Fall 2018 - Mino Dagwaagin! | Happy Autumn!
On behalf of the NMU Center for Native American Studies faculty and staff, welcome to the fall 2018 semester. There are several activities that will be taking place over the upcoming semester. News items of interest for Native American and NATV students will also be shared here when possible. Follow the CNAS Facebook and Flickr sites to keep up with this semester's events!
Photo: Charlee Brissette (NMU alumna) and Kayla Bell (NMU alumna '18) show off their Running Medicine spirit. See photos from the Running Medicine event held in April 2018. If you would like to engage in Running Medicine runs, contact Jud Sojourn at email@example.com.
♦ September 19: Tribal Justice Documentary Screening. The Center for Native American Studies,in partnership with the Michigan Supreme Court State Administration Office, will show the documentary Tribal Justice. This film may be of particular interest to students in criminal justice, political science, sociology, and social work. A panel discussion will follow (specific guest information forthcoming). The screening will take place in the Whitman Hall Commons (Room 136) from 6 - 9 pm.
♦ N8V Dance Fitness - Join Michelle Reed (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) for this serious workout! Meet us at 10 am at Gym 150 in the PEIF on NMU's Campus. Please bring your own towels and water canisters. Raffles and prizes each session! Photo with Hoops from Winter 2017. Good times!
♦ September 21: Beading Workshop at 1pm with Michelle Reed. Join us in creating some beautiful works of art--CNAS style!
♦ September 22: Cultural Teachings of Asemaa with Greg Johnson and Leon Valliere (both Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe). Learn Anishinaabe cultural uses of asemaa and basic Anishinaabemowin. This FREE workshop is open to the first 35 registrants. Food and beverages provided, please bring your own water container. Dish bags also encouraged! To RSVP, call the Center for Native American Studies at 906-227-1397, or sign up in person at Room 112 in Whitman Hall. The workshop will take place in the Whitman Hall Commons (Room 136) from 11am - 4pm.
♦ September 27: "What's Growing In Your Backyard?" Anishinaabe Plant Teachings. Lesson and walk lead by Professor Jud Sojourn. Meet first in the Hunt/Van Antwerp Lobby at 6:30 pm; we will leave on the walk together from there. E-mail Brooke Tharp with any questions.
♦ October 5, 12, 26: N8V Dance Fitness - Join Michelle Reed (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) for this serious workout! Please bring your own towels and water canisters. Raffles and prizes each session! Sessions are held at 10 am at Gym 150 in the PEIF on NMU's Campus
♦ October 29: undergraduates! Due date for the McNair's Scholars application!
Student Organization Info
The Native American Student Association (NASA) meets:
Wednesdays at 3 p.m (odd weeks 3, 5, 7) and Tuesdays at 5 pm (even weeks 4, 6, 8).
NASA meets in the Whitman Hall Commons!
Photo: NASA's Fall 18 Submission in the Homecoming Chalk Drawing contest! Artists were Bazile Panek and Beth Ansari with NASA adviser, Jud Sojourn.
The Native American Language and Culture Club meets:
Monday at 3 p.m in the Center for Native American Studies [112 Whitman Hall]
The Native American Beading Club (BYOB - bring your own beads) meets:
Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in the Whitman Hall Commons [Room 136 Whitman Hall]