Native American Heritage Month at NWC Kicks Off Wednesday
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 30, 2017
Northwest College is kicking off Native American Heritage Month with a tipi-raising event on Wednesday.
The third annual Tipi-raising will happen at 4 p.m. at the Intercultural House, when Johnny Tim Yellowtail, Marenda Bearshield and Chris Finley will team up to raise the tipi. Yellowtail is a member of the Crow Nation raised in the Apsáalooke ways. Bearshield is a full-blooded member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Finley, adopted into the Crow Tribe, is an archaeologist and former cultural resource program manager for the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
Throughout the event, the three guests discuss the significance of tipis to Native Americans from a historical perspective and in today’s world.
Northwest’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month continues Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. with discussion led by Logan Burns, assistant professor of English at Northwest. As the month unfolds, stay tuned for addition presentations, receptions and more as a part of Native American Heritage Month. All events are free and open to the public.