- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - The University of North Dakota is holding a celebration to mark First Nations Day.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has pronounced Friday as First Nations Day to recognize the state’s native people and their role in shaping the history and culture of the state.

UND’s celebration is planned at 11 a.m. Friday at the school’s American Indian Center. It will include a program featuring American Indian students, faculty and staff, followed by a traditional meal. It’s open to the public.

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