22nd annual
"Learning to Walk Together"
Traditional Pow wow


Join the Native American Student Association as they host
the 22nd annual "Learning to Walk Together" traditional pow wow. 


Saturday, March 14 in the Vandament Arena.

Grand entries are at noon and 6 p.m.


Doors open to the public at 11 a.m.

Cost is $5 for general public

Free for NMU students with NMU ID 


The feast will be in the D.J. Jacobetti Complex from 4 - 6 p.m.


See the poster for more details PW15 LTWT Poster or visit the NMU Pow wow Website.

NASA is still seeking volunteers.  If you can help, please complete the PW Volunteer Form
and return to the Center for Native American Studies, 112 Whitman Hall.   


This event is hosted by NASA with special thanks to the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Native American Language and Culture Club.  It is made possible with support from the NMU Office of the President, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, NMU Multicultural Education and Resource Center, and many local businesses and community members. 

Spring/Summer 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.

Braiding Sweetgrass

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

See the poster for more information, W15 DCRP Poster or call Susan Morgan at 906-227-2530. 

Baby Moccasin Workshop

Roger LaBine taught NMU students how to make baby moccasins at a two-day workshop.  You can view pictures of the progress at this website:  W15 Moccasin Workshop
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

Makwa Giizis 
(Mah-kwah Gee-zehs)

Bear Moon - February


Onaabidin Giizis
(Oh-nah-bi-din Gee-zehs)

Snow Crust Moon - March


Learn about the Moons of Anishinaabeg