Message from the Director

Dear friends,

It is the beginning of winter semester 2009 and it has been a rugged semester so far with two inclement weather days already. On a more serious note, two members of our extended family at Native American Studies have walked on. On behalf of the Center for Native American Studies, we express our sincere condolences to the family of Amanda Henson and Amber Bressette. Both of these young women will be missed.

Check out the latest issue of Anishinaabe News. As always, the winter semester is the time we prepare for our annual pow wow. The Native American Student Association has decided that this year’s event will be a one-day gathering on Saturday, March 14.  Keep visiting this site for updates. Anyone interested in joining NASA’s pow wow committee, contact Sam Hill at

The second annualIndigenous Earth Issues Summit is slated for Monday, April 6. Evon Peter, from Alaska, will be featured as our keynote speaker. Anyone interested in joining this planning committee is welcome. The group will meet every other Monday beginning on Monday, January 26.

Our Center is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Visit our resource room. Students can check out books, not only for classes/research, but for your personal reading list (we have all sorts of Native fiction). The CNAS has a nice lounge area for anyone to relax between classes or nibble on lunch.

Keep visiting our Web site! We do our best to post information on internship opportunities, scholarships and grants, news about conferences and cultural events, language lessons and news bits from around Indian Country. Do you have news you would like to share? E-mail us at least two weeks prior to your event. PDFs announcing your event work very well.