Michicanxs of Aztlán was created as part of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowship program at Michigan State University—within the traditional homelands of the People of the Three Fires: Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi. It is a project built to tell highly localized stories about Chicanx food and artistic practices in Michigan in order to continue and grow knowledge about Mexican ways of being in the Great Lakes region. The name “Michicanxs” comes from combining the words “Michigan” and “Chicanx.” In this context, “Atzlán” is meant to refer to the connective cultural body that binds many Chicanx, Mexican, and Mexican American communities together.
The site is an ongoing project that will be updated with more stories and different forms of media. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please contact me.
Santos F. Ramos
Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures
Michigan State University