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MSU American Indian Council Pow Wow & Symposiums

by Julie Saylor

The annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow will be held April 10-11 at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The MSU pow wow is one of the largest in Montana and all pow wow events are free and open to all.

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Two symposiums will be held in conjunction with the pow wow. Representatives from Montana's tribal colleges will report on the histories of the state's tribes during a Native American Studies symposium to be held April 6 and April 8 at MSU. Sponsored by the MSU Department of Native American Studies, the two-day event will be held in the Great Room of the MSU Foundation and Alumni Building. There will be no events April 7.

An American Indian Law and Resistance symposium will be held Friday, April 10, in SUB Ballroom A on the MSU campus. A student panel will discuss American Indian Studies at 8 a.m. Dion Killsback, an MSU graduate and member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who is currently an attorney in Los Angeles, will speak at 9 a.m. Edward Valandra of South Dakota State University will speak at 10 a.m. Robert Tim Coulter, director of the Indian Law Resource Center and a member of the Potawatomi Tribe, will speak at 1 p.m. on "Demanding Change in Unjust Legal Rules: Using Human Rights Law on Indigenous Peoples."  Denise Juneau, Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction, will speak at 2 p.m.  For more information, contact the MSU Department of Native American Studies at (406) 994-3881.

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