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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

Northern Michigan University celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 10. The celebration began at 10 a.m. in front of the Land Acknowledgment Sign outside of the McClintock Building. There...

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

For the first time in presidential history, President Joe Biden recognized the day formally in a written proclamation last Friday. "For generations, Federal policies systematically sought to assimilate...

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Native American Student Association hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Day ceremonies

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer October 8, 2021

Northern Michigan University’s Native American Student Association will be hosting their annual Indigenous Peoples' Day event on Oct. 11.  The celebration will be held in the academic mall with hopes...

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...

Columbus Statue

Columbus doesn’t deserve a day of celebration

Justin Van't Hof October 12, 2020

Growing up, I remember learning in Elementary school that in 1492 Christopher Columbus was an explorer who sailed the Atlantic ocean and discovered the Americas. In my history book, he was painted as...

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A DAY OF RECOGNITION— In the first-ever Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognized by NMU, attendees will be welcome with a day full of learning and community. The keynote speaker Frank Ettawageshik, will speak about his own experiences fighting for Indigenous peoples’ recognition.

NMU Indigenous Peoples’ Day to offer event full of celebration, learning

Justin Van't Hof October 9, 2020

The Native American Student Association will host NMU’s first officially recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day this coming Monday, Oct. 12. The event which was officially recognized in an NMU Board of...

Keynote speaker for Indigenous peoples day to share stories, how to fight injustices

Keynote speaker for Indigenous peoples’ day to share stories, how to fight injustices

Katarina Rothhorn October 7, 2020

Frank Ettawageshik, the keynote speaker for NMU’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 12, will be presenting at 6 p.m. via Zoom on his experiences as a Native American involved in Indigenous politics...

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Members of Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees met the morning of Dec. 15 in Cohodas Hall, room 602. During this meeting, the board unanimously elected trustee Robert Mahaney as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the calendar year 2018.
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Several students address Board of Trustees

Trevor Drew January 18, 2018

While Columbus Day has come and gone, the controversy surrounding it remains on campus with numerous students attending the most recent Board of Trustees meeting to voice their concerns. Indigenous...

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