Klane King speaks at California University of PennsylvaniaKlane King speaks at California University of Pennsylvania

TRIBAL HISTORIAN DISCUSSES CULTURE, MODERN SOCIETY

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Posted on October 23, 2013

Tribal historian Klane King Portrait of Klane King.
5 p.m. Oct. 29
Eberly Hall, Room 110

As part of California University’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Klane King, a tribal historian and Blackfeet language instructor, will speak at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 in Eberly Hall, Room 110.

King, who has worked as a spiritual caregiver to Native American patients in Montana hospitals, will share his traditional culture and discuss the ways it retains meaning within modern society.

“We are very excited to be able to bring a respected Native community representative to the region,” says Dr. Clarissa Confer, director of the LaDonna Harris Indigenous Peoples Institute at Cal U and associate professor in the University’s Department of History and Political Science.

“This type of sharing of indigenous knowledge in the context of modern issues helps to build bonds between the various groups and to encourage knowledge of and respect for American Indian cultures.”

Admission is free. Seating is limited. All members of the campus community, as well as the general public, are welcome to attend.

About Klane King

Klane King is a member of the Blackfeet People and Crazy Dog Society, a special warrior recognition that can only be awarded by high-ranking tribal elders.

After college, he created videos of historical events in tribal life and was the scriptwriter for the 1982 National Board of Canada film, “The Last Mooseskin Boot.”

His studies have since turned to the history and heritage of the Blackfeet People.

King’s current goal is to help all people know more about the accurate history, language and culture of the Blackfeet People and to inspire others to learn about their own heritage.