Students Present Flags to the UMC Campus

Flag Dedication composite.jpgTwo U of M, Crookston students presented the campus with flags from their home tribal communities at a special ceremony on Thursday, January 31. 

Addie O'Neil, a senior majoring in agricultural education, presented the flag of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Morton, Minnesota, and Steve Allard, Jr., a senior majoring in natural resources, presented the flag of the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe Nation in Belcourt, North Dakota. 

The flags were added to the many international flags displayed in the International Lounge of the Sargeant Student Center. Chancellor Fred Wood enthusiastically accepted the flags and commented on the importance and value of inclusiveness and the sharing of cultures in higher education.

Photos l to r: Addie O'Neil and Steve Allard, Jr., hold Lower Sioux Indian Community flag; Steve Allard with the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe Nation flag; Chancellor Wood spoke to the assembled group in the International Lounge. Additional photos will be posted on UMC''s facebook page.