NMU Native American Association Thrills with Powwow Event

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The Northern Michigan University Native American Student Association and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians co-hosted a Learning to Walk Together Powwow. The event, which also included a cultural traditional feast, was held at the university’s Northern Center Grand Ballroom and was fully funded by the Sault Tribe, making it free for the public to attend. Vice Chairman of the Sault Tribe, Tyler LaPlaunt, expressed his hope for the continuation of their vibrant culture and further partnership with the NMU Native American Student Association.


Northern Michigan University Hosts Powwow with Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

The Northern Michigan University Native American Student Association, in partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, hosted their Learning to Walk Together Powwow in the Northern Center Grand Ballroom on Saturday. The event also featured a traditional cultural feast.

Tyler LaPlaunt, Vice Chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe, mentioned that the Powwow was entirely funded by the Sault Tribe making it free to the public. LaPlaunt emphasized the importance of recognizing the vibrancy of their culture in the present, refuting the misconception of their culture being a thing of the past.

Highlighting the success of this event, LaPlaunt expressed his hopes for more collaborations between the NMU Native American Student Association and the Sault Tribe in the future.


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