Newest series of “More than Beads and Feathers” posters to be unveiled

Grand Forks, North Dakota (ICC) April 2012
Nine individuals representing all University of North Dakota American Indian graduates will be recognized on Friday, April 20, as the University unveils its third series in the More Than Beads and Feathers poster campaign, featuring highly accomplished honorees, all alumni,  hailing from a variety of tribal affiliations.
The event, “A Celebration of Achievements: Honoring UND American Indian Graduates,” is set to take place in the UND Memorial Union Ballroom in conjunction with the 42nd Annual (American Indian) “Time Out Week”  observance on campus, sponsored by the UND American Indian Student Services.
The posters, like those of the first two series, inform the general public, American Indians, the region and nation about the UND experience for American Indians. They feature American Indian graduates of UND who are making professional contributions and significant differences in their tribal communities and beyond as a result of their education at UND.
The latest, or third round of participants, to be featured in UND's poster campaign, titled More Than Beads and Feathers – A Bigger Better Project, are: Elsie Morningstar (master of education), Three Affiliated Tribes; Cheryl Ann Kary (Ph.D.), Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Biron Baker (bachelor of science in arts & sciences, medical degree), Mandan-Hidatsa; Francine McDonald (bachelor of science in public administration, master of public administration), Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe; Duane Gourneau (master of social work), Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa; Jason Hrdlicka (bachelor of science in chemical engineering, master of science), Oglala Sioux Tribe; Joseph Morsette (Juris Doctor), Chippewa-Cree Tribe; Kimberly Rhoades (bachelor of science in dietetics), Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; and Daniel Fluke (bachelor of science in aeronautics), Cherokee.
The public is invited to join the University community in celebrating their accomplishments and the achievements of every American Indian graduate of UND.
For more information about this event, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or American Indian Student Services at 701.777.4291.