A Northern Michigan University Mexican theater class will perform two plays starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in room 2902 of the West Science building. They will be presented in Spanish, with English subtitles. Total run time for both is about 45 minutes. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Arts and Culture
Northern Michigan University's Native American Student Association will host a screening of the movie Wind River. The event is scheduled from noon -2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Whitman Hall commons. It is free and open to the public.
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. A discussion will follow.
Dan Truckey, director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU, was awarded the Peninsulas Prize by the Michigan Museums Association at its annual meeting Oct. 29 in Dearborn. The statewide prize honors an individual or organization that has demonstrated the significance and impact of community engagement over the last year.
At the Northern Michigan University Veterans Day Concert on Nov. 11, distinguished student veteran Traci Dietz received a commemorative coin from President Fritz Erickson for her dedicated time and service.
“I am honored to have been recognized by [Rep.] Sara Cambensy and President Erickson,” she said. “I have worked hard to make the lives of my fellow veterans easier through my work-study position in the Veteran Services Office with Mike Rutledge and his service dog, Welles, who has helped countless students through rough times.”
Veterans Day on Nov. 11 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Under the leadership of President James Kaye, Northern State Normal School (now Northern Michigan University) participated in WWI regionally, nationally and abroad. War-time concerns were exacerbated by another significant threat a century ago: a Spanish flu pandemic that ultimately shut down Northern for three months in the fall 1918 semester.
Northern Michigan University’s Native American Student Association will screen the documentary Trudell at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Whitman Hall commons. The event is free and open to the public.
The documentary traces American Indian activist and poet John Trudell's life, from his childhood in Omaha, Neb., through his role as a leader of the American Indian Movement and his rebirth as a musician and spoken word poet.
November is Native American Heritage Month. For more information, visit www.nmu.edu/nativeamericanstudies.
Canadian political theorist Ronald Beiner will present “Dangerous Minds in Dangerous Times” at Northern Michigan University. His talk is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Ontario Room of the University Center. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. Beiner will explore themes from his latest book, Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right.
Northern Michigan University’s Native American Student Association is hosting the First Nations Food Taster. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Jacobetti Complex commons.
The First Nations Food Taster provides guests with an array of Native American foods. Recipes from the Decolonizing Diet Project will be featured, offering traditional Native American foods. Some contemporary Native American dishes will also be available. This year’s menu may include bison stew with cranberries, turkey roast, pecan whitefish, venison and squash bisque.
Singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey, the Native American Music Awards' 2018 Artist of the Year, will perform Saturday, Nov. 10, at Northern Michigan University. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Her performance is in conjunction with the U.P. Beaumier Heritage Center's exhibition, Ancestral Women. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $1 for NMU students.