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RCer Spot: Chantal Cotton Gaines '08 Political Science

Chantal reflects on community activism, being an artist, her hometown of Flint, and why she loves to make cheesecake.


The University of Michigan is located on the territory of the Anishinaabe people.  In 1817, the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadami Nations made the largest single land donation to the University of Michigan, ceded in the Treaty at the Foot of the Rapids so that their children could be educated. We acknowledge the history of native displacement that allowed the University of Michigan to be founded. Today we reaffirm contemporary and ancestral Anishinaabek ties to the land and their profound contributions to this institution.