Wegonesh Ezhiwebag? (What's happening?)
Friday, August 26 from 2-7 pm: The NMU Center for Native American Studies and Sault Tribe Community Health are hosting a workshop on the cultural uses of asemaa (tobacco) and other sacred medicines. The workshop will be facilitated by Greg Johnson and Leon Valliere on at the Center for Native American Studies firesite and NMU hoop house. This workshop is open to the first 25 registrants. Call 906-227-1397 to register or for more information.
Monday, August 29 from 11:30am-1:30pm: The NMU Center for Native American Studies and the McNair Scholars Program are hosting an open house in the Whitman Hall Commons. All are welcome to meet with faculty and staff of these two programs and to learn about the new Native American Studies major as well as opportunities with the McNair Scholars program. Refreshments will be available. Call 906-227-1397 for more information.
Wednesday, August 31 at 5:30pm: The Native American Student Association (NASA) will hold their first meeting of the new school year. The location is to be determined. Contact Trevor Marquardt, NASA President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 1 at 5:30pm: The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) will hold their first meeting of the new school year. The location is to be determined. Contact Daabii Reinhardt, AISES President, at email@example.com.
Friday, September 2 from 2-7 pm: The NMU Center for Native American Studies and Sault Tribe Community Health are hosting a wild rice harvesting workshop with Roger LaBine and Charlie Fox at the McDonald School in Gwinn. This workshop is open to first 40 registrants. Call 906-227-1397 to register or for more information.
Friday, September 9 from 2-7 pm: The NMU Center for Native American Studies and Sault Tribe Community Health are hosting a Decolonizing Diet Project Cooking Demonstration with Leora Lancaster, April Lindala and Marty Reinhardt at the Sault Tribe Health Clinic in Munising. This workshop is open to the first 25 registrants. Call 906-227-1397 to register or for more information.
Thursday, September 15 from 9:00-noon: The NMU Center for Native American Studies and Sault Tribe Community Health are hosting a Decolonizing Diet Project Harvest Walk with Dr. Martin Reinhardt. This workshop is open to the first 25 registrants. The group will meet at the McDonald School in Gwinn. Call 906-227-1397 to register or for more information.
Wednesday, September 21 from 7-9pm: The NMU Center for Native American Studies, the NMU Center for Rural Community and Economic Development, the NMU Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the NMU Office of the President are hosting a panel discussion entitled, “Tribal Law and Economic Development” with special guests, NMU alumnus and Attorney at Law, Jana Simmons, and former Principal Chief of the Osage Nation, James Gray. The panel discussion will take place at the Whitman Hall Commons. Call the NMU Center for Native American Studies at 906-227-1397 for more information.
Saturday, September 24-October 9, 2016: The NMU Olson Library will be hosting the Central Michigan University Clarke Library’s exhibit entitled, “Native Treaties-Shared Rights.” For more information about the exhibit, contact the NMU Olson Library at 906-227-2117.
Sunday, September 25 at 6 pm: The film, Finding Dawn, will be shown at the Whitman Hall Commons as part of the UNITED Conference. Opening comments will be given by NMU Center for Native American Studies director, April Lindala. This is a free showing of the 2006 documentary film by Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh that investigates the fate of countless Aboriginal women of Canada who have been murdered or have gone missing over the past 30 years. For more information visit the UNITED Conference website at www.nmu.edu/united or call the NMU Center for Native American Studies at 906-227-1397.
Monday, September 26 at 1 pm – A panel discussion of Louise Erdrich’s The Round House will take place as part of the UNITED Conference with panelists Lynn Domina, Amy Hamilton and Patricia Killelea. Author Louise Erdrich is a tribal citizen of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and her book The Round House won the National Book Award winner for fiction in 2012. It was chosen as this year’s One Book, One Community reading selection. For more information visit the UNITED Conference website at www.nmu.edu/united.
Monday, September 26 at 2 pm – Six Nations artist Elizabeth Doxtater explores the ancient art form of cornhusk dolls to preserve traditional culture and histories while inviting viewers to consider their role in creating peace in the world. The Art of Peace features over 100 cornhusk dolls in two displays: Peacemaker’s Journey and First Council First (Encircles Everything). Doxtater’s artist talk will take place at the DeVos Art Museum. Her displays will be up for the remainder of the fall semester. Generous support provided by the Center for Native American Studies, the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, School of Education, Leadership and Public Service, History Department, Academic Information Services and UNITED Conference. Additional support provided by the John X. and June A. Jamrich Endowment.
Monday, September 26 at 7 pm – D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas will be a speaker at the annual UNITED Conference at Northern Michigan University. Vanas will talk about leadership and pearsonal development expert. He is author of The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery and Achievement. This event is sponsored by the NMU Multicultural Education and Resource Center. For more information visit the UNITED Conference website at www.nmu.edu/united or call the Multicultural Education and Resource Center at 906-227-1554.
Wednesday, September 28 at 2 pm – Associate Professor of Native American Studies, Dr. Martin Reinhardt will present “Anishinaabe Treaty Rights: Food and Education” as part of the annual UNITED Conference at Northern Michigan University. The presentation will take place on the main floor of the NMU Olson Library. For more information visit the UNITED Conference website at www.nmu.edu/united or call the NMU Center for Native American Studies at 906-227-1397.
Wednesday, November 2 at 7 pm - The Round House Book Discussion led by Shirley Brozzo. This discussion will take place at the Olson Library, Room 311.
Friday, November 4 from 5-7 pm - NASA's 16th First Nations Food Taster at the D.J. Jacobetti Complex. Advance tickets may be purchased until Wednesday, November 2 at 112 Whitman Hall or 3001 Hedgcock. Regular priced tickets may be purchased at the door.
Saturday, November 5 from 11 am to 5 pm - Walk Softly Moccasin Making Workshop with visiting Ojibwe artist, Greg "biskakone" Johnson. Participants will make moccasins for ricing or relaxing. Materials are provided and space is limited. Register in person at 112 Whitman Hall by November 2 at 4 pm.
November 13-19 - 6th Annual "Rock Your Mocs" Wear your moccasins to school, to work, or wherever your day takes you. Share a photo and tag it #RockYourMocs
Monday, November 14 at 7 pm - Film: Christmas in the Clouds at the Whitman Hall Commons. For more information, call 906-227-1554.
Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm - Film: Smoke Signals at the Whitman Hall Commons. For more information, call 906-227-1554.
Friday, November 18 from 10 am to 3 pm - Gift of Water Beading Workshop with visiting Oneida artist, Karen Ann Hoffman. Participants will make a canoe-shaped wall hanging in honor of the waters. Materials will be provided. Space is limited to 15 people. Register in person at 112 Whitman Hall by November 15 at 4 pm.
Friday, November 18 at 7 pm - Woodland Sky Dance Company. Free showcase of Native dances, songs, and stories at the Reynolds Recital Hall.
Tuesday, November 29 at 1 pm - In the DeVos Art Museum there will be a talk by Oneida Faithkeeper, Robert Brown about "The Art of Peace" exhibit by Elizabeth Doxtater.
Until December 9 - Art of Peace Exhibit at the DeVos Art Museum featuring the work of Mohawk artist, Elizabeth Doxtater.
Waa-nezhwe'ebak. (What's happened.)
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See our past activities in pictures at our CNAS Flickr site.
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Anishinaabe Words of the Month
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