Michigan State University occupies Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. Edweying Naabing // Looking at the Past and Present, as well as a number of other MSU activities and initiatives, serves to mark the 200th commemoration of the Treaty of Saginaw. Edweying Naabing // Looking at the Past and Present is part of a series of programming designed to raise awareness about the history of the Land on which MSU resides and how the past shapes our present and future. The symposium addresses how MSU, and universities in general, will work equitably with Anishinaabeg according to the interests and needs of Indigenous communities. Through the Symposium, individuals at MSU affirm Indigenous sovereignty and hold Michigan State University accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples. The Symposium will consist of approximately 30 speakers and panelists over a two-day period. This Symposium and related events attract prospective students, their families, current students, alumni, and community members at large.
The persistence of a vibrant, urban Anishinaabe community with dozens of speakers of the Anishinaabemowin language in Nkwejong // Lansing area reflect themes of Indigenous survival in urban spaces. We honor this presence as well as the many thriving communities throughout the Great Lakes region. The Symposium focuses on Indigenous histories, presence, and futures on Anishinaabewaki and across Turtle Island. In doing so, we look at the past and present to imagine the future, promoting cultural education within the University community and beyond.
MSU will also host Native Family Day, a recruitment event for Anishinaabeg and other Indigenous youth and families. At Native Family Day, there will be a panel of current Native MSU students who will speak about their experiences. Participants will also have a chance to take a tour of MSU's campus and make art at the Broad Art Museum among other activities.
In order to facilitate a great symposium, we would like to pay for parking for those participants who have registered for the Symposium or Native Family Day by having you use a parking code.
The week of the symposium you will receive a code that you will use to park. This code will be sent to the email that you used to register.
Steps to enter the code:
1) Enter your full license plate number
2) Select how long you need to park
3) Do you have a validation code? (Select 1 for Yes)
4) Enter Validation Code Number (Emailed to you the week of the symposium)
5) Would you like a receipt? Choose either Yes or No depending on if you would like a receipt.
You do NOT need to put the receipt on the dash of your vehicle.
TREATY of SAGINAW COMMEMORATION
Edweying Naabing Symposium: Honoring over 200 Years of Ongoing Indigenous Presence
September 20-21, 2019 at MSU College of Law
Edweying Naabing hosted by American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Law and Policy Center, and Native American Institute – Michigan State University
NATIVE FAMILY DAY
Hosted by Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions – Michigan State University
Please contact Monica Williamson at the Indigenous Law and Policy Center if you have any questions or for more information.
Native American Heritage Fund, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Mellon Foundation, Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University, additional sponsors will be added as confirmed.
MSU Sponsors: College of Social Science, James Madison College, The Graduate School, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, additional sponsors will be added as confirmed.