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Indigenous Peoples Day event to be held at NMU

Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI— NMU President Kerri Schuiling will help the Center for Native American Studies celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on campus Monday.

They and the Native American Student Association will host an event starting at 10 a.m. at the Land Acknowledgement Sign on the academic mall. Marquette drumming group Morning Thunder will perform. They will be followed by comments from Schuiling, Professor April Lindala, and Damon Panek, an Anishinaabe wildland firefighter who possesses traditional knowledge and speaks the language. He's the father of NASA President Sophie Panek.

The event will conclude with a march from the Land Acknowledgement Sign to NMU's Fire Site in the Whitman Woods.

The public is invited to attend.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.