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AGAINST ALL ODDS — Joseph Calderon poses next to the land acknowledgment sign, located in the academic mall, that denotes that NMU is on the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabe Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibway, Odawa, and Potawatomi Indians. Calderon enrolled at NMU in 2021, returning to higher education after failing at other institutions along the West Coast.

Exceeding expectations: Joseph Calderon’s return to higher education

Andie Balenger April 12, 2023

A successful return to higher education after a gap year is a difficult feat to accomplish. For some, the long lectures, late-night study sessions and prospect of failing an exam can seem unbearable to...

SONGS OF AGENCY - The Native American Student Association celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day this Monday, Oct. 10 with keynote speakers and ceremonial drum songs. The event concluded with a walk to the Whitman Fire Site where Morning Thunder performed a drum song.

NMU celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor October 12, 2022
NMU celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, Oct. 10. The holiday was first formally commemorated last year by President Joe Biden.
Coffee hour explores career opportunities in native communities

Coffee hour explores career opportunities in native communities

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor October 22, 2021
Students with an interest in aiding Native Communities are invited for coffee and conversation during the “4 C’s Coffee Hour” event, held by Walking the Path Together. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Nov. 4 in 112 Whitman Hall.
HEALING CIRCLE - Members of Morning Thunder play a closing song after the unveiling of the NMU land acknowledgement at the morning ceremony for Indigenous Peoples Day 2021. The land acknowledgement sign and recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day were long processes that the Native community on NMUs campus strove to bring into existence.

Native groups on campus continued advocacy for Indigenous recognition

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor October 15, 2021

This week marked a long-awaited event on campus: the second annual university-recognized celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and the placement of a land acknowledgement on campus. In light of this...

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LISTENING—During the evening ceremony, held in Whitman Commons, attendees listened to fellow Indigenous people who shared their experiences growing up and what the day meant to them.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrated on campus

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor October 14, 2021
The fight for formal recognition finally happened and for the first time, Indigenous People's Day was recognized by NMU.
HEALING WITH FOOD – Rebecca M. Webster is the keynote speaker for this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day and will be talking about the importance of seed keeping and Indigenous food sovereignty as it relates to healing for Indigenous people. Her talk will open the evening ceremony at 6 p.m.

Keynote speaker for Indigenous Peoples’ Day to speak about seed keeping, healing

Sophia Huhta, Contributing writer October 8, 2021

For Rebecca M. Webster, every day is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Every day is focused on remembering her roots and reconnecting with her ancestors. “We embrace who we are and recognize that the things...

Flyer courtesy of Reece Carter and Walking the Path Together

WALK FOR JUSTICE—The Center for Native American Studies collaborated with the social work department in order to bring about the “Walking the Path Together” program which has led to the creation of NMU’s first “Walk for Justice virtual event.

CNAS to host virtual “Walk for Justice” event in May

Ayanna Allen April 22, 2021
NMU’s first “Walk for Justice'' virtual event will be held in May and aims to bring awareness and action in regards to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
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