Native American Student Empowerment Initiative

Native American Student
Empowerment Initiative


The Native American Student Empowerment Initiative (NASEI) was designed by and for Native American students

to provide opportunities for social and cultural interaction,

to build a 'Native community' on campus, and

to provide service learning projects to obtain leadership and citizenship skills while promoting academic progress and success. 

The Native American Student Empowerment Initiative is presented by the NMU Center for Native American Studies and funded with grants from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. 


Fall 2012


Winter 2012


Fall 2011

Wild Rice Camp


Winter 2011

Making Fish Nets with GLIFWC.  Held Jan 28-29. 

Making Rattles with Joe Masters - Feb 11

Making Beaded Earrings (peyote stitch) with Charlene - Feb 16.  Visit the Center's Facebook page to view photo highlights.  

Lac View Desert Pow wow in Watersmeet - Feb 19.  

Birchbark Cutouts with Lois Beardslee - Mar 22.

Tanning Deerhides with Judy Van Zile - Apr 8-9.

Making Beaded Earrings (rosette style) with April - Apr 13.


Fall 2010 Events

Smoked Fish Gallery
Trip to Michigan Tech Pow wow


Winter 2010 Events

Appliqué Beading with April Lindala
Rawhide Rattles  Highlights
Constructing and Painting Bee houses   

Past Activities Photo Galleries:

Dream catcher workshop Winter 09
HOTPLate Fall 09
Bee Houses 09
Basketweaving  Fall 09
Basket Workshop W09

Keep checking back for updates on all activities.

For more information on any activities, please contact the Center at 227-1397 or by e-mail