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Native American and Indigenous Studies

WMU Land Acknowledgement Statement

Land acknowledgement is a process by which individuals are prompted to consider the history of the space they currently inhabit.

We would like to recognize that Western Michigan University is located on lands historically occupied by Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadmi nations. Please take a moment to acknowledge and honor this ancestral land of the Three Fires Confederacy, the sacred lands of all indigenous peoples and their continued presence.

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month: November
Native American Heritage Month, or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, in November is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the contributions of Native people.