Article for Emmons County Record for 9th Annual Meeting of NHC
by Shelly Hauge
NHC Board Members pictured are Geoffrey Roehrs, Shelly Hauge, Butch Thunder Hawk, Michelle Warren, Frank Kuntz, Kevin Oien and Leo Kuntz. Not available for the photo were: Dr. Castle McLaughlin, Seth Zeigler, Don Becker and Louann Hart and Ann Record.
Visitors poured into Linton from the far reaches of the country to converge on the Kuntz Nokota® Ranch for the Nokota® Horse Conservancy's 9th Annual meeting held June 14 - June 17, 2007. States represented included North Dakota (of course), Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, and Washington - with the first group (our Florida friends) arriving a week in advance of the meeting to assist with many of the final preparations.
A Native American drum group and some traditional dancing kept the crowd on their feet at the Horses on the Camp event Thursday evening.
Four full days of activities made for a hectic schedule, but one that everyone enjoyed to the fullest. Thursday started us off with a visit to the Horses on the Prairie Camp - a 4-week day camp for Native American youth. The camp is run by United Tribes Technical College for 3rd through 6th grade children and strives to teach long-term skills in Science and Math by giving them hands on experience with testing soils, plants and water. All this is combined with the Nokota® horses as the counselors aim to reconnect these eager students with the horse culture of their ancestors. .... continued ....
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