Center for Native American Studies
The Center for Native American Studies offers a holistic curriculum rooted in Native American themes that challenges students to think critically and communicate effectively about Indigenous issues with emphasis on Great Lakes Indigenous perspectives. The entire curriculum is based on the themes of culture, history and language; traditional ecological knowledge; education, families and communities; governance and sovereignty with the theme of identity connecting them all together.
Learn about the history of Native American students and Native American Studies on campus since the late 1930's. From the creation of the Nishnawbe News to the official inception of the Center of Native American Studies in 1996, there has been an sustained growth in working to preserve Native American history on campus and throughout the nation.
Faculty & Staff
Meet the faculty and staff that work diligently to serve both NMU students and Native American students throughout the Upper Peninsula.