Central sustainability and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College to host soup and substance


The Office of Diversity Education hosts a "Soup & Substance" event for Asian Pacific Heritage Month April 24, 2019 in the Terrace Rooms of the Bovee University Center.

Central Sustainability will host a Soup & Substance event alongside the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College on Thursday, April 20, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as part of Earth Week celebrations.

From 12 to 1 p.m. members of the Tribal College will meet in the Bovee University Center Terrace Rooms to have a conversation about environmental topics pertaining to Native American culture while eating traditional Anishinaabek soup and refreshments, according to cmich.edu.

Launched in May 2020 and located in Dow Science Building 275, Central Sustainability‘s mission is to make Central Michigan University more sustainable through projects, policy and programming, according to its website. From Campus Sustainability Month and Earth Month programming each year, to sustainability walking tours and speaking engagements and volunteer opportunities, Central Sustainability “focuses on education, collaboration, and institutional growth to better [CMU’s] campus,” the website said.

According to sagchip.edu, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College “is a tribally controlled land grant institution” that reflects and promotes Anishinaabek culture through educational opportunities.

Land-grant institutions are meant to improve the lives of Native American students and communities as well as expand career options, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.  

The last day to RSVP for the event was Sunday, April 16.