Lies My Teacher Told Me

Dr. James Loewen, notable historian and author, will be on campus Wednesday, January 28


Join us for three presentations:

"Lies my Teacher Told me
about Native Americans"


"Lies my Teacher Told me
and How to do Better"


"The Most Important Era in U.S. History that you never heard of,
and why it is still important today" - Jamrich 1100


See W15 Loewen Poster for location and time. 
Listen to the Sunny FM interview with Dr. Loewen
For more information, contact Dr. Gabe Logan,
NMU history professor, at 906-227-1744
or the Center for Native American Studies at 906-227-1397.

Welcome Back Students!  Sign up for Winter 2015 NAS courses.

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.

Save the Dates

Fri/Sat, Feb 20-21 - Baby Moccasin Workshop with Roger LaBine

Mon/Tues, Mar 30-31 - Braiding Sweetgrass Keynote with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

"Learning to Walk Together"
Pow wow

The Native American Student Association has announced the date for the 22nd annual NMU pow wow.  Please join us at the Vandament Arena on Saturday, March 14. 

See the W15 LTWT EarlyBird Poster.  More information to follow.   

Anishinaabe News

The latest edition of the Anishinaabe News has been mailed. If you have not received your 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

Minado Giizis 
(Min-ah-doh Gee-zehs)

Spirit Moon - January


Learn about the Moons of Anishinaabeg