State Historical Society of North Dakota

11/21/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/21/2019 16:36

Public Invited to Native American Heritage Program at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

November 21, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. - The public is invited to a free program, 'Anishinaabeg: A Historical and Geographical Overview,' by Kade Ferris, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Using colorized historical images, Ferris will bring to life the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the M├ętis.

Ferris is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt. He is an anthropologist/archaeologist with over 20 years' experience working with tribal communities to develop cultural resource self-determination plans and innovative methods of cultural resource management.
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate cultures, traditions, histories, and important contributions of Native people. It is also a time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

This program is part of the State Historical Society of North Dakota's Sensational Sundays series. Sensational Sundays are free cultural programs that include a variety of lectures, concerts, movies, and tours. For more information, contact Curator of Education Erik Holland at 701.328.2792.
The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. For information about additional upcoming events, visit history.nd.gov/events.

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CONTACT
Erik Holland, 701.328.2792

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