November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. To celebrate it, the Cut Bank High School Culture Club invited the Blackfeet Singers and Dancers for two assemblies at the Cut Bank School auditorium, one for grades K-5 and another for grades 6-12. These hour-long performances on Thursday Nov. 21, provided a breakdown of each dancer’s regalia, type of dance, type of song, and where they originated. The dancers and songs are typical of what is experienced at Pow Wows such as North American Indian Days held annually in Browning.
Several of the dancers that performed in the assemblies represented the Blackfeet Nation in Washington D.C. last week at the Blackfeet Festival hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.