Native American Programs
Connect to community and culture
The Native American Programs (NAP) office is responsible for various programs all related to the Native American community and culture.
This office exists in part because of the long-standing relationship that CMU has with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is an active sponsor of CMU athletics, various CMU scholarships, and many cultural-related activities.
Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.
Celebrating Life Pow Wow
One of the best ways to experience Native American culture is at a Pow wow. Pow wows are the Native American people’s way of coming together to dance, sing, visit, share handmade crafts, make new friendships and renew old ones.
Native American Indigenous Summer Enrichment Camp
Our Office of Native American Programs invites all Native American students interested in exploring life at college to apply for the weeklong North American Indigenous Summer Enrichment Camp (NAISEC).
Tribal Education Outreach Day
Central Michigan University invites students to visit the campus of Central Michigan University, virtually. For more information please contact 774-2508 or email email@example.com.
Indigenous Peoples' Day
Our goal is to improve the well-being of our Native American students, and we believe it is beneficial to celebrate the lives of Native American peoples, ancestors and culture that has been passed down through the generations while simultaneously reclaiming an otherwise degrading and historically inaccurate holiday. We also believe this change will encourage students to educate themselves, and fellow peers, on the accurate historical facts of Christopher Columbus.
What It Means to Be a Chippewa
The Chippewas name refers to a proud, honorable, and respectful people who today live throughout the United States and Canada.
The cultural and social programs offered by our Office of Native American Programs allows our campus and local community to come together to learn about Native American culture and history.