Who We Are
The Diocese of Northern Michigan covers the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan, an area roughly 16,377 square miles. The furthest northern point is the town of Copper Harbor. The furthest west is the town of Ironwood. The southern most town is Menominee and the eastern most point that the diocese encompasses is Drummond Island.
We acknowledge the sacred land where we work, live, teach, learn, and build community. This land is the territory of the Anishinaabe people. We recognize the repeated violations of sovereignty, territory, and water perpetrated by European and other settlers that have impacted the original inhabitants of this land. We extend our respect to citizens of these First Nations People who live here and their ancestors who have lived here for over five hundred generations, and to all Indigenous people. We also know that this acknowledgement is insufficient. It does not undo the harm that has been done and continues to be perpetrated now against Indigenous people, their land, air and water.