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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:...


Heritage center to stream documentary “Sirkka”

Akasha Khalsa February 25, 2021

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center museum on campus, in collaboration with WNMU-TV, will be showcasing the documentary “Sirkka: Past and Present” on Friday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. The documentary will...

Flyer courtesy of Dan Truckey

IMPROVING SAFETY - As part of the ongoing exhibition, Conflict and Resolve: Labor in the U.P., the U.P. Heritage Center hosted a virtual lecture from retired mine worker, James Paquette. Paquette discussed the importance of improving safety for not just the workers, but the general mine conditions as well.

Retired mine worker speaks on improving worker and mine safety

Joad Blaauw-Hara February 25, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, James Paquette, former senior staff safety and health representative, gave a lecture about his work towards improving safety regulations during his time at Cliffs Michigan Mining...

Conflict and Resolve exhibit

Heritage Center opens new exhibit featuring labor in the U.P.

Ayanna Allen February 24, 2021

NMU’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center opened up their new exhibit, “Conflict and Resolve: Labor in the U.P.”  for students on Jan. 30. The exhibit examines organized labor and the development...


Professors share reflections on communism

Sophie Hillmeyer February 1, 2018

“We were all conformists. We just wanted to survive the system,” said Marek Haltof, Ph.D. Growing up in a communist country does present its challenges, but as a child, the injustices are just...

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