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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...

Kateri Phillips serves sweet fern tea to participants at the Enlightenment of Indigenous Foods event. The goal of the event was to increase awareness around Native foods and their importance in Native culture.

Event highlights ties between Indigenous foods culture

Olivia Apa, Features Writer November 17, 2021

Traditional Indigenous foods, such as corn, beans, squash, quinoa, pumpkin, wild rice and maple syrup, are viewed as sacred due to their medicinal value, health benefits and ties to tribal sovereignty. These...

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Native American Decolonization Exhibit opens Saturday

Joshua La Gorio, Contributing Writer October 8, 2021

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will open a new exhibit focused on Native American tribes in the modern-day and the revitalization of their culture and customs. Opening Oct. 9, “The Seventh Fire:...

LOOKING FORWARD—Native American studies assistant professor Jud Sojourn hopes funding will grow Anishinaabe language initiatives.

State grant funds Anishinaabe language project

Mary McDonough October 10, 2019

A recent grant from Michigan’s Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF) gave NMU’s Center for Native American Studies (CNAS) almost $135,000 to help build a variety of different programs of study.  CNAS...

Education professor applies for $1 million federal grant

Sam Banks March 21, 2013

Funds would help train principles in Native American education The NMU School of Education has applied for a grant to develop a new program to educate American Indian and Alaska Native school administrators...

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