As a private, non-profit organization, the Nokomis Center relies on your support to carry out our important mission of promoting an understanding of the rich culture of the Anishinaabeg People to the community at large.

At Nokmois Learning Center we are always looking for help to maintain and improve our programs for the future. You can help make that possible. The Nokomis Learning Center is a part of the Greater Lansing Community that increases diversity awareness and education. Please consider making a donation to help us continue providing quality programs for our visiting school groups and our larger community.

Thank you for showing your support and commitment to our center.

For more information on our current and past events, please call the center.

Also consider making your donation to the Center in the form of a yearly gift to our Annual Fund. More information can be found below.

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Thank You Very Much for your support!

Annual Membership

The Nokomis Learning Center’s Annual Membership can be purchased in our on-site gift shop or you can download and print the order form below.

You are invited to become a member

Become a friend of the Nokomis Learning Center and discover the exciting culture of the Native American peoples who have lived in the Great Lakes region for thousands of years!

Your membership will help support the Center’s mission and better serve the thousands of school children who visit our facility annually. Each year schools, scouting groups and individual visitors enjoy a “hands-on” learning experience with knowledgeable members of our staff and volunteers.

Since its founding in 1988, Nokomis has hosted numerous exhibitions and educational programs, published several books, and been a model for many other institutions around the nation. We invite you to become a part of our efforts to promote Michigan’s rich Native American heritage.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Our quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to special events and educational programs
  • Special offers on educational materials (Student and Educator membership only)
  • 10% off gift shop purchases and facility rentals

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Download the Membership Form.

Annual Gift

Nokomis Learning Center has established a fund for those who wish to pledge an annual gift to support our mission. Nokomis greatly appreicates its yearly donors and their committment to our mission of preserving and presenting Anishinaabeg history and culture. Please print an Annual Fund donation form and help support our mission!

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Nokomis Wish List

In addition to monetary donations, Nokomis is always searching for donations of goods and services. Here are some of the things we hope for to keep our Center running smoothly. Should you wish to donate any of these items, please contact the Center at 517.349.5777.

Office Supplies:
Reams of paper for copier
Flash light
Toner for copier
sticky note pads
magnets to make refrig. Magnets
External hard drive
poster board
Fire box for $
flat screen monitor (’12) DONE!!!!!
display boards for kids letters/cards, place other informative posters
lap top computer
sticky notes
ink cartridges for printer
paper clips (large &small)
rubber bands
binder clips

Cleaning supplies:
paper towels
toilet bowl cleaner
floor cleaner
carpet stain remover
vacuum bags (type?) Dirt devil
glass cleaner

Kitchen supplies:
dish soap coffee cups (Dart container)
sponges paper/styrofoam plates
scouring pads plastic cups
coffee and filters styrofoam bowls
sugar and creamer
stir sticks/coffee straw
Kitchen towels
kitchen wash cloths/sponge

General Supplies:
Donation Canisters for other donations
Toilet paper Digital video camera
hand soap Medicine wheel carpet
Shelving for storage room Carpet Gallery/class rm done (’13)
storage totes
redo donation box to have guest signin on top and donation slot on front side
lock on donation box
display cabinets at the front entrance/cash register area
repair lights in display cabinets (Byron working on it)

Paint Kitchen Done!!!!
furnace door done!!! Organize Storage Room Done!!!
motion sensor lights/bath
outdoor lights Done(’13)
Carpet Done (’13)
Bookshelves done(’13)
faucet kitchen

Sign for center
Donation tube
Rocks of all sizes
Weed fabric
plant markers
Solar lights
Shovels, pruners, lopers for trimming branches
Ice melt
Landscape edging

Storage containers for art/artifacts
Poster tubes to store paper/laminated posters
Upright storage box to store poster boards
Locked cabinate large enough for artifacts or several
Plexy Glass Storage system for posters/prints

Fire Extinguishers:
Emergency exit signs with lights done (’13)
Emergency exit signs done (’13)

5153 Marsh Rd. | Okemos, MI 48864-1198                                                       Ph:517-349-5777                                          

Schedule Tours/Groups Call: 517-349-5777
| Hours: Every Monday & Wednesday from 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Other Times by Appointment