CNAS Events Calendar

Wegonesh Ezhiwebag? (What's happening?)

♦ January 24, 2019: Center for Native American Studies and McNair Scholars Program Open House, 12pm - 3pm in the Whitman Hall Commons at NMU.

♦ January 25 and 26, 2019: Porcupine Quill Earring Workshop with Frank Young. Friday (1pm - 6pm) and Saturday (10am - 3pm) in the Whitman Hall Commons at NMU.

♦ February 1 and 2, 2019: Raised Beadwork Barrette Workshop with Jesse Stevens. Friday (1pm - 6pm) and Saturday (10am - 3pm) in the Whitman Hall Commons at NMU.

♦ February 2, 2019: Applique Beadwork Workshop with Thresa Stevens. Saturday (10am - 3pm) in the Whitman Hall Commons at NMU.

♦ February 16, 2019: Annie Humphrey Concert (2018 Native American Music Award Artist of the Year). 7:30 p.m. in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre in the McClintock Building at NMU. Presented by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. Humphrey's performance is being held in conjunction with the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center's exhibition, Ancestral Women. Local Anishinaabeg music group, Waawiyeyaa, will be performing an opening set. Admission to the concert is $5 for the general public and $1 for students. Tickets will only be sold at the door. More info about Annie Humphrey can be found here.

♦ March 15, 2019: Woodland Sky Dance Company at the Forest Roberts Theatre at NMU! Show starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $5 and available through NMU EZ Tickets. Call 906-227-1032 or visit Follow the event on Facebook! The Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company offers an authentic and colorful theatrical presentation of dance, story, and song. The Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company performs historical and traditional stories that give audiences a visual feast for the eyes as well as memorable songs for the soul. Dancers in full regalia will perform different dance styles -- not often seen at powwows -- including the eagle dance and hoop dance. An onstage narrator will entertain audiences with stories rooted in cultural values and well-seasoned with humor. Woodland Sky is made up of award-winning singers and dancers that span multiple generations making their performance a perfect family event. Singers and dancers in Woodland Sky proudly represent the following tribal nations; Ojibwe, Menominee, Potawatomi, Lakota and Apache. Check out more information here!

♦ March 30, 2019: Mark Your Calendar! NASA's 26th annual "Learning to Walk Together" traditional powwow. Check here for updates.

♦ May 9 and 10, 2019: Native Circle Professional Development Conference. More information coming soon.

The Native American Student Association (NASA) meets: Wednesdays at 5pm in the Whitman Hall Commons

The Native American Beading Club (BYOB - bring your own beads) meets: Wednesdays at 4 - 7 pm (odd weeks) and 12 - 2pm (even weeks) in the Whitman Hall Commons or Whitman 112 (if NASA is meeting)


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Kenn Pitawanakwat's Anishinaabe Words of the Month

Kenn's Nish Corner (Youtube)

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