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AGAINST ALL ODDS — Joseph Calderon poses next to the land acknowledgment sign, located in the academic mall, that denotes that NMU is on the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabe Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibway, Odawa, and Potawatomi Indians. Calderon enrolled at NMU in 2021, returning to higher education after failing at other institutions along the West Coast.

Exceeding expectations: Joseph Calderon’s return to higher education

Andie Balenger April 12, 2023

A successful return to higher education after a gap year is a difficult feat to accomplish. For some, the long lectures, late-night study sessions and prospect of failing an exam can seem unbearable to...

Editorial — A better way to celebrate Thanksgiving

Editorial — A better way to celebrate Thanksgiving

North Wind Editorial Board November 16, 2022

As we near Thanksgiving break, many of us are longing to return to our hometowns and reunite with family and friends for the holiday. The longstanding tradition in American society is to clasp hands with...

HERITAGE — Shelby Boggs, Sophia Panek and Riley Diehlman (left to right) greet students as they enter the dining hall for the week of Indigenous Eats at Northern Lights Dining. The Native American Student Association is partnering with the dining hall to raise awareness about Indigenous foods and culture for Native American Heritage Month.

NASA brings indigenous foods to Northern Lights Dining

Andie Balenger November 1, 2022

The Native American Student Association (NASA) is hosting a decolonized food takeover at Northern Lights Dining (NLD) this week. Both the Global and Parsnip stations in the dining hall will be featuring...

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
NMU celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, Oct. 10. The holiday was first formally commemorated last year by President Joe Biden.
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
The fight for formal recognition finally happened and for the first time, Indigenous People's Day was recognized by NMU.
Photo courtesy to Native American Student Association

Native American Student Association hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Day ceremonies

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer October 8, 2021
The Native American Student Association will celebrate Indigenous People's Day on Oct. 11 with a full day of events to celebrate the holiday.
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...

Photo courtesy of University Marketing and Communications

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 host a virtual powwow that will educate students about Native American culture from 1 to 3 p.m.
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...

Spreading the word

Spreading the word

Rayna Sherbinow February 6, 2020

The Native American Student Association (NASA) focuses on preserving and sharing Native American culture. “We hope that the campus community and the larger Marquette community gains an awareness...

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...

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