By Alan Sorensen
Stone Child College will host a literary reading and buffalo burger feed at the Havre Elks Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27.
The burgers will cost $5 each, including condiments and either french fries or potato chips. Stone Child and MSU-Northern students who present current IDs will receive discounts.
A literary reading featuring Stone Child students reading their own works and those of others is planned. SCC student government Vice President Timothy Hiser said he hopes to have some MSU-Northern students reading their work, too.
Hiser said the feed will be used as fund-raiser for SCC student government.
"The students just got back from the AIHEC conference in Albuquerque, and we have pretty well exhausted our funds," Hiser said.
Student government funds a scholarship program, presents monthly awards for student of the month and teacher of the month, and provides various incentives and monetary awards for student excellence.
The reading gives students an opportunity to present their views which reflect the Indian logic through poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
"It's an opportunity for students at our school to have a forum to present their creative works," Hiser said. "A broader forum than Rocky Boy can offer at this time."
Hiser said organizers are encouraging the English Department at MSU-Northern to participate "so we can create a line of positive interaction with that department."
"I understand they teach some Native American literature," he said. "There's a different logic system to our language, different from the English logic system, so we think that it's an opportunity to do that, and at the same time to get our students out there who are thinking of transferring to a larger school."
Hiser said he hopes that allowing Stone Child students to make contact with students and faculty from Northern will "help break barriers like leaving the reservation and preparing them for that transition."
Anyone interested in more information about the buffalo burger sale and literary reading is encouraged to call Hiser at Stone Child College at 395-4313.