Montezuma Lecture at Mitchell Museum

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is pleased to announce Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Creek), founding president of the Morning Star Institute, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, and policy advocate who has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of Native peoples, will be the keynote speaker, and receive the event’s namesake award, at the seventh annual Dr. Carlos Montezuma Honorary Lecture & Awards.

Fr. Peter Powell, recently retired director of the St. Augustine’s Center for American Indians for 55 years, will be honored with the Elizabeth Seabury Mitchell Award for service and philanthropy, and artist Rhonda Holy Bear (Cheyenne River Lakota) will receive the Woodrow “Woody” Crumbo Award for Native arts.

 The event, which honors three individuals who have raised awareness and made significant contributions to Native American communities on a national level, will be held on Tuesday, November 2 at the Mitchell Museum’s 3009 Central Street building in Evanston.  The Awards Ceremony and VIP reception begins at 5:30pm, with the lecture to follow at 6:30pm.

The event is sponsored by Northwestern University and First Bank and Trust of Evanston. The cost to attend the awards ceremony and VIP reception, and the lecture is $30. The fee to attend the lecture only is $12 for museum members/ $15 for non-members. Tribal members are free.   To RSVP for the Dr. Carlos Montezuma Honorary Lecture & Awards, or for more information, contact Visitor Services at (847)475-1030/ visitor.services@mitchellmuseum.org.

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