Upcoming Events

  • October 23, 2010: Michigan Tech powwow

November is always a busy month because it is Native American Heritage Month. On behalf of the NMU Center for Native American Studies, I wanted to share some information with you in hopes that you would consider attending or volunteering for some of the things that we have going on.

  • Monday, November 1:
  • First-ever Kayndahsawin Academy for Native students in grades 6 – 12 will take place in Whitman Hall on the NMU campus from 6 – 8 pm. Various workshops on Anishinaabe Language, the Story Line Project, What do to after high school and others will take place. We could use volunteers for this project. Please contact Alex Maxwell at almaxwel@nmu.edu.

  • Friday, November 5:
  • 10th annual First Nations Food Taster. This is the annual fundraiser of the NMU Native American Student Association for their spring powwow. Tickets are $12 in advance for the general public. The event is held in the DJ Jacobetti Center on the NMU Campus and runs from 5 – 8 p.m. Volunteers will enjoy the meal for free. To sign up, contact nasa@nmu.edu

  • Monday, November 8:
  • Father John Hascal will be a guest presenter in the Whitman Commons on the NMU campus at 7 p.m.

  • Thurs, Nov 11 – Saturday, Nov 13:
  • The College Prep Medicine Wheel Academy will be presented at NMU for Native American students in grades 10-12. Volunteers are needed for chaperoning. Meals and lodging will be included. Please contact Alex Maxwell at almaxwel@nmu.edu if you would like to volunteer.

  • Tuesday, November 16:
  • Film showing – There will be a film showing of UNREPENTENT at 7 p.m. at Jamrich Hall 103 on the NMU Campus. For more information on Kevin Annett and his experience, visit http://www.hiddenfromhistory.org

  • Tuesday, November 30:
  • Join us for a special viewing of the Zaagkii (Wings and Seeds) Project video vignettes. This is a potluck gathering that runs from 4 – 7 pm (you can come as go as you need). The video vignettes will be shown at the Marquette Commons (Third St, just south of Washington St – there is a parking lot at the corner) in Marquette, Michigan.

    Remember, the Native American Student Association meets at 112 Whitman weekly at 4:45 p.m. Contact me with any questions you may have regarding these events. If you email me, please put in the subject line NOV 2010 EVENTS so I can spot your question!

    Chi miigwech (great thanks),



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