MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University center for Native American studies will offer a special topics course titled “Kinomaage: Earth Shows Us the Way” for session I of the summer term. The course will meet from 5:30-9:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, May 22-June 29.
The term “kinomaage” literally can be translated into “the earth it shows” in the Ojibwemowin language.
Through field trips and local walks, students will acquaint themselves with area plants traditionally harvested by the Anishinaabeg. Two additional field trips outside of class will be required.
Class discussion will compare and contrast Anishinaabeg and western earth relations while also taking a look at current ecological concerns affecting area plants and their communities.
Aimee Cree Dunn will instruct the four-credit course. Don Chosa will serve as the language consultant.
For more information, contact the center for Native American studies at 906-227-1397.