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Powwow & Awareness

…available on our Facebook page. Indigenous Cultures Awareness Month Every March, Northland College host several events as part of celebrations marking Indigenous Cultures Awareness Month. The events promote awareness and understanding of Native American and indigenous culture with family-friendly workshops, speakers, and panels. The month’s events are free and open…

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Eyes Wide Open Author to Speak on Going Beyond the Headlines

…of trees and wildflowers, weather and geology. “They’d been hiding in plain sight all around me my whole life. Suddenly my eyes were open to them all,” he says. “I tried to give readers of Eyes Wide Open that same experience of noticing the unnoticed—in this case the environmental turning…

Northland College senior at powwow

Powwow to Spotlight Proclamation, New Dances

…day instead as an opportunity to celebrate Indigenous diversity and resiliency,” said Northland College Indigenous Cultures Center (ICC) Director Katrina Werchouski. The proclamation is just the beginning. The ICC, Native American Student Association (NASA), and other powwow organizers have added several new features this year designed to educate attendees about…

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Sámi Singer to Perform

The Northland College Native American Studies program and Indigenous Cultures Center is bringing Sofia Jannok, a Swedish-side Sámi artist, singer, songwriter, actress, radio host, and activist for Indigenous rights, to campus the week of Monday, October 3. Combining her heritage with Swedish pop, she will give a public performance at…

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Native American Museum and Indigenous Cultures Center Open House

September 22, 9:00 am1:00 pm

…available, as well as an opportunity to win a door prize! This event is free and open to the public. Finding the Indigenous Cultures Center The Indigenous Cultures Center (ICC) is comprised of several rooms on the first floor of Mead Hall. The ICC’s spaces, including the Native American Museum,…

Native American dancers

Northland Celebrates Indigenous Cultures Awareness Month

In celebration of Indigenous Cultures Awareness Month, Northland College will be hosting a series of events to promote understanding of Native American and indigenous culture. Events are free and open to the public. Click on the links for more information. March 3 Ojibwa Winter Games 1-6 p.m. Campus Mall March…

Northland College student Isa Meyer works with a display in the Native American Museum

Native American Studies

The Native American studies major focuses on indigenous culture and traditional teachings at the core of the program, with particular attention given to Lake Superior regional native history. The program includes first-hand contact with local tribes and native Ojibwe communities alongside a rigorous academic curriculum. The curriculum includes native worldviews…

Indigenous Peoples' Day Proclamation

Northland, Community to Observe & Discuss Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Northland College will host a panel discussion and observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 9 at 7 p.m. In 2016, the College declared the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to focus on a more historically accurate perspective, regarding the beginnings of European and American interaction, respecting…