january, 2017

26jan5:30 pm7:00 pmSpecial Presentation: Standing Rock and the Sacred Stone Camp5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Old Main Gallery

Event Details

Please join Old Main Gallery & Framing for a Special Presentation:

Thursday, January 26
5:30 pm– Reception
6:00 pm– Presentation, followed by questions/discussion

In conjunction with our featured exhibit, “Voices from the Plains: John Isaiah Pepion & Ben Pease”, speakers Dustin Monroe (Assiniboine, Blackfeet) and Luella Brien (Apsáalooke) will discuss the recent and on-going events at Standing Rock and the Sacred Stone Camp. Dustin will share his perspective as a Native combat veteran, and Luella will speak on the role of women activating social change. Please join us for what is sure to be an engaging and informative evening. 20% of art sales from our featured exhibition will be donated to The Indigenous Environmental Network and The Water Protector Legal Collective from January 26-31.

Dustin Monroe
As a member of the Assiniboine Tribe of Fort Belknap & Blackfeet Tribe of Montana, Dustin has worked for national nonprofits such as the Wounded Warrior Project and grassroots projects such as the Chief Mountain Coalition. He is the founder and CEO of Native Generational Change, a grassroots organization that is working to change intergenerational mobility for all Native Americans in all communities in Montana.

The call to action and family connection led Dustin to Standing Rock in June of 2016. Since June, Dustin has made numerous trips to Standing Rock, ND in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Dustin has lent his support by delivering supplies on a constant basis to the camp. He is committed to the movement, and has chosen to fight for the seventh-generation principle (Gakina-awiiya) through multiple faucets, both nationally and in Montana.

Luella Brien
Luella, a member of the Crow Nation, and is a 2006 graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism. She has worked as a reporter for several publications, including the Seattle Times Indian Country Today and Native Peoples magazine, as well as the Great Falls Tribune, the Missoulian and the Billings Gazette. She taught communication arts at Little Big Horn College. Luella currently works as the Community Outreach Coordinator for St. Labre Indian Schools.




(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Old Main Gallery

129 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715


Old Main Gallery