CNAS Events Calendar

Wegonesh Ezhiwebag? (What's happening?)

  • August 31; September 1, 2: Manoomin (Wild Rice) Camp. Join us for teachings, sharing stories, making ricing tools, processing wild rice, and restoration. Advanced registration is appreciated, follow the link here to register. For more information, contact Kathy Smith (906-524-5757, and DeAnna Hadden (906-524-8209,
  • September 5: Join us for an Open House with CNAS, McNair Scholars, and the UP Area Health Education Center! There will be information, food, and prizes. Come learn about scholarship opportunities and meet faculty from Native American Studies. The Open House will be held in the Whitman Hall Commons (Room 136) from Noon - 2pm.
  • September 19: Tribal Justice Documentary Screening. The Center for Native American Studies,in partnership with the Michigan Supreme Court State Administration Office, will show the documentary Tribal Justice. This film may be of particular interest to students in criminal justice, political science, sociology, and social work. A panel discussion will follow (specific guest information forthcoming). The screening will take place in the Whitman Hall Commons (Room 136) from 6 - 9 pm.
  • September 21, October 5, 12, 26: N8V Dance Fitness - get fit for pow wow season! Join Michelle Reed (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) and learn to dance pow wow style. This is a workout, so please bring your own towels and water canisters. Raffles and prizes each session! Sessions are held at 10 am at Gym 150 in the PEIF on NMU's Campus.
  • September 21: Beading Workshop with Michelle Reed, after our first N8V Dance Fittness session. Join us in creating some beautiful works of art--CNAS style!
  • September 22: Cultural Teachings of Asemaa with Greg Johnson and Leon Valliere (both Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe). Learn Anishinaabe cultural uses of asemaa and basic Anishinaabemowin. This FREE workshop is open to the first 35 registrants. Food and beverages provided, please bring your own water container. Dish bags also encouraged! To RSVP, call the Center for Native American Studies at 906-227-1397, or sign up in person at Room 112 in Whitman Hall. The workshop will take place in the Whitman Hall Commons (Room 136) from 11am - 4pm.

The Native American Student Association (NASA) meeting time: Wednesdays at 3 pm (odd weeks 3, 5, 7) and Tuesdays at 5 pm (even weeks 4, 6, 8) in the Whitman Hall Commons.

The Native American Language and Culture Club meeting time: Monday at 3 pm in the Center for Native American Studies.

The Native American Beading Club meeting time is to be determined


Waa-nezhwe'ebak.  (What's happened.) 

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Anishinaabe Words of the Month

November 2014 Maada-gan-ji-ge

October 2014 Aabi-da-kamagad

September 2014 Maad 'kami-gad

February 2014 Kaw-taa-ni-gisi-naa

January 2014 Aansokedaa Beboon

December 2013 Mina-jaadaa Maadiziwin

November 2013 Anishinaabe minajaadaa

October 2013 Niibiishan Nnbaasinon

September 2013 Bine kedaa. Jibaa kedaa 

April 2013 Kitchi-Piitendaagwad-Maadaziwin

March 2013 Aanii.  Ndishinikaas. Donjibaa. Nndodem. 

January/February 2013 Gaayiin-geyaabi

December 2012 Ngi-chi-zhi'yaa

November 2012 Minomin miinawa waawaashkezh

October 2012 Nan-ji-geywin

September 2012 Anishinaabe Miijim

June 2012 Agii-zhoowaa

May 2012 Kiik-shki-tonaa

April 2012 We-biidaa

March 2012 Kenwebidaa

February 2012 Megawaa

January 2012 Aanch Miinawa

December 2011 Zhiitaadaa!

November 2011 Miigwech-i-nendim-wodaa

October 2011 Bashki-minsigan

September 2011 Shki-Giizoons Niimi