Ferris State University plans to highlight Native American culture with events to mark Native American Heritage Month.
“Native Americans have made a huge contribution that often gets overlooked,” said Michael Wade, assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Student Services. “This month provides the opportunity for people to gain insight and reflect on those contributions.”
OMSS and the Circle of Tribal Nations are presenting the free events with funds received by the Diversity and Inclusion Office Faculty/Staff Mini-grant. The events, which are open to the public, include:
Ferris students, faculty, staff and Big Rapids community members are encouraged to attend, Wade said. Events are designed to provide a better understanding of the diversity within Michigan’s Native American tribes, perceptions and perspectives relative to Native American culture, and the traditions of Native Americans.
“The aim of the event is to give people an opportunity to learn more about the Native American culture,” Wade said.
For more information, visit http://www.ferris.edu/omss/ or call (231) 591-2617.
Last updated: 11-08-2012