Dr. Lisa Poupart Visit

Gender Studies and Native American Studies welcomed University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, visiting professor Dr. Lisa Poupart (Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabe) on campus. Dr. Poupart along with a few of her students (pictured below) led discussions on the following topics. 

L. to r.:  Max Malinksi, Tori Martin, Dr. Poupart, Phoenix Van Laanen, and Kai Pyle


Monday, April 13

10:30 a.m.  
First Nations Intergenerational Healing


2:00 p.m. 
Why Gender Studies?


7:00 p.m.  
Gwashkwaadiiziiwin/Balance and Harmony:  Native American Studies and Gender Studies in Higher Education

Watch the video recording of the 7pm presentation at this site:  Dr. Lisa Poupart.  See photo highlights from the day at this site:  W15 Dr. Lisa Poupart.  See W15 Lisa Poupart flyer for details.
For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Ulland, gender@nmu.edu

This event is made possible by the King*Chavez*Parks Visiting Professor Initiative, the Office of the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences with additional support from Modern Languages and Literature and the Center for Native American Studies. 

Spring/Summer 2015 NAS Courses

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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.

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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. 


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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.

Braiding Sweetgrass

The NMU Diversity Common Reader Program hosted Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer for two events:  Storytelling Event on Monday, March 30 and a Keynote Presentation and Book Signing on Tuesday, March 31.

See the W15 Braiding Sweetgrass poster. Visit the Diversity Committee website


Elizabeth and Leonard Kimewon visited NMU as the first ever elders-in-residence.  They participated in classroom discussions, visited with faculty and staff at the Center and the DeVos Art Museum, and finished with a birchbark and quill workshop.  

See photo highlights at W15 Elders in Residence

Anishinaabe News

The latest edition of the Anishinaabe News will be mailed soon. 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.

Be part of Anishinaabe News! All writers, photographers and proofreaders welcome.  To submit an article or suggest 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

Popogami Giizis
(Poh-poh-gah-mi Gee-zehs)

Broken Snowshoe Moon - April


Learn about the Moons of Anishinaabeg