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Events honoring Native American Heritage Month in Montana in 2022

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Helena, Montana – In honor of Native American Heritage Month, activities are taking place all around Montana.

The Helena Indian Alliance will be teaching a traditional Native American game every Wednesday in November. The Tuesday before the game, a limited number of kits will be available for collection in anticipation of the virtual presentation on game day.

You can reach Quincy at 406-442-9244 or info@hia-mt.org to pick up a kit.

Nov. 5 – The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy Montana is hosting 2022/2023 Powwow Committee Masquerade on Nov. 5 at the Box Elder Gymnasium. Grand entry starts at 7:30 pm.

Nov. 10 – The Helena Indian Alliance is holding an online demo for how to make ribbon skirts. To reserve a kit, contact the number or email above by Nov. 8 and pick up the kit on Nov. 10. To pick up a kit, you are asked to contact Quincy at 406-442-9244 or email info@hia-mt.org.

Nov. 12 – The First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is hosting guided rock art hikes throughout the winter, exploring some of the earliest forms of art created by the First Peoples who used the Buffalo Jump.

Nov. 18 – With the Brawl of the Wild coming up this month, the MSU American Indian Council is hosting its first annual Cat-Griz Stick game in the American Indian Hall.

To compete for the title of 2022–2023 Stick Game Cat–Griz Champion, a team from the University of Montana will go to Montana State University to participate. You can get in touch with aicofmsu@gmail.com for more details.

There are ceremonies and events that can be viewed online if you are unable to attend them in person.

Nov. 11 – The Smithsonian is honoring the military service of Native Americans in a formal dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

Nov. 18 through Nov. 25 – The Native Cinema Showcase will be hosting a week-long celebration of Indigenous film. This year’s online program includes a total of 35 films representing 30 Native nations in eight different countries.

 

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