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MSU Honors American Indian Heritage Day (BDC)AIHD 2016

Montana State University took a new approach this year to American Indian Heritage Day, celebrating traditional culture and beliefs with talks by native speakers rather than powwow-style dancing. Read More...

MSU observes American Indian Heritage Day Sept. 23 with cultural and intellectual presentations (MSU News Service)AIHD 2016

 Ve’stahe’m Among the Northern Cheyenne by Gail Small (TCJ)gailsmall

Ve’stahe’m, or volunteerism, among the Northern Cheyenne people is perhaps best understood through story..Read More...

The Challenges of Indigenous Studies: A Voice From Both Sides of the Desk (Red Rising Magazine)

“In Montana they have Indian Education for everyone in public schools, which I thought was amazing. So when I moved to Bozeman..."Read More...

Family Values (Mountain & Minds Magazine) 

When Fleming, who holds a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Kansas, first began teaching at MSU as an adjunct instructor...Read More...


MSU Recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day

Montana State University leaders voted Wednesday to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, joining a growing number...Read More...

BDC: Bozeman adopts Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day

 “As the mayor of Bozeman, I proclaim that the city of Bozeman supports the contributions of American Indians to our community, economy and rich culture by observing and celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day,”...Read More

NAS Graduate Featured in Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Graduating grandmother's research examines painful Native American boarding school history...(Read More)


MSU professor launches Web site to aid veterans with PTSD

A Montana State University Native American Studies professor has launched a new Web site that he hopes will help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder through forums that discuss ceremonies. The site was developed by Lawrence Gross, assistant professor of Native American Studies at MSU and an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) Indian who is a member of the White Earth reservation in Minnesota. His new Veterans Ceremonies Web site is at more...

Native Canadian documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin spoke at MSU on May 2, 2011. Obomsawin screened three of her films: "When All the Leaves Are Gone," "Gene Boy Came Home" and excerpts from "Kanehsatake." The screenings were followed by a question and answer session with Obomsawin. Read more

The 36th annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow was held April 1-2, 2011 at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The MSU pow wow is one of the largest in Montana. Pow wow events are free and open to all. Read more

Visiting scholar Blaze Kwaymullina, an Aboriginal academic from the University of Western Australia, delivered the 2010 Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture on Nov. 10, 2010. Read more

MSU celebrated Native American Heritage Day with a variety of events scheduled on MSU's Centennial Mall on Sept. 24, 2010. The events, which pay tribute to the cultural legacy of Native American people in the U.S., included dance demonstrations, musical performances and storytelling as well as displays of traditional cultural attire. Read more