SPIRIT FIRE:  Protection of Ancestors and Sacred Land Symposium and Art Exhibit

SPIRIT FIRE: Protection of Ancestors and Sacred Land Symposium and Art Exhibit

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

5 S. Boston, Tulsa, OK

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In conjunction with the NCAI 70th Annual Convention....This is a collaboration of sponsors presenting a comprehensive discussion on the subject of Sacred Lands and Protection of Ancestors in the Philharmonic Hall along with an art exhibit in the Lobby and Library.

**** MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION TRANSIT WILL PROVIDE A BUS TO RUN EVERY 15 MINUTES FROM 11:15 AM TO 5:30 PM - ROUNDTRIP FROM THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL, COX BUSINESS CENTER AND THE OKLAHOMA JAZZ HALL OF FAME ****

Welcome, George Philip Tiger, Principal Chief, Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma

Opening Remarks by Principal Chief John Red Eagle, Osage Nation of Oklahoma

Symposium Presenters:

>> George Thompson, Muscogee (Creek), Mekko, Hickory Ground, Henryett, OK;
>> Mario Gonzalez, Esq.Oglala Lakota, Attorney at Law, Rapid City, SD;
>> Suzan Shown Harjo PhD, Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee, President, The Morning Star Institute, Washington DC;
>> James Riding In, Ph.D. Pawnee, Professor of History and American Indian Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ;
>> John Trudell, Santee Sioux, Poet, Performer, Recording Artist, Los Angeles, CA;
>> Richard Ray Whitman, Euchee and Pawnee, Poet, Artist, Actor, Norman, OK

Featured Art work from the NIMI Donor Collection and Mel Cornshucker, Merlin Little Thunder, Shan Goshorn, Kenneth Johnson, America Meredith, Traci Rabbit, Clancy Gray, Tim Tate Nevaquaya, Richard Ray Whitman, and more!

Sponsors: Save Hickory Ground, George Tiger for NCAI President, Morning Star Institute, Intertribal Sacred Land Trust, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Tulsa Indian Art Market and National Indian Monument and Institute

NCAI Candidate Forum - Open to all candidates to make statements concerning their platform on saving sacred lands and protection of ancestors

Stay tuned for future announcements and additions to the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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