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Barry Michrina, PhD, was a long-time CMU faculty member
The second annual Barry Michrina Memorial Lecture was held at Colorado Mesa University on Nov. 13


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Colorado Ute Museum director presents annual Michrina Lecture

The second annual Barry Michrina Memorial Lecture was held at Colorado Mesa University on Nov. 13. The presentation was given by C.J. Brafford, Director of the Colorado Ute Indian Museum in Montrose.

Brafford is the former director of the Colter Bay Indian Arts Museum in Grand Teton National Park and co-author of Dancing Colors: Paths of Native American Women. She was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and attended federal boarding schools. Through traditional storytelling, she shared her perspectives on the spiritual values taught by her elders.

Barry Michrina, PhD, was a long-time CMU faculty member. During the course of his more than 20-year career, he taught classes on Native Americans, world cultures, religion and culture and ethnographic records. The Barry Michrina Memorial Lecture Series and the Barry Michrina Scholarship were established to honor his commitment to Native American cultures.

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