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Dear students and friends,

“Now is the winter of my discontent.” Shakespeare’s King Richard III wasn’t actually talking about the seasonal time of year…loosely translated, he was complaining that nothing (war in this case) was going on. Well, to all of you brain warriors at NMU - there are plenty of activities that the Center is helping to plan. Consider being part of the action by volunteering.  

Friday, January 15 – Presentation by Inuit artist Erica Lord

Wednesday, January 27 at 6 pm – Appliqué beading workshop with April Lindala

Thurs-Sat., February 18-20 – Indigenous Language Teacher Training with Dr. S. Neyooxet Greymorning    

Saturday, March 13 – annual “Learning to Walk Together” traditional pow wow
April (dates TBD) – 3rd annual Indigenous Earth Issues Summit
Monday, April 12 – Teaching Tolerance with special guest Paul Kivel

Thurs-Sat., May (specific dates TBA) – College Prep Medicine Wheel Academy for 10-12th graders

The Native American Student Association will meet weekly here at the Center (day/time TBA). Anishinaabe News is always looking for writers and photographers. The Center is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Visit our ever-growing resource room. Students can check out books, not only for classes/research, but for personal reading list (lots of Native fiction).

For some of you -- coming to NMU may be about starting a new journey. Let us know how we can help. Life here at NMU can be a bit of a maze, but several of us at the Center can help iron some things out if you are uncertain of your next step.

Keep visiting this 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 work very well.