Native American Heritage Month Story Idea

Tuesday 10, 2015

Artist Karen Ann Hoffman, whose traditional Iroquois raised beadwork is on display at the Neville Public Museum, recently gave a presentation at a Northern Michigan University diversity conference. Students and faculty were so inspired by her talk and a few samples of her work that a delegation from the NMU Center for Native American Studies is making a day trip to Neville on Friday (Nov. 13) to meet with Hoffman and see more than 40 of her original pieces on display. The master artist will share her expertise for the second time with emerging scholars from NMU, which recently became the first university in Michigan to offer an academic major in Native American studies. For media interested in covering this activity, NMU’s delegation should arrive at the museum at about 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact April Lindala, director of the NMU Center for Native American Studies, at 227-1397. 

Kristi Evans
News Director