Sep 18, 2012

FVCC Celebrates American Indian Heritage Day with Traditional Fry Bread and Community Lecture

Flathead Valley Community College’s Multicultural Affairs Office will offer a fry bread demonstration and lecture about life amongst Native American people in celebration of American Indian Heritage Day on September 28.

In 2009, the Montana Legislature passed a state law formally recognizing the last Friday of every September as American Indian Heritage Day for all Montanans to reflect on and celebrate American Indian culture and heritage.

The fry bread demonstration will take place at 3 p.m. in the foyer of Blake Hall on the college’s campus.  The community is invited to learn how to make traditional Native American fry bread.  Attendees will help cook the fry bread and will have an opportunity to try it as well.

Following the fry bread demonstration, Joe LaFountain will present “Walking Forward” at 6 p.m. in the Blake Hall board room.  La Fountain, an Ojibwe traditionalist and artist, will discuss life amongst Native American people, pre- and post-Westernization through storytelling and humor.

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