Dear Students and Friends:
Winter semester 2013 is well underway! For those of you new to NMU – welcome and for those of you who are returning – welcome back! Our faculty and staff are very supportive of Native student efforts and are active participants in sharing knowledge of Native peoples to the NMU campus and surrounding communities. We offer twenty-two different courses in Native American Studies and have been working hard to create a baccalaureate program for future NMU students.
People often ask me what we do at our Center and I’ve come up with this metaphor…think of a braid - three specific strands: academics and research, 2) student empowerment, and 3) community outreach.
Academics and research:
The Center for Native American Studies (Whitman Hall 112) is open from 8 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday. Stop by or make an appointment. The CNAS lounge area is for anyone to relax between classes.
The Native American Student Association (NASA) meets weekly at the Center. NASA's e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Consider being a part of NASA.
We do our best to post information on community events, internship opportunities, scholarships and grants, conferences and cultural events, language lessons and news bits from around Indian Country. Visit our semester highlights page to see photos from a variety of events from previous years. Do you have news you would like to share? E-mail us at least two weeks prior to your event (PDFs work very well). Also, be sure to visit and LIKE us on Facebook and Flickr.
Best wishes to you during the 2013 winter semester.
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