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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...

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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...

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...

North Wind file photo: Right, NMU alumna Kayla Argeropoulos volunteers with a smile at the annual “First Nations Food Taster” event last year.

Food Taster to bring Indigenous eats to NMU

Mason Wallace November 9, 2017

Envision how your life would be different if you had to survive solely on the food found in the Upper Great Lakes Region. Things you may be making for yourself would include roast turkey, bison and...

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