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HERITAGE — Shelby Boggs, Sophia Panek and Riley Diehlman (left to right) greet students as they enter the dining hall for the week of Indigenous Eats at Northern Lights Dining. The Native American Student Association is partnering with the dining hall to raise awareness about Indigenous foods and culture for Native American Heritage Month.

NASA brings indigenous foods to Northern Lights Dining

Andie Balenger November 1, 2022

The Native American Student Association (NASA) is hosting a decolonized food takeover at Northern Lights Dining (NLD) this week. Both the Global and Parsnip stations in the dining hall will be featuring...

The Center of Native American Studies is partnering with the Department of Social Work to start the Walking the Path Together program. The program has been helping students get into Native communities and work with volunteer agencies.

Partnership helps heal generational wounds in Indigenous communities

Sophia Huhta, Contributing writer September 24, 2021

The reality of abuse in tribal communities has made its way into the news all across the country. Amidst the many programs and projects that started to help protect Indigenous communities, the Social Work...

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Art museum showcases art by Black artists, Native, female perspectives

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor September 1, 2021

The first step into the DeVos Art Museum is a pop of color from shiny blue tambourines covered in suede, to rainbow piles of painted basketballs, to giant quilts covering the far wall in pinks, blues and...

Anishinaabemowin Certificate Program brings Native language to classrooms

Anishinaabemowin Certificate Program brings Native language to classrooms

Olivia Apa, Contributing Writer August 27, 2021

In June of 2021, Northern Michigan University, in partnership with Bay Mills Community College, received approval by the Michigan Department of Education for an Anishinaabemowin teaching certification...

Issue from the Nishnawbe newspaper

Anishinaabe News celebrates 50th anniversary and relaunch

Katarina Rothhorn February 18, 2021

In July 1971, the inaugural issue of Anishinaabe News (at the time called Nishnawbe News) was published by The Organization of North American Indian Students. The four-page paper included articles dealing...

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