MSU Retiree Association: Pow Wows 101: Heart Beats and Drum Beats
- Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- MSU Alumni Foundation Great Room
Join Dr. Walter C. Fleming, Professor and Department Head of Native American Studies at Montana State University, for a discussion about pow wows. “To the casual attendee, an American Indian pow wow can be wonderfully confusing, with the flashes of color, pounding of the drums, and the (sometimes) whirlwind of dancers. This presentation will provide an overview of American Indian dance categories, dance outfits, and drumming/singing. We will examine the lineup of events at a pow wow, from Grand Entry to the retirement of the Colors. Everybody dance!”
Tuesday, March 10 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.
MSU Alumni Foundation
1501 S 11th
Dr. Walter C. Fleming is department head and professor of Native American Studies (NAS) at Montana State University. He is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Native American History and A History and Foundation of American Indian Education Policy and is the co-editor of Visions of an Enduring People. He served twice on the Montana Committee for the Humanities (now Humanities Montana), one year as its Chair. In, 2013, Fleming was a recipient of the Montana “Governor’s Humanities Award.” He is a two-time recipient of “Educator of the Year” award by the Montana Indian Education Association. He also served on the Friends of Montana PBS board and as Vice-chair of the Montana Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Dr. Fleming, who was born on the Crow Indian Reservation and raised on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, is an enrolled member of the Kickapoo Nation, Kansas. He received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Montana College (now Montana State University-Billings) and a master’s degree from Montana State University. His doctorate is in American Studies from the University of Kansas. He has taught at NAS Montana State University since 1979, teaching Native culture and history related courses.
Following the seminar will be a social to meet the presenter and engage with other retirees.Parking
Parking is not available at the MSU Alumni Foundation, so we encourage you to utilize the hourly fee lot in the parking garage, use your retiree parking permit, walk or bike.
Please visit the MSU Parking Department website for information on obtaining a day pass or updating your free lifetime retiree parking pass by registering your car. You may also contact Parking Services in the Huffman Building (7th & Kagy) or call 994-1723.
The MSU Retiree Association seminars are open to the public. Please register below so we can plan for seating.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 855-850-2586 or [email protected].
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