MSU hosts Native American panel

MINOT, N.D.- The end of November is a time for people to appreciate who they are and the communities from where they come.

Minot State has been honoring Native American Heritage Month by hosting a number of guest speakers and panels to highlight lives of Native Americans and contemporary issues they face on a daily basis.

Monday’s panel, "Contemporary Issues and Solutions in Tribal Country," shared the stories of Jona Peltier, Mark Bluestone and Scott Davis, Native Americans working in healthcare, education and politics.

The University plans on hosting more discussions, even late in the month.

“The presenter on the 30th, his name is Alex Decoteau. He is presenting a thesis, and his thesis has to do with the language. And not how we're saving the language, but how the language is saving us,” said Annette Mennem, MSU Native American Center director.

You can learn more about upcoming events at MSU by visiting the University's Diversity Council website.