Native Americans

  1. May 23, 2024

    Library offers free borrowing privileges for Native people

    The U-M Library is extending free borrowing privileges to Native and Indigenous people not already affiliated with the university, allowing them to check out items from the library’s circulating collection.

  2. April 27, 2023

    WOCAP announces 11th Shirley Verrett Award winner

    The Women of Color in the Academy Project will present its 11th annual Shirley Verrett Award to Amy Ku’uleialoha Stillman for her exemplary leadership and advocacy on behalf of diverse students.

  3. January 9, 2023

    U-M clarifies tobacco policy; free cessation group available

    The Tobacco-free University Premises policy has been revised to clarify the cultural practice of smudging, a historical ritual of some Indigenous or Native American people, that is considered exempt from new restrictions.

  4. October 14, 2021

    Designation puts U-M Biological Station ‘at the halfway place’

    “Obtawaing,” the Anishinaabemowin word for “at the halfway place,” has been adapted to describe the Obtawaing Biosphere Region, a newly awarded designation springing from U-M’s Biological Station.

  5. October 26, 2020

    DEI Summit speakers focus on role of art in social justice

    The presenters at U-M’s 2020 DEI Summit highlighted the intersection of art and social justice as they encouraged people to use their voices and talents as mechanisms for change.

  6. February 6, 2020

    Study shows much opposition to Native American mascots, names

    New U-M research reveals high rates of opposition to not only the use of gestures and chants, but also to Native American mascots and team names like the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

  7. January 9, 2020

    Clements Library acquires collection of rare Native American photos

    The William L. Clements Library has added a rare collection of Native American photos from noted collector Richard Pohrt Jr., to the library’s renowned archive of early American history.

  8. June 3, 2015

    U-M extends reach to prospective Native American students

    The university’s pipeline to underrepresented prospective students extended its reach recently with the launch of Campus KinoMaage.

  9. January 7, 2014

    U-M reaches milestone in transferring Native American remains

    U-M has completed the transfer of nearly half of its collections of Native American human remains and cultural objects from burial sites in Michigan to tribes that lived in the areas where they were found.