Governor Steve Bullock recognizes Chere Jiusto, John Murray, Hal and Sheila Stearns, Karen Stevenson, and Dottie Susag with the Governor’s Humanities Award. Michael Punke, a former Humanities Montana board member, provides a stirring keynote address at the awards banquet.
Humanities Montana introduces its Tribal Partnerships Initiative during a fall board meeting in Browning. The first tribal partner is the Aassaistto Language Society on the Blackfeet Reservation, dedicated to Pikanni language revitalization.
Sidney welcomes Hometown Humanities with diverse programs for schools and museums. A capstone lecture focuses on the legacy of the Bakken oil boom.
The Montana Center for the Book awards its first prizes.
The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation provides a three-year award to support Speakers in the Schools across Montana.
64 grants support projects such as a film focused on a Montanan living in a biracial world, a Michif (Metis) cultural festival, and an exhibit on the cultures of Billings’ Southside.
Ken Egan publishes his second public history book, Montana 1889: Indians, Cowboys, and Miners in the Year of Statehood, to encourage Montanans to reconsider their past and present.