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View of a gallery installation. Black walls with gold and silver text tell the story of the Burt Lake Band of Anishinaabe Native Americans
Photo by Jeri Hollister and Patrick Young, Michigan Imaging

Future Cache

Andrea Carlson
Curated by: Jennifer Friess, Associate Curator of Photography
Now thru June 2025
Vertical Gallery

YOU ARE ON ANISHINAABE LAND

In Andrea Carlson Future Cache, a 40-foot-tall memorial wall towers over visitors, commemorating the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians who were violently burned from their land in Northern Michigan on October 15, 1900. Written across the walls above and around the memorial, a statement proclaims Anishinaabe rights to the land we stand on: “You are on Anishinaabe Land.”

Presented alongside are paintings of imagined decolonized landscapes and a symbolic cache of provisions. Future Cache implicitly asks those who have benefited from the legacies of colonization to consider where they stand and where to go from here and seeks to foster a sense of belonging for displaced Indigenous peoples fighting for restitution.

Photo of Future Cache Land acknowledgment app by Neil Kagerer

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Hear the story that inspired Future Cache in Anishinaabemowin and English.
Photo by Jeri Hollister and Patrick Young, Michigan Imaging
Photo by Jeri Hollister and Patrick Young, Michigan Imaging
Photo by Jeri Hollister and Patrick Young, Michigan Imaging
Photo by Jeri Hollister and Patrick Young, Michigan Imaging

Select Objects on View

Andrea Carlson, Sky in the Morning Hours of "Binaakwiiwi-giizis 15, 1900", 2022, gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist © Andrea Carlson
Andrea Carlson, Day Maker, 2022, gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist © Andrea Carlson
Andrea Carlson, L'assomption Sash for Carrying Things that No Longer Exist #5, 2022, gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist © Andrea Carlson

Exhibition Guide

Learn more about Andrea Carlson: Future Cache installation in UMMA’s vertical gallery in this downloadable Gallery Guide. Print version also available for free at UMMA.

Download Guide

DEBWEWIN ASANJIGOWIN
TRUTH CACHE

A collection of conversations around Anishinaabe powwow practice.
The sound of the drum is the truest sound. Hear our truths.

Video interviews conducted by UMMA’s Student Program Coordinator for Andrea Carlson Future Cache Yrsa Anwatin Peterson

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SUPPORT

Special thanks to the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Margaret Noodin, and Richard A. Wiles, for their consultation on the State Historical Marker text; to Margaret Noodin and Michael Zimmerman, Jr. for translating the gallery texts into Anishinaabemowin; to James Horton and Fritz Swanson for generously producing the letterpress broadsides; to colleagues at the U-M Biological Station, U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, U-M Clements Library, and U-M Clark Map Library.  For more information on the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians visit BurtLakeBand.org.

Lead support for Future Cache is provided by Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, and the U-M Office of the Provost.