Educator Institute

Educator Summer Institute


Boozhoo/Greetings Reimagine STEM educators and community members!

Chi miigwech/Thank you so much for your interest in our Educators Institute.

Here are photos from the recent gathering at Northern Michigan University hosted by the NMU Center for Native American Studies, NMU Graduate Studies, and the NMU Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

***Participants, if you have not yet filled out the survey from Nicole Bowman's team at BPC Consulting, please email April Lindala. Nicole's team is hoping to have these external evaluator surveys completed by the end of the day Monday, July 31, 2017.

Keep in touch with the Reimagine STEM staff/educators via the CLOSED Facebook group designed for participants. 

Chi miigwech | Great thanks to all of the team members and everyone who supported this endeavor including everyone at NMU who let us borrow poster presentation easels: School of Education, Public Service and Leadership; McNair Scholars Program; Biology Department, English Department; and Graduate Studies. We also want to thank our dear friend, Chef Chris Kibit at Hospitality Management for the space to host the Decolonizing Diet Project dinner. Miigwech to the Sault Tribe Community Health department and the Health and Wellness in Indian Country grant from the CDC for supporting and promoting the evening activities. Yawko to Karen Ann Hoffman and Waywaynen to Mike Hoffman for their wisdom and energy. Miigwech to Roger LaBine for his wild rice teachings. Thank you to Cook Sign for the help with the poster printing. Thanks a million to academic helpers Carl Wozniak and Eduardo Sanchez! Miigwech to drivers -- Tom Biron and Dave Pitawanakwat. Thanks to NMU Housing and Residence Life, NMU Simply Superior, and NMU Audio Visual Super big hugs and special thanks to the team leading the charge and behind the scenes: Marty Reinhardt, Tina Moses, Jud Sojourn, Leora Lancaster, Jessica Cruz, Marlina Martinez, Daabii Reinhardt, and Lisa Eckert. Finally, a special thanks to all of the participants who gave up a week of summer to engage in this important conversation on behalf of future students and in solidarity of lifelong learning!

Forgive me if I have forgotten anyone... the memory power of the author is only starting to recharge after this very busy summer!! ~ April E. Lindala, director - NMU Center for Native American Studies