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, 2010

Aboriginal writer learns from laughing crows, hockey fights and Indian stories
Blaze Kwaymullina will present the annual Montana State University Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture on Nov. 10. Kwaymullina is a member of the Palyku and Nyamal peoples of the Pilbara, which is located in the northwest of Western Australia. He will lecture on "Learning to Read the Signs: Australian Aboriginal Ways of Knowing, Being, and Doing." Read more...
MSU sets Native American Heritage Day on Sept. 24
Montana State University will observe Native American Heritage Day with a variety of events on Sept. 24. The events, which pay tribute to the cultural legacy of Native American people in the U.S., will include dance demonstrations, musical performances and storytelling as well as displays of traditional cultural attire. Jeremy Stands Over Bull, a member of the Crow Nation, will be the masters of ceremonies for the events, which will begin with a tipi raising on Centennial Mall, behind Montana Hall. Read more...
Online Native American Studies course focuses on indigenous tribes of Montana
Montana State University will offer two online graduate courses in Native American Studies beginning Aug. 30. "Indigenous Nations of Montana" (Native American Studies 552) traces the history and complexity of Indian law, covering treaties, water rights, natural resource development and tribal businesses. "American Indian Art Survey" (NAS 551) will also be offered this fall. The course will explore the functions and purposes of the visual arts of North American indigenous peoples by culture area, in both the past and the present. Read more...
MSU pow wow set for April 2-3
The 35th annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow will be held April 2-3. The MSU pow wow is one of the largest in Montana and all pow wow events are free and open to all. The pow wow begins with the grand entry honoring retired MSU President Geoff Gamble. Dance and drum competitions are always a key feature of the event. Booths around the edge of the dance arena will offer the crafts of traditional artists and artisans throughout the event. Read more...

Updated: 09/02/2011