Date: 2017/09/20

Great Falls College MSU celebrates American Indian Heritage Day

Professor Don Fish leading a prayer ceremony for 2016 American Indian Heritage Day

GREAT FALLS — A community celebration of American Indian Heritage Day will be held Friday, Sept. 22, at Great Falls College MSU, 2100 16th Avenue South.

American Indian Heritage Day provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to honor the Native American culture and gain insight into native traditions. Activities for the day include:

  • 9 a.m. – Prayer ceremony with Native American studies Professor Don Fish at the east entrance. Refreshments and coffee to follow.
  • 11 a.m. – Traditional native games outside the main entrance.
  • 1-4 p.m. – Native American Enrichment Center Open House. Authentic Wojapi soup and fry bead will be served.

"The goal of Native American Heritage Day is to share the beauty and history of the American Indian culture with students, faculty and staff at the college, as well as to raise awareness of the Native American Enrichment Center on campus," said Joshua Archey, Student Activities Coordinator at GFC MSU.

The Native American Enrichment Center at Great Falls College MSU focuses on fostering the learning and success of all students at the college, while also providing American Indian students a place of cultureand heritage where they can gather and study with peers.

The American Indian Heritage Day events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact:

Lewis Card
Executive Director—Development, Communications & Marketing
Phone: 406.771.4412

Erin Granger
Marketing Specialist
Phone: 406.771.4314

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