TEK Day Camp

The Center for Native American Studies will host
a two-day Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Day Camp
for 20 Native American high school students. 

Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, September 28

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day

Students are responsible for their own transportation.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.  

To register for this free program, click on this link: TEK Day Camp application.  Complete the application and return to the Center.   

News and Information



Visit the Center's on-line photo gallery at Native American Studies at NMU Flickr photostream.  This extensive photo gallery documents many years of various activities at the Center.  You can also visit the Decolonizing Diet Project Flickr photostream.  Find these programs on Facebook:  the Center for Native American Studies, the Native American Student Association, and the Decolonizing Diet Project.    


Visit our Archives to review past presentations, workshops, classroom projects, conference highlights, and other information about the Center.

We have information and links to share if you are looking for  upcoming local, regional and national conferences or events in Indian Country.  Visit our resource room where you can find links of interest, news relating to Indian Country and scholarships and internships. Also important resources such as the Michigan Indian Legal Services.

Click picture to enlarge.  (Pictures can also be found at our Flickr site.)

Purchase your copy of the Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now.  Voice on the Water is a compilation of over 70 writers and artists creating a "community portrait of contemporary American Indians in Michigan."  Available at the Center for Native American Studies, 112 Whitman Hall. 


Check out the Center Store 
for other items available.


Learn more about the Center

native american studies videoLearn about the Center for Native American Studies, in the 2013 CNAS Video.  In particular, the video highlights a hide-tanning workshop that took place in winter 2013, but April also discusses the Native American Studies minor and opportunities available to all NMU students, regardless of background or major.

NAS minor video

Watch the NAS minor video as NMU student Alice talks about her experiences with the program.


The Native American Student Association and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society will have meetings each week.  If you are interested, please join them on Wednesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Center office, 112 Whitman Hall.  

Anishinaabe News

The newest edition of the Anishinaabe News will be mailed shortly. If you would like to receive a copy, call us with your address. See past editions of the Anishinaabe News, NMU's Native American student run newspaper.

Writers, photographers and proofreaders welcome.  Be a part of Anishinaabe News! To submit an article or make suggestions for future articles, follow the Nish News submission guidelines.

The Gift is in the Journey

Fire Site
"Minowaan mewizing bmi iyaangmaampii

This saying is pivotal to the focus of NMU's Center for Native American Studies. We are all on a journey; your time at Northern Michigan University is a journey, one which you shape and mold.  Pictured above:  Whitman Woods Fire Site

Anishinaabe Words for the Month

Phrase for September -

Maad 'kami-gad

Click on the link to view the video. 


Wabaabagaa Giizis

(Wa-bah-ba-gah Gee-zehs)

Changing Leaves Moon - September


Learn about the Moons of Anishinaabeg