NMU Marks Native American Heritage Month

From a painting by NMU student Reese Carter

Northern Michigan University will celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November with a series of presentations and other activities on campus and in the community.

The NMU Center for Native American Studies has planned five faculty presentations at Peter White Public Library. All will begin at 7 p.m. on the respective dates. The topics and presenters are:

Oct. 25: Discussion of Joy Harjo's work, “Reclaiming Indigenous Voice to Vision,” by April Lindala.

Nov. 1: World view through art expression, by Amber Morseau.

Nov. 8: Climate and American Indian literature, by Amy Hamilton.

Nov. 10: Removal histories, by Martin Reinhardt.

Nov. 15: An American Sunrise, by Joy Harjo, with music by Waa Wi Ye Yaa

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in Gries Hall is hosting a related exhibition titled “The 7th Fire: A Decolonizing Experience.” A day to “rock your mocs” will be held Nov. 15, and boarding school visibility week begins Nov. 22.

Other activities scheduled at the Center for Native American Studies in 112 Whitman Hall include:

Nov. 4: 4 Cs Coffee Hour: Walking the Path Together, 10 a.m.

Nov. 4: Virtual Tribal Gaming Fun Night, 6 -8 p.m. at t.ly/lo2E

Nov. 11: Beading Circle, 4-6 p.m.

For more information, contact cnas@nmu.edu.

Prepared By

Kristi Evans
News Director