Indigenous Peoples' Day: Morning Ceremony

by Native American Student Association (NASA)


Back to Indigenous Peoples' Day 2021

Mon, Oct 11, 2021

10 AM – 11 AM EDT (GMT-4)

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Academic Mall

1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette 49855, United States


Boozhoo! Hello! Welcome to the Opening Ceremony of Indigenous Peoples' Day.

To kick off 2021's Indigenous Peoples' Day, we will gather in the Academic Mall to hear various speakers. The local Morning Thunder drum will sing traditional songs to honor the space. Our speakers will include students, faculty/staff, and the official unveiling of the new Land Acknowledgement Sign.


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Grace Chaillier


Center for Native American Studies

Grace Chaillier is a Burnt Thigh Clan enrolled tribal citizen of the Rosebud Sioux (Sicangu Lakota) oyate. She earned three degrees from NMU, the last being a Master of Fine Arts. Grace is grateful to have taught for the NMU Center for Native American Studies for the last 16 years.

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Bazile Panek


Bazile Panek is a proud member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and he was born and raised on the Red Cliff reservation. Bazile is heavily involved with his culture, regularly attending ceremonies and cultural events. In recent years, he has become a leader in his community by teaching others how to play Moccasin Game.

Currently, Bazile is a senior studying Native American Studies with minors in Sustainability and Entrepreneurship at Northern Michigan University (NMU). He has had the honor to serve and participate in various committees and organizations. At NMU, Bazile is the current President of the Native American Student Association, he serves as the Student Representative on the President’s Committee on Diversity, as well as on the Center for Native American Studies’ Curriculum Committee. At home, Bazile is a board member on the Red Cliff Business Development Corporation. Bazile has also served on various ad hoc committees, and he has educated many people about Native American culture, language, and history. Recently, Bazile was instrumental in advocating for the official recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day by Northern Michigan University.

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Morning Thunder

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