"Taanishi Andrew Bracken dishinihkaashoon. Li Michif pi aen Zhwif niiya. La Rivyayr Roozh d’ooschiin. Nkwejong niwiikin." Andrew Bracken is Métis and Ashkenazi Jewish with family from the Red River. He currently lives in East Lansing. He is a Research Assistant on the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan project with the Center of Community and Economic Development and MSU Extension. Andrew Bracken is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Arts and Humanities and dual minoring in Museum Studies and American Indian Indigenous Studies. He currently serves as the Cultural Programmer and Historian for the North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO), as well as sitting on the Land Acknowledgement Plaque Committee and Pow Wow Board. After graduating, he plans on working in museums with a focus on Indigenous material culture. He wants his work to allow Native people to tell their own stories as they see fit and provide a space where they can be the keepers of their own heritage.
Research Assistant, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Project