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Montana Historical Society May Programs

Community members of all ages are invited to attend the Montana Historical Society’s May public programs, highlighting topics related to the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act.

On Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Helena College, Kekek Stark will present “Tribal Sovereignty and Citizenship: One Hundred Years of the Indian Citizenship Act.” Stark, co-director of the Indian Law Program at the University of Montana, will share knowledge and perspectives from his area of expertise regarding these topics.

On Wednesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at Touchmark, in “A Visit with Diane Carlson Evans,” she will speak about her experiences as a former nurse in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and as the founder of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation. Evans is the author of “Healing Wounds: A Vietnam War Combat Nurse’s 10-Year Fight to Win Women a Place of Honor in Washington, D.C.”

On Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark Library, Julie Cajune will give present from her book “Our Way: A Parallel History,” which tells the history of the United States from an Indigenous lens. She explores the ways in which Indigenous cultures from every corner of the nation have influenced American society from the past into the present, reminding readers that Indigenous people have both shaped the U.S. and continue to play a vital role in its story.

Free tours of the Original Governor’s Mansion are offered every Saturday at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday lectures will be recorded and posted on the MTHS You-Tube channel.

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