We have received the news that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Detroit will be presenting POH for Native American Month in November.
Jay Jones, of Potawatomi and Ojibwa decent, is a Senior Designer and co-chair of the First Nations Group at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He tells us, “We are in a building that has 16,000 people on any given day. I hope we have to turn people away.”
The event will most certainly be an eye-opener for most, but will have special significance for Jay. Susie Jones, Jay’s mother, is the honoured guest. As an IRS survivor, Susie will share her story as gestures of reconciliation are created to honour those who did not.
Indian Residential Schools in Canada were modeled on the “American Indian Boarding Schools”, so Indigenous peoples in both countries share a common legacy of surviving genocidal policies meant to disrupt and dismantle their cultures.
A huge “meegwetch” to Jay and the First Nations Group at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for partnering with Project of Heart and we hope that Native American Month is a resounding success!