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Stein-Chandler to receive posthumous MSU honorary doctorate


November 20, 2018

Photo courtesy of Wayne Stein

Lynette Stein-Chandler smiles on the campus of Aaniiih Nakoda College on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Stein-Chandler, whose efforts resulted in increasing the number of speakers of the threatened Aaniiih language before her death in 2017, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from MSU during fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 15.

By Carol Schmidt

MSU News Service

BOZEMAN - Lynette Stein-Chandler, who dedicated her life to pulling the Aaniiih language from the brink of extinction, will posthumously receive an honorary doctorate in letters from Montana State University during fall commencement, university officials announced Friday. 

MSU's fall commencement ceremonies are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

MSU officials said Stein-Chandler's legacy and passion for sustaining the culture and language of Native people in Montana is recognized with the degree. Stein-Chandler's de...

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