MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit
or Two Credits
"Pow wows have changed over the years. However, they are still gatherings where Indian people can share part of their tribal traditions and culture. But they should be confused with other tribal customs and ceremonies that are not performed or shared in public gatherings" (Murton McCluskey, Ed.D.) MRESA3 will be hosting a workshop exploring Pow Wows as an important part of the Native American culture. The morning portion of the workshop will give participants an overview of what they will see and experience as a Pow Wow visitor. The afternoon portion will be in experiencing the MSUB Pow Wow. Pow Wows are a special time for people to gather and celebrate, meet old friends and create new ones. The sill and discipline is evident as the dancers swirl by. It is kaleidoscope of color that pulsates to the beat of the drum. It is truly a time of celebration.
Professional Development Credit is pending with MSUB Extended Campus. This workshop is one of five workshops available for credit when combined together. Any combination of two workshops is one credit; any four workshops is two credits. Credits are $99 each and must be registered for through MSUB Extended Campus after signing up for the workshops through MRESA3.
Presenter Ruth Ferris is a librarian with School District 2 (Billings Public Schools) at Washington Elementary School. She has been recognized as the Montana History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. She has been one of the primary presenters for IEFA in Region III for several years, bringing a wealth of knowledge, resources and enthusiasm for the topic.