Michigan Tech Celebrates Native American History

By Danny Messinger | Published

A student at this year's Spirit of the Harvest Powwow
A student at this year's Spirit of the Harvest Powwow

This November, the Michigan Tech campus community is celebrating Native American Heritage Month.

Native American Heritage Month is observed every year to recognize the significant contributions Native Americans have made in our nation’s history and to share some of the culture’s unique traditions.

From making quill earrings to learning about the Ojibwe language, there are many educational events planned.

The following events are scheduled for the month-long celebration:

  • Introduction to the Ojibwe Language, Nov. 9, noon-1 p.m., Hamar House
  • Quill Earring Night, Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m., Hamar House
  • Wild Rice Journey Native Plant Restoration, Nov. 29, 5-7 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom (Ojibwe wild rice and fry bread will be served)
  • Introduction to the Ojibwe Language, Nov. 30, noon-1 p.m., Hamar House

All events are free and open to the public.

If you plan to attend either Quill Earring Night or Wild Rice Journey Plant Restoration, please email loriann@mtu.edu to RSVP.

Native American Heritage Month is sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society of Michigan Tech, Undergraduate Student Government and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.