|Living with the Land|
|Date||Saturday August 26, 2017|
|Time||2:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
|Description||Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host Montana Conversations program "Living with the Land" with American Indian artist and cultural consultant Louise Ogemahgeshig Fischer at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2pm.
Before the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, the land was, in fact, densely populated. Indians inhabited a relatively disease-free paradise, abundant and alive with plants and prey. Artist Louise Ogemahgeshig Fischer focuses on the Anishinabe (Chippewa) people, who made their living from the land by harvesting a wide variety of plants and hunting or trapping animals. With a combination of storytelling, dance, music and historical artifacts, she immerses her audience in Native American culture and reveals the struggle and triumph of a great and mighty people whose spiritual and creative achievements remain alive today.
Fischer, of Helena, Montana, is Anishinabe herself. She graduated from college with honors, earning a degree in art, and she has received awards from her tribe for outstanding achievements. Her knowledge of American Indian culture and history will delight and inform audiences of all ages.
The program will be in park's visitor center classroom. The presentation is free and open to the public. Funding for the Montana Conversations program is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Montana¿s Cultural Trust, and private donations.
For more information about the call the park visitor center at (406) 866-2217.