Montana State University

Activities celebrate Montana American Indian Heritage Day

September 28, 2007


A sculpture donated to MSU by Bozeman artist Jim Dolan will be dedicated at noon Friday, Sept. 28 as part of the campus celebration of American Indian Heritage Day. The sculpture is located on the lawn south of Hannon Hall, marking the future site of the proposed MSU American Indian Student Center building. Following the sculpture dedication and site blessing, a full-size Crow-style tepee will be raised. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.   High-Res Available

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Several days of community activities are scheduled in Bozeman in celebration of Montana American Indian Heritage Day, set Friday, Sept. 28.

A sculpture donated to MSU by Montana artist Jim Dolan will be dedicated at noon Friday, Sept. 28. The blessing and dedication of the sculpture on the lawn south of Hannon Hall will mark the future site of the proposed MSU American Indian Student Center building. Following the sculpture dedication and site blessing, a full-size Crow-style tepee will be raised. Crow elder Kennard Real Bird will explain the structure and symbolism of the tepee, as well as provide some traditional Crow storytelling. In case of inclement weather, the events will take place in Room 275-276 in the MSU Strand Union Building.

Friday evening, the Museum of the Rockies will present Arigon Star, the Native American Diva, at 8 p.m. in the Hager Auditorium at the Museum. Tickets are $7 for museum members and children 10 and under, or $10 for non-members. For more information, call the museum at 994-DINO or visit www.arigonstarr.com

For more information about any of the week's events, call MSU's Department of Native American Studies, 994-3884.

Contact: Saralyn Sebern (406) 994-3884, saralyns@montana.edu