INSIGHTS OFFERED FOR NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

LaDonna Brave Bull Allard is a wisdom-keeper of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

BISMARCK (UTN) – United Tribes Technical College celebrates Native American Heritage month with an oral knowledge presentation from an experienced and respected cultural resource expert from Standing Rock.

LaDonna Brave Bull Allard will present “Honoring Our Culture, Ancestors and Prophecies” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the college in Bismarck.

Members of the UTTC campus community, along with local college students, educational groups, and the public are invited to attend free of charge. A traditional meal will be served.

Allard (Dakota/Lakota) is an enrolled citizen at Standing Rock and the tribe’s former historic preservation officer. She is also a well-recognized historian of the tribe and cultural wisdom-keeper.

In April 2016, Allard formed the Sacred Stone Camp, the first camp along Cannon Ball River to host water-protectors gathered to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline. The movement eventually attracted an estimated 10,000 indigenous people and environmental activists to Sacred Stone and other camps. With over 300 tribal nations represented, it became perhaps the largest intertribal gathering of Native People in North America in centuries.

For her UTTC talk she will draw on her knowledge of the region’s history and tribal traditions, practices and insights passed down for generations.

This event takes place in the James Henry community gym on the UTTC campus at 3315 University Drive.

For more information, please contact Melvin Miner, 701-221-1750, mminer@uttc.edu.

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EVENT-AT-A-GLANCE

“Honoring Our Culture, Ancestors and Prophecies”

by LaDonna Brave Bull Allard (Standing Rock)

Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

United Tribes Technical College

3315 University Drive, Bismarck

Free & open to the public!

A traditional meal will be served.

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