Montana State University

Department of Native American Studies

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172340
Bozeman, MT 59717-2340

Tel: (406) 994-3881
Fax: (406) 994-3343
Location: 2-179 Wilson Hall

Department Chair

Walter Fleming


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Archived News & Events, 2005

Begay-Campbell to speak at MSU Berger lecture Oct. 5
Sandra Begay-Campbell, a regent for the University of New Mexico and an engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, will deliver the 2005 Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture on Oct. 5. Begay-Campbell will speak about "Walking in Beauty on an Ever-changing Path - A Native Woman Engineer's Perspective." Begay-Campbell is a principal member of Sandia's technical staff, where she leads staff efforts in the laboratories' renewable energy program and assists American Indian tribes with renewable energy development. Read more...
MSU picks site for new Native American Student Center
Montana State University will build a proposed $8 million Native American Student Center on the eastern edge of MSU's Centennial Mall, the university facilities committee has announced. The university will now begin raising private donations to fund the 12,000-15,000 sq. ft. center. MSU has approximately 275 Indian students. Currently, the MSU American Indian Student Center is in the basement of Wilson Hall. Read more...
Red Star shares success with MSU Indian students
A few weeks after opening a major retrospective show at Billings' Yellowstone Art Museum, noted Crow artist Kevin Red Star will spend hours this weekend shaking hands and signing posters to help benefit Indian students at Montana State University. Red Star, once attended MSU, as well as San Francisco Art Institute and Eastern Montana College. Red Star's daughter, Jennifer, is currently a nursing student on the MSU campus and a sister, a niece and other relatives have also attended the Bozeman campus. Read more...
Studentlivin'@msu: Michael Running Wolf walks softly
Michael Running Wolf is currently Montana's sole recipient of a coveted Gates Millennium Scholarship for bright minority students that provides Running Wolf with an academic full-ride through the doctorate level. He is an honor student who excels at technology but also likes to write poetry. A closet comedian with an understated sense of humor, he's also ambitious. He eyes a job in high-tech on the West Coast that one day will allow him to return to Montana. Read more...
MSU sets traditional tepee blessing Tuesday, April 12
MSU held a traditional tepee blessing on April 12 to kick off a week of activities saluting MSU's annual Native issues conference and pow wow. The tepee, purchased by MSU President Geoff Gamble and Allen Yarnell, MSU vice president of student affairs for the members of MSU's American Indian Council, replaces an AIC tepee defaced last fall. It will be set up at one of the favored sites for the proposed MSU American Indian Student Center. The traditional blessing ceremony for the new tepee signifies a new beginning, according to one of MSU's Indian leaders. Read more...
MSU American Indian Council Pow Wow set April 15-16
A gala celebration is set for the 30th annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow to be held April 15 and 16 in MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The pow wow is one of the largest in Montana and offers free admission to all. Among the headliner events is the appearance of artist Kevin Red Star who will be available to sign posters of his print, "Pretty Shawl," that Red Star donated to fund the pow wow and scholarships in the MSU Native American Studies program. Read more...
Native Nexus Conference set April 13-15 at MSU
Gregory Cajete, author of a groundbreaking book on Native traditions in the contemporary science curriculum, will be a featured speaker during the Native Nexus Conference to be held April 13-15 at Montana State University. Cajete, the author of "Native Science," is a Tewa Indian from the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico, Cajete is one of more than 20 renowned artists and scientists who will speak at the three-day event that will focus on the "fusing of sciences and the arts at the headwater. Read more...
Native American poet kicks off MSU Landscapes of the Mind lecture series
Native American poet Simon Ortiz gave the first Montana State University College of Letters and Science's Landscapes of the Mind lecture on Feb. 17. "Out There Somewhere: A Native Sense of Experience," draws on Ortiz's life experiences over the past 10 years in academic conferences and writers' colonies, jails and detox centers. Ortiz, a professor of writing and literature at the University of Toronto, will convey the personal and cultural history of dislocation and affirm the strength of Native culture even under adverse conditions. Read more...

Updated: 09/01/2011