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47th Annual Northland College Powwow

September 16, 1:00 pm9:00 pm

Join us for a long-standing, celebrated tradition—Northland College’s fall powwow. All are welcome at this free, family-friendly event. Grand entries are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will be a community feast at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own chairs…


September 16, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Come watch or play traditional lacrosse! For those who plan to play, feel free to bring your own stick or use one of ours, and bring a small gift to contribute if you can. This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the community. The 47th Annual Northland College Powwwow…

Powwow 101

September 11, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Join us for an interactive and engaging way to learn powwow history and etiquette. If you’ve never attended a powwow before, this is your opportunity to learn more now so you’ll be ready for the 47th Annual Northland College Powwow on Saturday, September 16. This is a fun, family-friendly event….

Portrait of April Stone, a Northland College alum

Basketry Demonstration with April Stone

September 16, 12:00 pm6:00 pm

This event will take place during the 47th Annual Northland College Powwow on the Campus Mall from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. Learn more about log pounding, splint preparation, and basket weaving from Northland College alum and adjunct faculty member April Stone ’95. She will also share…

Northland College students do radio interview in early 1960s with photographer and curator John Szarkowski

Changing the Way We See

Ashland native John Szarkowski showed America a new way to look at photographs.

When John Szarkowski began as director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1962, photography was considered a utilitarian median, a means to document what existed. He elevated the photograph as a legitimate form of art. “Szarkowski’s thinking, whether Americans know it or not,…

Couple in front of a Christmas tree

Property Gift to Provide Scholarships

Alumni Carol and Don Buckman donate property for scholarship

As a freshman, Carol McLean met her future husband, Don Buckman, in the College print shop. Don worked downstairs in the copper shop. It was 1947. Don graduated in 1950; Carol in 1951. They married two years later in St. Paul. Carol worked at the University of Minnesota as an…

Alumnus Henry Fitzgibbon performs on stage at Northland College

Henry Fitzgibbon ’51 On Broadway

A Life in the Arts

With one trio, two duets, two solos and pages of dialogue, the Captain in Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore is considered one of the largest roles ever written for an actor. And one Saturday afternoon in 1954, twenty-something Henry Fitzgibbon ’51, found out with no time to prepare, that he…

2016 Water Summit

ADP: White Paper calls for increased funding for Great Lakes Restoration

By Rick Olivo, Ashland Daily Press The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has received a great measure of bipartisan support since it was initiated in fiscal year 2010. From an initial funding of $475 million, the program has received an annual appropriation of $300 million in every year except fiscal year…

Sig Olson's personal gear

Sigurd Olson Legacy

Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) was acknowledged during his lifetime as a leader of the American environmental movement, an emblematic figure for a generation of activists. As a writer, teacher, and activist who was a harbinger of the raising of America’s ecological consciousness, Olson’s history, writings, and This content was curated by…