A small victory against Settler Colonialism in Kalamazoo: An interview with Ben Williams

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

On Tuesday, Kalamazoo City Commissioners voted to remove the Fountain of the Pioneers statue from Bronson Park.

The statue of the Fountain of the Pioneers has attracted attention since a master plan was approved in 2016.  The fountain includes a representation of a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American.

Yesterday, we interviewed Ben Williams (Potawatomi) about his thoughts on the significance of the vote to remove the statue that contributes to a Settler Colonial narrative.

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