Society news and notes

LaDuke to speak at Fort Berthold Community College

Fort Berthold Community College presents guest speaker Winona LaDuke, on Monday, May 6 at the college in Room 73 A.

LaDuke, an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Reservations, and is the mother of three children. She is also the executive director of Honor the Earth, where she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support and create funding for frontline native environmental groups.

In 1994, LaDuke was nominated by Time magazine as one of America’s 50 most promising leaders under 40 years of age.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch universities, Winona has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network, a North American and Pacific indigenous women’s organization. In 1998, Ms. Magazine named her Woman of the Year for her work with Honor the Earth.

At 11:30 a.m., lunch will be provided in the cafeteria. At noon, the presentation will begin in Room 73 A. Everyone is welcome. For further information call 421-7898. The event is sponsored by FBCC President’s Office, Native American Studies and Earth Lodge Movement.

Historical society seeking contemporary artifacts

BISMARCK – The State Historical Society of North Dakota is seeking the public’s help in expanding its collections of certain contemporary artifacts from the past 50 years. The society is looking for a variety of items including donations of contemporary agricultural objects such as newly developed seed strains, modern equipment and tools, an ATV, a beekeeper outfit and more.

The staff is also requesting donations of contemporary rodeo and ranching items such as show shirts, riding outfits, work clothing, rodeo queen outfits, equipment and tools and more. Other contemporary pieces being sought include memorabilia related to state legends such as Peggy Lee, Bobby Vee and Lawrence Welk, teenage clothing from all time periods, International Music Camp items, bowling items, American Indian Movement items and more.

For a complete listing of contemporary items the society wishes to acquire, go to ( or contact Melissa Thompson at or 328-2691.