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Congratulations to NMU senior, Grey Shea. Grey has been recognized by the Native American Studies faculty as the first-ever Outstanding Graduating Senior in Native American Studies. Grey will be honored at the upcoming 2019 Academic Affairs Honors Banquet on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m.

Here is a short bio about them.

Meskwa Gekek Kwe n'dizhinikaaz. Migizi n'doodem. Baaweting n'doonjibaa. My name is Grey Shea. I am from Baaweting (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan) and am a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from the Eagle Clan. I am a soon-to-graduate Native American Studies major at Northern Michigan University, with a special interest in learning Anishinaabemowin (the Anishinaabe language). I have served as the vice president of the Native American Student Association for a year and a half, and have worked at the Center for Native American Studies for two years. My biggest passion in life is Anishinaabe mino-bimaadiziwin (living a good life) and I plan to work on furthering Anishinaabe language and culture revitalization.


The CNAS faculty team wishes the very best for all of the graduating seniors.

Here are some updates to the Center for Native American Studies calendar!

Monday, April 15, 2019: Global Citizens Week Re-scheduled film showing of the documentary, Waste Land. 12:00 pm. Whitman Hall Commons - Rm. 136.
Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10, 2019: Native Circle Professional Development Training. Confirmed speakers and more information can be found here.

Thursday, September 26: Watch here for news about Moccasin games and other traditional games to be held at the Whitman Hall Commons.

Follow the CNAS Facebook and Flickr sites for the latest news! Questions? Contact the Center for Native American Studies at 906-227-1397.

Several activities kept both the Center for Native American Studies busy over this winter 2019 semester.

March 15, 2019: Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company at the Forest Roberts Theatre at NMU! Show starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $5 and available through NMU EZ Tickets. Call 906-227-1032 or visit nmu.edu/tickets.  Check out more information here!
March 20, 2019: Advising Night. 6pm in Gries Hall room 249. Meet with faculty from Native American Studies, History, and Philosophy. Any study from any major is welcome! Pizza provided.

March 30, 2019: NASA's 26th annual "Learning to Walk Together" traditional powwow. Check here for updates.

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The Native American Student Association (NASA) meets: Wednesdays at 5pm 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 Beading Club (BYOB - bring your own beads) meets: Wednesdays at 4 - 7 pm (odd weeks) and 12 - 2pm (even weeks) in the Whitman Hall Commons or Whitman 112 (if NASA is meeting)