The 33rd Annual American Indian Students Awards Recognition Banquet was held April 18th, 2014 in the Beaux Arts Ball Room at Bemidji State University.
The Honors Song and Traveling Song were performed by Pipestone Drum Group, and the Pipe Ceremony was by Dennis Jones. Dr. Anton Treuer; Executive Director of the ARIC was Master of Ceremonies, and this year’s Keynote address was given by Dave Anderson, of Famous Dave’s restaurant chain.
2013-2014 scholarship award recipients were as followed:
Joe and Jan Lueken American Indian Scholarship to Kim Dickson
Red Lake Scholarship to Laurel Lussier
Ester & Alfred Instebo Scholarship to Ingrid Mesarina
Stuart Desjarlait Memorial Scholarship to James Chalmers
F. Miles and Margret Nelson Scholarship to Malissa Jones
Stan K. Medina Scholarship to Robie Rock
Jack and Marie St. Martin American Indian Scholarship to Jineane Williams
The Outstanding Student of the Year for 2012-2013 was awarded to Thomas Jones.