Native American Heritage Celebration
Native American Heritage Celebration is the celebration of the history, culture, traditions and contributions of Native Americans. The celebration is recognized nationally every November, but is a celebration that lasts throughout the year.
WMEAC's Mayor's River Clean-up!
Monday, September 13, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Grand Ravines Lodge
Students and community members will join along the riverbanks of the Grand River, experience a water ceremony, brief history of the Anishinaabe along the Grand River, and other speakers. We are collaborating with WMEAC and theOttawa County Parks Department to do campus and riverbank trash clean up. Program is 4-4:30, Clean-up is 4:30-7:30, ending with a Thank You at 7:30 (optional)
Indigenous People's Day: Resiliency Through Trauma: The Boarding School Era
Monday, October 11, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2204 Kirkhof center
Dr. Suzanne Cross, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, AssociateProfessor Emeritus Michigan State University will be presenting on Indigenous People’s Day. This presentation will be a review of the U.S. IndianBoarding School policy (1870-1980’s), its impact on the American Indian population, historical and intergenerational trauma, and the value of healing.
Native American Student Association Day of Service
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health (DCIH) room 104
Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper's Daughter is her debut novel, and was an instant #1 NYT Bestseller. The novel is in the works to become a Netflix series.
Dr. Suzanne Cross - U.S. Indian Boarding Schools: The Value of Healing from Resultant Trauma
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Seidman Center Forum section B
Dr. Suzanne Cross, Ph.D., ACSW, LMSW, associate professor Emeritus Michigan State University will be presenting on impacts of intergenerational trauma and how it manifests itself into our Indigenous communities.
Office of Multicultural Affairs, Native American Student Association, and West Michigan Environmental Action Council