Upcoming Events and News Items

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Boozhoo! Greetings!

Several activities will be taking place over the upcoming academic year. Updates on these events will be shared here when possible. Follow the CNAS Facebook and Flickr sites for the latest news! Questions? Contact the Center for Native American Studies at 906-227-1397.

November is Native American Heritage Month

Link to Native American Heritage Month poster is here.  Here is a link to Jud's Word/Phrase of the Month for December.

November 2nd-9th: Week of Indigenous Eating. Utilize your copy of the Decolonizing Diet Project Cookbook and take part on your own.

November 2nd: Older Than America screening, 6 p.m. in the Mead Auditorium [West Science Building]. This film explores the devastating personal and cultural effects of the American Indian boarding Schools on the members of a Native American family in Minnesota.

November 3rd: Ancestral Women traveling exhibit opening at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center [Gries Hall]. Ancestral_Women_Facebook_Banner.jpgThrough hand-woven jacquard weavings by Mary Burns, Ancestral Women honors and celebrates elder women, one from each of the 12 Native American tribes in Wisconsin. The exhibit runs through January 26th, 2019. The November Opening reception is at 1 pm and includes: Weaving demonstrations by Mary Burns (1 pm-4 pm) and a workshop and performance by Oshkii Giizhik Singers (2 pm). Gries Hall is at the end of 7th Street heading into the NMU Campus.

November 3rd: NAMMY award-winning Oshkii Giizhik Singers will perform. 7:30 pm in the Black Box Theater [McClintock building], free admission and open to the public. The Oshkii Giizhik Singers are a community-based group of Native American women singers from the Fond Du Lac/Duluth area. They sing to empower Anishinaabe women to use their voice in a good way. 

♦ November 9: NASA's 18th annual First Nations Food Taster from 5-7 pm at the D.J. Jacobetti Complex. The First Nations Food Taster provides guests with an array of foods from traditional and contemporary Native American recipes. This is a fundraiser for the annual traditional powwow to be held in March 2019. Purchase advanced tickets at 112 Whitman Hall before 3 pm on Friday, November 9 on the NMU Campus. Volunteers are needed. Here is a sign up sheet to volunteer. Drop this off at 112 Whitman Hall.

November 10th: NAMMY award-winning musician, Annie Humphrey will perform. 7:30 pm in the Black Box Theater [McClintock Building], $5 for the general public and $1 for students. Annie Humphrey grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota.

November 12th-17th: "Rock Your Mocs" week. Work, school, vacation - wherever you are, wear your moccasins! IMG_20161114_102037720_HDR.jpgTake a photo and share it on social media with the hashtag #rockyourmocs

November 14th: Regalia Day. Wear your regalia - dresses, leggings, skirts, shirts - and make Native American culture and fashion more visible at NMU!

November 15th: Trudell screening, 7pm in the Whitman Commons. This documentary traces American Indian activist and poet John Trudell's life from his childhood in Omaha, Nebraska, through his role as a leader of the American Indian Movement, and his rebirth as a musician and spoken word poet. 

November 16th: Star Knowledge workshop with Aimee Cree Dunn, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Shiras Planetarium. Becky Simmons, the Planetarium director advises that people enter at the NEW Auxiliary gym entrance marked door 11 on the southeast corner of MSHS. Planetarium ticket prices: Elders 60+ are free, kids under 18 are $2, everyone else is $3. The Planetarium does not allow late entry so please arrive before 1:30.  For more info on the Shiras Planetarium visit shirasplanetarium.org

November 27th: Wind River screening, Noon-2:30 pm in the Whitman Commons, discussion to follow. This film follows a veteran hunter as he helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation. **Trigger warning = sexual assult** Discussion facilitated by Grace Chaillier and April Lindala.

November 29th: The Great Native Book Purge, Noon-5 pm in the Whitman Commons. Lots of Native topic books up for grabs (for free)!

December 4: NAS 212 Michigan and Wisconsin Tribal Relations Exhibit - Students of NAS 212 will be hosting a poster session meant to provide insight and share their research scholarship about tribal history, identity, and modern-day priorities of our tribal neighbors. This event is for area middle and high school students and teachers, NMU faculty, staff, and students, and other interested members of the Marquette community.


Powwow Planners

March 30, 2019: Mark Your Calendar. NASA's annual "Learning to Walk Together" traditional powwow. 

received_1953029068332105.jpegStudent 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 or Whitman 112 (if NASA is meeting).

Past Events

September 2018