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Press Release - Public Invited to Attend Sensational Sunday Program at ND Heritage Center

Contact: Erik Holland

Public Invited to Attend Sensational Sunday Program at ND Heritage Center

BISMARCK- On Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m., archaeologists Kade Ferris and Jennifer L. Harty will present free informational programs open to the public at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck.

The two programs are Following the Thunderbirdís Path: Tribal Collaboration and Interpretation of Stone Feature Sites in North Dakota presented by Kade Ferris, and Those are Not All Tipi Rings: Stone Features at a Chippewa Site along the Little Knife River presented by Jennifer L. Harty.

In summer 2013, Cardno ENTRIX, an environmental consulting company, worked collaboratively with representatives from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Historic Preservation Offices to provide interpretation and National Register of Historic Places evaluation of an archaeological site in Mountrail County. A similar collaboration developed interpretation of a stone feature site impacted by oil and gas construction in western North Dakota. This exciting work demonstrates new directions in combining archaeological methods with indigenous knowledge.

Kade Ferris is an anthropologist and an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. He received a Master of Science degree in Anthropology from North Dakota State University.
Jennifer Harty received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan. They both are employed by Cardno ENTRIX.

Sensational Sundays, free programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, are a buffet for the mind. A variety of presentation formats including lectures, concerts, movies, and tours provide an array of engaging, educational, historic, and cultural information and current research. For more information contact Erik Holland, curator of Education at 701.328.2792 or Find a calendar of upcoming events at

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