MARQUETTE, MI-- Three NMU student organizations are hosting public activities to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
The events aim to recognize 525 years of indigenous resistance against colonization. They’ll be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday between West Science and Jamrich Hall.
An introduction to the day and drum songs by Morning Thunder will be held at 11, followed by an open discussion at noon, historical and contemporary readings and imagery at 1 p.m., an open discussion at 2, a march to Cohodas and loop around campus at 3, then a closing ceremony and round dance at 4. A roundtable with ASNMU student government and the community will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.
The groups sponsoring the activities are the Native American Student Association, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and the Native American Language and Culture Club.