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Induction ceremony for Native American Hall of Honor open to public



BISMARCK — On Sept. 7, the public is invited to attend an induction ceremony of the recipients being recognized in the Native American Hall of Honor located in the State Museum of the North Dakota Heritage Center.

A social will begin with a free traditional feed at 5 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Russell Reid Auditorium of the ND Heritage Center. The Native American Hall of Honor will open after the ceremony. Information relating to each inductee will be featured in this exhibit.

The induction ceremony will recognize Native Americans who have gone above and beyond in representing their tribes and cultures. The program is a partnership of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, the State Historical

Society of North Dakota, and the State Historical Society Foundation. The program recognizes traditional and contemporary achievements. The inductees will include:

1973 Fort Yates Warriors Basketball Team, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Sports/Athletics

Pete Fredericks, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation – Sports/Athletics

Dan Jerome, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa – Culture/Arts

Mary Louise Defender Wilson, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Culture/Arts

David Gipp, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Leadership

Leigh Jeanotte, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa – Leadership

For more information, view or call the ND Indian Affairs Commission, 701.328.2428.

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