To honor Indigenous Peoples' Day, Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies (CNAS) and the Native American Student Association (NASA) are planning an event that begins at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the Land Acknowledgment Sign on the academic mall. The public is invited.
Morning Thunder, Marquette's drumming group, will perform. The musical performance will be followed by comments from NMU President Kerri Schuiling, CNAS Professor April Lindala and Damon Panek, an Anishinaabe wildland firefighter who possesses traditional Anishinaabe knowledge and language and is the father of NASA President Sophie Panek. The event will conclude with a march from the Land Acknowledgement Sign to NMU's Fire Site in the Whitman Woods.