University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Historian of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation to speak at awards program Nov. 14

Historian of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Calvin Grinnell will talk about community sustainability at the annual Stone Soup Luncheon and Awards Program on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Gorecki Alumni Center.

The Stone Soup Luncheon and Awards Program, hosted by the UND Center for Community Engagement, celebrates partnerships between the community and university by presenting awards to faculty, students, academic department, and a community partner. The luncheon takes its name from the stone soup legend, where hungry travelers cooked soup from a stone and fed a village. A special recipe vegetarian stone soup will be served by Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown and UND First Lady Marcia Kelley.

Grinnell has served on the North Dakota State Historical Review Board and the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial State Committee, was a historian for the Three Affiliated Tribes Museum, and is currently Cultural Preservation Resource Specialist for the tribe. Grinnell has testified on behalf of his people before Congress in Washington, D.C. and traveled to Germany to represent them as part of a historic delegation.