Nov 29, 2011

Fry Bread Cooking Demonstration and American Indian Lecture at FVCC

Flathead Valley Community College’s Multicultural Affairs Office will welcome Native American couple Walter “Joe Bear” and Sara Running Crane, longtime residents of the Badger Creek Agency, also known as “Old Agency” , to teach a two-part event pertaining to life on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.  The back-to-back events will take place December 5 inside the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC campus in Kalispell.

The first event will involve Sara Running Crane demonstrating how to cook fry bread, a passion of the American Indian people.  The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the culinary arts instructional kitchen.  A lecture titled, “The Old Agency by ‘Joe Bear’”, presented by Walter Running Crane will follow at 7 p.m. in room 144.  During the lecture, he will discuss his roles in the tribe as a Veteran in the Blackfeet Warrior Color Guard, a descendent of Running Crane, a rancher and a traditionalist.  Fry bread will be served during the lecture.

Both events are free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Multicultural Services Coordinator Mick Stemborski at 756-3945 or