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Medicine garden to be created over summer months

Medicine garden to be created over summer months

Olivia Apa, Staff writer April 26, 2022

Two indoor medicine gardens are coming to campus that will hold traditional medicines such as tobacco, sage, sweetgrass and cedar. Students and community members will have year-round access to the medicine...

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Interesting courses to consider this Summer, Fall 2022

Joshua La Gorio, Contributing Writer March 31, 2022

With the winter semester coming to an end, returning students are now registering for summer and fall classes. For students looking for course offerings that are different from the usual fare, there are...

CELEBRATION - CNAS and NASA invite the campus community to learn about and participate in a virtual educational Native American powwow. The event will be livestreamed over FaceBook and can be viewed via Zoom.

Celebration of culture through song, dance, drums: Powwow 102

Andie Balenger, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

Despite being enrolled with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians since birth, Shelby Boggs, first-year NMU student and member of the Powwow 102 promotional committee, did not fully comprehend...

CNAS hosts Valentines Day beading circle

CNAS hosts Valentine’s Day beading circle

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor January 28, 2022

Valentine’s Day arrives in the midst of the wolf, or ma’iingan in Anishinaabemowin, courtship and mating season which is significant for a number of reasons. Not only do wolves form lifelong bonds...

Carisa LaFernier and Ginger Shelifoe from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community answer questions about victim services or about domestic violence awareness in the Indigenous community. Other resources at the Domestic Violence Awareness and Wellness Workshop included a storytelling workshop and yoga.

Walking the Path Together hosts workshop focused on healing from domestic violence

Sophia Huhta , Contributing writer December 1, 2021

When attendees walked into Whitman Hall on Nov. 15, they found a group sitting at a table, immersed by the words of a woman who found healing in forgiveness. Scattered across the table were books, a copper...

RUNNING INTO CHANGE - Brandon Garlow and Fiona Byrne Ryan along with their two-year-old son and dog packed up or sold all their belongings and are running along the North Country Trail to raise awareness for the Line 3 pipeline. Their journey has taught them invaluable lessons about living life with purpose and are sharing their experiences with others along the way.

Running Into a New Earth: A family’s journey to discover the unknown

Andie Balenger, Contributing writer November 10, 2021

The Center for Native American Studies has organized a number of events and presentations celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November. Their kickoff presentation was scheduled for Monday,...

GATHERING SPACE—The Center for Native American Studies and the School of Education use Whitman Commons as a social lab space to learn how to create community, Department Head Joseph Lubig said.

Student pressure opposes plan to repurpose Whitman Commons

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor November 2, 2021
Science departments on campus have been desperate for resources and especially lab space, so the administration suggested the possible transformation of “underutilized spaces” into labs. Several students and professors from the Center for Native American Studies spoke out at the forum against this use of Whitman Hall.
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...

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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...

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