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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...

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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...

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Special topics course teaches Indigenous Star Knowledge for first time

Katarina Rothhorn September 22, 2020

Professor Aimee Cree Dunn has developed a variety of Indigenous environmental studies classes including  "Awesiinh: Wild Animal Relations," "Indigenous Environmental Movements," and "Kinomaage: The...

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...

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...

April Lindala director, Center for Native American Studies

Native Studies partners with social work to bring new pilot program combining both

Trevor Drew November 2, 2017

Federal government studies suggest American Indian women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than women of other races or ethnicities. While women as a whole have a 1-in-5...

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