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The Food Sovereignty Symposium in-person event was postponed this year due to COVID-19. The event will be rescheduled for May 2022. NMU student Reese Carter designed the promotional poster for the symposium this year.

Virtual Food Sovereignty Symposium looks at decolonizing food systems

Olivia Apa, Features Writer September 27, 2021

The Food Sovereignty Symposium is an event held to educate people on the process of decolonizing food systems and reestablishing an intimate relationship with plants, animals and one another.  Martin...

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...

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...

Photo courtesy of Amber Morseau

RED DRESS—The CNAS will participate in The REDress Project as part of the MMIW week. The REDress Project focuses on the  issue of missing and the murder of indigenous women.

CNAS readies for MMIW week with red dress installation and other events

Ayanna Allen March 22, 2021

The Center for Native American Studies plans to introduce Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women week to the NMU community from March 22 through the 26. There will be a red dress installation at Whitman...

A photo of several people beating a drum and singing

Native American critical issues conference to focus on Indigenous issues

Olivia Apa March 1, 2021

The 51st annual Native American Critical Issues Conference discusses issues relevant to everyone but through indigenous voices. The Michigan Indian Education Council started the conference to bring an...

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...

Photo Courtesy of Joe Lane

FOREST FORAGING-- Lane cuts away the roots of a harvest of mushrooms. He often uses his harvest in his home cooking, adding a natural and unique flavor.

Foraging for natural awareness

Peter Smedley February 4, 2021

The natural environment is often a central reason why students choose to attend NMU. With many sustainable and environmentally aware degrees, students who attend NMU are typically more aware of their...

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