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Native North

Maajinanda-gikendan. Native North Tours & Storytelling provides the education and resources you need to understand the culture of the Indigenous People of Little Traverse Bay: the Anishinaabek of Waganakising.

Services Offered

The Benefits of Consulting are Endless


Speaking Presentations

Professional development, cultural competency and more.


Tours: Walking Tours & Driving Tours

Join us for a cultural tour around Waganakising (Little Traverse Bay).



For those interested in local Indigenous tales and folklore.


Reclaiming Who We Are—No Barrier Tour

This service is for Anishinaabek only

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Mitten Mommas: Family Leadership 

Creating Systems Change for Michigan's Parent Leaders

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Successful Partnerships

We partner with a wide variety of organizations, both local and statewide, in order to drive systems change.

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I've lived in Michigan my entire life, but never have I learned so much about it's history in such rich, honest detail-- Meredith is an amazing storyteller and historian representing the Odawa tribe who first discovered and settled this spectacular region.

Emily H.


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Meredith Kennedy, Owner

Waganakising (Petoskey, MI)


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Native North Tours & Storytelling LLC is Indigenous owned and operated by Waganakising Odawa tribal citizen Meredith Kennedy. Meredith is a proud mother. She is a graduate of NCMC and Ferris State University with a background in education leadership. Her career has always focused on serving her tribal communities; 17 years in the areas of environmental, education, culture, mental health and substance abuse. She is a small business owner, Native North Tours and Storytelling LLC , director of  Miigwech Inc., a tribally incorporated nonprofit, former appointment on the Odawa Economic Affairs Holding Corporation and Think Babies Michigan Executive Board. 

She considers serving her community the highest honor. Promoting Odawa culture and Mino Bimaadiziwin, the good life, is the legacy she wants to leave for her children and her community members both Indigenous and non- Indigenous. Her legacy is to focus on the next Seven Generations growing up supporting each other with love, understanding and respect. 

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