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43rd Annual Symposium on the American Indian Children: The Seeds of Change The Impact of Tribal Knowledge and Sovereign Rights on the Future of Cultural Identity April 14-18, 2015 Northeastern State University University Center, Tahlequah, OK
The distinct role of children and youth is evident in the mainstream of Indigenous cultures. A common thread woven through the history and heritage of many tribes is the responsibility of adults, with emphasis on elders, of nurturing a sense of compassion for knowledge and skills to perpetuate the passing-on of cultural identity and tribal knowledge. Tribal cultures vary in the ways beliefs, values, and attitudes were traditionally communicated to children in the past, and in contemporary times, the blending of cultural teachings is highly prevalent. With the passage of time, change occurs naturally, and ideas of culture, image, and identity are continually redefined. With a vision for the well-being of future generations, we look to a cultural metamorphosis that proceeds carefully and deliberately, strengthened by the foundation we set today.
Hosted By: NSU Center for Tribal Studies
All events are FREE and open to the public
Mr. Kelly Anquoe (Kiowa)
Dr. Larry Emerson (Dine) Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald Chair of the Department of Linguistics, University of Texas-Arlington, with expertise in American Indian linguistics. Dr. Fitzgerald, along with Dr. Brad Montgomery-Anderson of NSU, will lead the Indigenous Languages Documentation and Revitalization Seminar in cooperation with the Oklahoma Native Language Association (ONLA)
Dr. Teresa LaFromboise Professor of Development and Psychological Sciences in the Graduate School of Education and an affiliated faculty member in the Child Health Research Institute, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. She specializes in stress-related problems of ethnic minority youth and cultural issues in evidence-based interventions.
Wilson Pipstem, J.D.
Senator Anastasia Pittman (Seminole)
All symposium activities at the University Center will end at 4pm Friday and move two blocks north to the Event Center for the Powwow.
Institutional/Information Display Booth You will be provided one 6' table (no cover), two chairs, and electrical outlets are available upon request in advance. Booth location is assigned in the order application form is recieved. Vendors must abide by all policies set forth at NSU. Please download and complete the form and return to the Center for Tribal Studies by mail or fax. Cost: One table at $100 (6' x 6') Two tables at $175 (6' x 12') Cost is the same for one or all four days. (Download Institutional/Information booth form)
Traditional Arts and Crafts Booth (Sale of Merchandise) You will be provided one 6' table (no cover), two chairs, and electrical outlets are available upon request in advance. Booth location is assigned in the order application form is recieved. Vendors must abide by all policies set forth at NSU. Please download and complete the form and return to the Center for Tribal Studies by mail or fax. Cost: One table at $50 (6' x 6') Two tables at $100 (6' x 12') Cost is the same for one or all four days. Due to University policy, food vendors are NOT ALLOWED to set-up a booth in the University Center (Download Traditional Arts Booth form) Mailing Address: Center for Tribal Studies 600 North Grand Avenue Tahlequah, OK 74464 Fax: 918.458.2073
Vendors Schedule: Traditional Art and Institutional Vendors daily 9-4 W-F; Friday evening 6-10; Saturday 1-11 pm
Holiday Inn Express 701 Holiday Drive Tahlequah, OK 74464 (918) 456-7800
Comfort Inn 101 Reasor St. Tahlequah, OK 74464 (918) 431-0600
Best Western 3296 S Muskogee Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464-5406 (918) 458-1818
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