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Honoring our heritage

Look what happened on the Breckenridge side of our building this week! Our new mural, the work of Blackfeet artist Louis Still Smoking, was installed on our north wall, just in time to celebrate Montana Native American Heritage Day.

Everywhere we stand in this landscape is Indian Country. Every rise and draw holds a story – new or long forgotten – of a passage, a picnic, a memory from the thousands of generations of Native habitation here. We are all just a passing breath in this very long story of the land.

At The Myrna Loy, we’ve wanted a big, visual way to celebrate our special place in Indian Country, and the vibrant presence of our Indigenous relatives here. Through his beautiful art, Louis Still Smoking has made this day possible.

We have a lot of photos of the creation and installation of this work, but this is one of my favorites. This art was designed to reign over the streetscape, to symbolize the majesty, strength, and towering beauty of the cultures that arose out of this land and have been its stewards for thousands of years. You have to  look up at these people and their mighty presence here. And we should.

Please come celebrate with us at the dedication ceremony for this mural, Thursday, Sept 29 at 6:30 pm. Everyone welcome.

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