Rep. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, D-Colo., will be the keynote speaker at Haskell Indian Junior College's commencement ceremonies Friday.
Campbell is a third-term Democrat and serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Interior and Insular Affairs.
He served from 1983 to 1986 in the Colorado Legislature and was appointed adviser to the Colorado Commission on International Trade and the Colorado Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Campbell, a Northern Cheyenne, was the second Native American elected to the Colorado Legislature. He is the recipient of the 1984 Outstanding Legislators Award by the Colorado Bankers Assn. and the 1984 Man of the Year Award for legislative leadership from the La Plata County Farm Bureau.
In addition to his Congressional activities, Campbell was captain of the U.S. Olympic judo team in 1964 and was a gold medal winner in the Pan-American Games of 1963. He is the founder of the American Summer Judo Camp.
He earned a bachelor's degree from San Jose State University in 1957 and was a research student from 1960 to 1964 at Meiji University in Tokyo.
According to Haskell's office of admissions and records, 141 students are expected to graduate during commencement ceremonies at 1 p.m. Friday at Coffin Complex.
In conjunction with graduation, the Haskell Alumni Assn. will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday and the Haskell Foundation will meet at 10 a.m. Friday.
Haskell's annual Spring Powwow will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday and continue through Sunday. Miss Haskell 1991 will be announced Saturday during the powwow.