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First Nations Day celebrated
9 October 2006

First Nations Day

SUNRISE CEREMONY: Recognition of First Nations Day, October 6, began at UTTC with a ceremony conducted by Anthony R. "Richard" LaFromboise (Turtle Mountain), UTTC Extension Land Grant Research Director. Participants around the Medicine Wheel near the administration building and the cottonwood sapling at the center, received blessings for the day. Other events included a flag raising, traditional flag and honor songs by Tatanka Nagi (Buffalo Spirit), a procession around All Nations Circle, Native American dance presentations, a Power Point talk about the White Stone Hill Massacre in 1863, and a presentation of the "Circle of Life" play. First Nations Day events at UTTC were coordinated by the Culture Committee; the day was dedicated to military personnel who defend freedom. UTN photo Dennis J. Neumann




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