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By Alex Ross 

Johnson teaches Indian lore for Boy Scout merit badges

 

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Montana State University-Northern graduate student and former Northern welding instructor Andrew Johnson talks about Native American culture while working with local Boy Scouts on their Indian Lore merit badges.

A local resident, himself a Boy Scout Eagle Scout, is teaching scouts about Native Americans to help them earn a merit badge and more.

Andrew Johnson, a member of the Navajo Tribe, said part of the reason he wants to teach about Native culture is the hope it will debunk negative stereotypes about Native peoples.

Johnson, a graduate student at Montana State University-Northern and a former welding instructor at Northern, is teaching a three-week, three-part course through which they will earn their Indian Lore merit badges.

Andrew Johnson taught his second class in the series Thursday ni...



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