September 11th word of the month

A PodCast episode that was submitted on September 6th, 2011 at 1:07 pm. Friends and colleagues: The NMU Center for Native American Studies is celebrating a some special milestones this academic year: • the Native American Studies minor is beginning its 20th year • the annual "Learning to Walk Together" traditional powwow hosted by the Native American Student Association turns 20 this year • the Center for Native American Studies will celebrate 15 years this December. As part of this academic year's celebration of milestones, the Center will be offering an Anishinaabe WORD OF THE MONTH. The Anishinaabe language is the indigenous language of the Ojibwe/Odawa/Potawatomi. This month's word is: shki-giizons niimi translation: "new moon is dancing." NMU's Anishinaabemowin Instructor Kenn Pitawanakwat comments, " in a new semester, in the context, and season, fall, and a new beginning. Implications are the past is acknowledged even celebrated, depending on one's point-of-view, but focus is on the upcoming month and all attributed to it." The faculty, staff and students at the Center have a lot to dance about as we embark on this new semester. • a forthcoming anthology entitled, Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now. • leading an academic research movement exploring the relationship between people and Indigenous foods of the Great Lakes region. • Beginning this fall, providing an American Indian Education concentration for the only TEDNA-endorsed (Tribal Education Directors National Assembly) graduate program in the world focusing on educational leadership. Also, be sure to join us for these September events: • Monday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m.: UNITED 2011 conference featured performer Brianna Malinowski, a highly skilled Hoop Dancer, with her father, Brian Malinowski on the drum and vocals. • Friday, Sept. 30: 15th annual Upper Peninsula Indian Education Conference with keynote speaker Dr. Teresa LaFromboise of Stanford University, an expert on suicide prevention in youth. Visit our website at to learn more about the Center for Native American Studies and upcoming events. Best wishes too all of you this academic year! April E. Lindala, Director Center for Native American Studies Northern Michigan University Marquette, Michigan 49855 PH: 906-227-1397 FX: 906-227-1396

Published on Sep 6, 2011 by Kenneth Pitawanakwat

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September 2011 "Word of the Month"