- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck is holding a program in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

One of the guest speakers is Chase Iron Eyes, an American Indian attorney and writer who advocates for the rights of indigenous people. Another speaker is Jeremy Kelly, a member of the UnityND group that has supported the town of Leith (leeth) as it resists a takeover attempt by a white supremacist.

United Tribes President David Gipp also will speak. Gipp was honored in 1992 with a “Let Freedom Ring” award by Coretta Scott King, wife of the slain civil rights leader. Gipp also chaired the committee that successfully lobbied for the King holiday in North Dakota.

The Monday morning program is open to the public and concludes with a noon lunch.

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