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Yrsala Peterson, Bazile Panek and Kateri Phillips share their perspectives on intergenerational trauma as Indigenous people. As college students, they emphasized the healing their generation is doing following the struggles and trauma the generations before them endured.

Student panel discusses intergenerational trauma for Native Americans

Annamarie Parker, Contributing writer November 18, 2021

Yrsala Peterson, a fifth-year music education major, was one of three Indigenous student panelists who sought to share not only their stories, but the stories of their elders at the annual 2021 Sonderegger...

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,...

photo of Native American students around a fire circle

Spotlight on Native American Student Association

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

The Native American Student Association is an inclusive organization that strives to increase the appreciation and awareness of Native American culture, language and history, as well as provide support...

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POWWOW—The Native American Student Association will be holding a virtual celebration to educate the breakdown of a traditional powwow with dancers, drum songs and guest speakers about the celebration.

Upcoming powwow to uplift Native American community, educate students and community on culture

Joad Blaauw-Hara March 25, 2021

On April 3 NMU’s Native American Student Association will be hosting a virtual powwow from 1 to 3 p.m. that will serve to educate students about Native American culture. Bazile Panek, president...

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Native Art Workshop accepting participants

Akasha Khalsa March 4, 2021

A collaboration between the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, the NMU Center for Native American Studies and the NMU School of Art and Design will result in the Great Lakes Indigenous Art, Education...

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...

Picture of Joseph Calderon sitting on the beach listening to stories.

Native American Student Association helps student navigate higher ed

Justin Van't Hof January 28, 2021

Many organizations on campus have students from all types of majors and backgrounds. Few of these organizations have been able to include community members in their group like the Native American Student...

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Native American Student Association to hold open house

Akasha Khalsa January 28, 2021

Those interested in getting involved at the Native American Student Association can attend an upcoming open house for students. The event will be held virtually due to safety considerations in the continuing...

NASA conducting an online meeting during winter semester of last year

Student organizations embrace hybrid meeting format

Rayna Sherbinow September 16, 2020

Student organizations face a difficult decision this semester. When and how to hold meetings is something each group must consider due to COVID-19 restrictions. If groups meet in-person members must wear...

HISTORY TALK—A panel of tribal administrators takes questions from Daniel Truckey, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center director.

Symposium brings tribal issues to forefront

Akasha Khalsa November 7, 2019

Tribal administrators, acad-emics, students and a former presidential assistant convened to exchange ideas and research on issues facing Native American populations in the U.P. for a day-long conference. The...

TEACHING EACH OTHER—From left Bazile Panek practices Moccasin Game with Grant Latham, Dr. Martin Reinhardt and Anthony Cergnul of the Native American Student Association (NASA).
Photo courtesy of Andrew Lorinser

Anishinaabe student shows culture through games

Andrew Lorinser and Maggie Duly September 18, 2019

Bazile Panek has been playing Moccasin Games for nearly a decade. Panek, a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, is now using his experience to educate others during an afternoon...

Native American Student Organization

Student org spotlight

North Wind Staff October 18, 2018

At NMU, which rests on native land, the Native American Student Organization (NASA) educates and celebrates Native American heritage and culture year-round. “My favorite part of NASA is meeting friends...

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