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      Symposium of the American Indian in Tahlequah

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      April 8, 2020 - April 13, 2020


      600 N Grand Avenue
      Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464

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      Symposium of the American Indian

      The 48th annual Symposium on the American Indian is a mix of scholarly and cultural presentations that are open to the public free of charge. This celebration of American Indian culture and over 100 years of higher education at NSU is centered on the theme “Visionaries of Indian Country.” Don’t miss workshops on Native American traditions, short films and an ongoing film series. NSU is proud to celebrate a century of Cherokee Nation education, as NSU was founded on the established site of the pre-statehood Cherokee National Female Seminary and continues to serve a significant Native student population. 

      Stop by this symposium and spend the day browsing through traditional art vendor booths and enjoying a variety of speakers, live performances, stickball exhibitions and a variety of American Indian games. This event concludes with the NSU powwow, featuring traditional tribal dance such as gourd dancing, all performed to the electrifying beat of drums. Above all, this symposium brings renowned scholars and tribal traditionalists together in a university venue to educate and offer discourse in sovereignty, scholarship, creative works, tribal issues and cultural diversity.

      The 2020 keynote speakers include Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock), editor of Indian Country Today and Board Chair for Vision Maker Media; Adrienne Keene (Cherokee), Assistant Professor of American and Ethnic Studies at Brown University; and Kainoa Embernate (ʻŌiwi Hawaiʻi), founder of Hālau ʻŌlelo, an online learning school for the Hawaiian Language.

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