AIRC Kicks Off 2019 School Year with Tradition, Honor and Wild Rice

Bemidji State University’s American Indian Resource Center held the 12th annual Day of Welcome on Aug. 28. The event started with a welcome and honor song, a pipe ceremony and a blessing.

Attendees were also invited inside the AIRC to attend a student services fair and have a taste of mannomin (wild rice).


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