marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other proprietary status or genetic information that is inconsistent with the person’s ability to perform duties or positions, or that has nothing to do with the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses , Services or activities offered by the college.

The following people have been appointed to handle non-discrimination policy inquiries: Equal Opportunities Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504 / ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504 / ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Lori Willett, Human Resources Manager / Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.

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