The Center for Native American Studies strives to serve as a resource for not only the NMU community; when possible we strive to partner with tribal nations as well as other community entities, organizations, and agencies. However, due to limited staffing we may not be able to help and answer all of the inquires and invitations that we receive.
*This page is currently under construction. Miigwech/Thank you for your understanding
What makes Native American Studies distinct?
Research and Creative Works by NAS faculty and students
Celebration of Student Work - NAS representation
Decolonizing Diet Project
Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now anthology
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) works to address the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development. NICWA also works to support compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), which seeks to keep American Indian children with American Indian families. NICWA was funded by the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Inc. to develop and disseminate the 'Ensuring the Seventh Generation: Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit' for child welfare and mental health programs focused on victims of abuse, children in out-of-home care, and witnesses of violence. The toolkit is to educate tribal child welfare workers of the warning signs of suicide, risk and protective factors, suicide prevention and intervention methods, and when such workers should seek professional mental health services.
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Videos - Words/Phrases of the Month
These videos come from the NMU Center for Native American Studies' current assistant professor Dr. Jud Sojourn and our past Anishinaabemowin instructor Kenn Pitawanakwat.
Jud Sojourn's Anishinaabe Words/Phrases of the Month
Kenn Pitawanakwat's Anishinaabe Words of the Month
November 2014 Maada-gan-ji-ge
October 2014 Aabi-da-kamagad
September 2014 Maad 'kami-gad
February 2014 Kaw-taa-ni-gisi-naa
January 2014 Aansokedaa Beboon
December 2013 Mina-jaadaa Maadiziwin
November 2013 Anishinaabe minajaadaa
October 2013 Niibiishan Nnbaasinon
September 2013 Bine kedaa. Jibaa kedaa
April 2013 Kitchi-Piitendaagwad-Maadaziwin
March 2013 Aanii. Ndishinikaas. Donjibaa. Nndodem.
January/February 2013 Gaayiin-geyaabi
December 2012 Ngi-chi-zhi'yaa
November 2012 Minomin miinawa waawaashkezh
October 2012 Nan-ji-geywin
September 2012 Anishinaabe Miijim
June 2012 Agii-zhoowaa
May 2012 Kiik-shki-tonaa
April 2012 We-biidaa
March 2012 Kenwebidaa
February 2012 Megawaa
January 2012 Aanch Miinawa
December 2011 Zhiitaadaa!
November 2011 Miigwech-i-nendim-wodaa
October 2011 Bashki-minsigan
September 2011 Shki-Giizoons Niimi
Links of Interest
- The Education Trust has prepared and made available a briefing on "The State of Education for Native Students."
- The University of Illinois Press is seeking manuscripts for upcoming issues on Women, Gender, and Families of Color.
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Pathways Programs has opportunities for Interns, Recent Graduates, and Presidential management Fellows. Click on each of the links for information on each of the federal government's new and improved programs. See also the CBP Snapshot - a summary of CBP facts and figures and general information About CBP .
- U.S. Department of Education reports on consultations with tribal leaders, Tribal Consultations and Listening Sessions
- Native Youth Leadership Alliance - a community of young Native leaders from diverse tribes sharing leadership "sparks" to improve their communities.
- The Environment Report
- Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
- The Rez we live on.This website is a great source of information for all ages. Note: click on the faces to start one of nine experiences.
Ojibwe Geographic Place Names based on 1836, 1837, and 1842 Ceded Territories of MI, WI, and MN.
Use of Fire Site Form
The grounds of Whitman Hall feature a fire site in a peaceful, wooded area for educational, cultural and social outdoor gatherings.
It was built in the summer of 2003, and in 2005, benches were placed at the site. They are placed in the four directions (east, south, west, north) and upon each is a wood burning of a particular clan of the Anishinaabe (drawings were done by then student, Pamela Abel).
Faculty, staff, students and community groups can request use of the fire site by completing the Fire Site Use Form