"D-Day Warriors" honored on the marae

Updated: May 7, 2019


Native American members of the armed forces carry their respective flags

The marae is currently home to the new exhibition “D-Day Warriors: Native Americans in the Military.” Joe Podlasek, of Schaumburg, Illinois’ Trickster Art Gallery, worked with FM to honor Native American soldiers with music and dance. The event brought together many of the individuals and communities who use and care for the marae. Those new to Chicago’s marae were received with a hongi, a traditional Maori greeting (pictured below. Photos © Michelle Kuo, 2019.)



Visitors can see the exhibit until February 2020.


An honoree and visitor of the event greet each other with a hongi. Photo by Michelle Kuo.

An honoree and visitor of the event greet each other with a hongi. Photo by Michelle Kuo.

Background image: Port Moresby by Hitchster. CC BY 2.0 / cropped and desaturated from original

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