Anishinaabe Ancestral Homelands Statement
Northern Michigan University is located on the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabe Three Fires Confederacy. Sustaining River is the traditional name of Marquette. The university rests now on what was wetlands, a place of traditional medicine. It is now and has always been the home of the Anishinaabe people, who carry the will, intention and memory of those seven generations ago so as to continue in relation to the land in a good way seven generations in the future.
ᑮᐧᐁᑎᓄᓐᒃ ᒥᔒᑫᓐ ᑭᓄᒫᑫᑲᒥᑯᓐᒃ ' ᐊᔮ ᑫᑌ ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐧᐊᑭᓐᒃ - ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯ ᐧᓯ ᔥᑯᑌ ᐊᑭᓐᒃ ᑭᒋᓇᒣᐱᓂ ᓰᐱᓐᒃ ᐁᔑᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒧᐧᐃᓂᓐᒃ ᑭᓄᒫᑫᑲᒥᑯᒃ ᔮ ᓄᐧᑲ ᐅᑭᒋᑫᑌᒪᔥᑮᑯᒃ ᒪᔥᑭᑭᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᐁᑕᔮᐧᐋᒼ ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯ ᓄᐧᑲ ᑕᔥ ᐊᐸᓀ ᐅᐱᑑᓈᐧᐋ ᐃᓀᑕᒧᐧᐃᓐ ᑕᔥ ᒥᐧᑫᑕᐧᒥᓐ ᐅᒋᐊᓂᑯᐱᒋᑲᓇᒃ ᓃᐧᔖᓱ ᒋᐧᐹᐅ ᑕᑎᓯᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᒋ ᒥᓄᓇᐧᐁᒪᓐ ᔥᑲᒃᒥᐧᑫᐧᐊᓐ ᓃᐧᔖ ᓱᔅᒡᐧᑳ ᐅᑕᑎᓯᐧᐃᓇᓐ
Giiwedinong Mishiiken Kinomaage'gamigong ayaa gete-anishinaabewaking Anishinaabe Swi Shkode Aking. Gichi-namebini Ziibing ezhinikaadeg Anishinaabemowining. Kinomaage'gamigong yaa nongwa ogiji-gete-mashkiigong, mashkikiwining. endayaawaad anishinaabe nongwa dash apane, obidoonaawaa inendamowin dash mikwendamwin onji-anikobijiganag niizhwaaso-jibwaa-ondadiziwinan ji-minonaweman shkakmikwewan niizhwaaso-schkwaa-ondadiziwinan.