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MSU celebrates American Indian Heritage Day today

September 22, 2006 -- from MSU News Service


Desiree Gebhart, a sophomore from Twin Bridges, listens to speaker Ada Deer, in a Universities Studies section on Native American issues. Deer, the first female Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs under the Clinton administration, was at MSU in connection with American Indian Heritage Day. MSU will continue to celebrate the day today, Sept. 22, with a variety of events to be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the Centennial Mall near Montana Hall. MSU photo by Jay Thane.   High-Res Available

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Bozeman - Montana State University will mark American Indian Heritage Day from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 with demonstrations and displays on MSU's Centennial Mall.

The information fair will include a sampling of Native American Foods, a dancing demonstration, a drumming demonstration by the Bobcat Singers, a dancing style interpretation conducted by Ron LodgePole of the Chippewa Cree tribe, and a Crow tipi demonstration by Kennard Real Bird. There will also be tipi lodges on display and storytelling by Al Fisher of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, and other students. All events will take place on the Mall near Montana Hall.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact MSU's Department of Native American Studies, 994-3881.

Contact: Genevieve Burmeister (406) 994-3881