Center for Tribal Studies Events

American Indian Heritage Month

November is American Indian Heritage Month. This month (and everyday) is a time to celebrate the diverse tribal cultures and heritage of Turtle Island. It is also a time to educate of the many contributions Native peoples have made as well as the challenges and issues Tribal citizens currently face.

Listed below are events happening this November and we hope you will be able to join us at one or more of these events. For questions, please contact our office at 918.444.4350 or

These events are sponsored by the Center for Tribal Studies, Center for Indigenous Community Engagement, John Vaughan Library, Native American Student Association, Oklahoma Arts Council, Center for Women's Studies, Cherokee and Indigenous Studies Department, NSU-Muskogee campus, and the NSU-BA campus.

Event Date Time Location Contact

MMIWG Display by Cherokee Artist Jennifer Thiessen

Month of November All Day NSU-BA Library

Dr. Louderback,

"Returning Home Intermountain” Book Celebration

Nov 2
10:00 a.m. NSU-Science Bldg Rm 145

Dr. King,

ᎢᎦᏓ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᏅᎢ ᏓᎾᎵᎮᎵᎬᎢ (Celebration of Artwork by Cherokee) Series: Matt Anderson Moccasin Demonstration Wednesday,
Nov 3
1:00 p.m. Business & Technology Bldg Rm 129 and FB live at CTS,, Demonstration only, supplies not provided
Indian Taco Sale Thursday,
Nov 4
11:00 - 2:00 p.m. NSU-BCM NASA,

ᎢᎦᏓ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᏅᎢ ᏓᎾᎵᎮᎵᎬᎢ (Celebration of Artwork by Cherokee) Series: Waytula Art Presentation

Nov 5
10:00 a.m. FB live at CTS,

Ahyoka's Legacy: The Contributions of Women in Cherokee Language Revitalization

Nov 9
6:00 p.m. FB Live: Dr. Farmer,
Corn Bead Necklace Workshop Wednesday,
Nov 10
11:00 - 2:00 p.m. NSU-Muskogee Campus CTS,
Film Screening: Gather Thursday,
Nov 11
6:00 PM

NSU Webb 614
and NSU-BA Annex

"This is Herland: Gendered Activism in Oklahoma" Saturday,
Nov 13
2:00 p.m. Too Fond of Books, Downtown Tahlequah Dr. King,
"Loyal Countrywomen: Cherokee Female Seminary Alumnae" Wednesday,
Nov 17
10:30 a.m. NSU JV Library Rm 105 Dr. King,
Traditional Foods Demonstrations: Wishi with Charlotte Wolfe-Kingfisher (UKB) Thursday,
Nov 18
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. NSU-BCM Tahlequah CTS, - Food available on first come first serve basis
ᎢᎦᏓ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᏅᎢ ᏓᎾᎵᎮᎵᎬᎢ (Celebration of Artwork by Cherokee) Series:Tehee Weaving Presentation and Demo Friday,
Nov 19

UC 222
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

UC Basement
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Discussion and Interest Meeting with Prairie Bighorn (Fort Peck Sioux/Northern Cheyenne) Friday,
Nov 19
5:00 PM Business and Technology Bldg Rm 118 AIBL,


Breaking the Silence: #MMIWG #MeToo Art Show

The Breaking the Silence: #MMIWG #MeToo exhibit provides artists, advocates and survivors a safe space to explore, illustrate, and voice their story, their narrative, and their truth. Selected art will be displayed April 1 – May 5, 2022 at the Cherokee Arts Center Spider Gallery, located at 215 Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah, Oklahoma, with the possibility of being included in a traveling exhibit.

This exhibit seeks to raise awareness and acknowledge the prevalence of sexual assault and violence. In recent years, the #MeToo movement has drawn national attention to the once silenced voices of survivors of sexual harassment and assault. Many within our Indigenous communities have also taken the opportunity to add to this conversation the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (#MMIWG). Even with the number of undocumented cases, Indigenous women and girls experience sexual assault, violence, and go missing at higher rates than any other ethnic group. Through this exhibit, we hope to draw attention to these issues and provide a safe space for artists to give voice to their story and #MMIWG and #MeToo movements.

For questions contact the Center for Tribal Studies at 918.444.4350.

If you would like to be considered for the 2022 Breaking the Silence: #MMIWG #MeToo art show, please read the entry guidelines before submitting your entry form. Artists may submit up to three original artworks. Each entry must be submitted separately using the Google Entry Form link below. Artists have the option (not required) to submit their works to be considered for the juried exhibit. Entries, juried or not, will be considered for the traveling exhibit.

Deadline to enter: January 20, 2022

Entry Guidelines: 2021 BTS Guidelines (PDF)
Click the link above to download a pdf of the entry guidelines. Artists must agree to these terms if entering artwork to be considered for the show.

Artwork Entry Form: 2021 BTS Entry Form (Google Form)
Click the link above to submit your artwork. Please be prepared to provide a description of artwork and a brief bio.

Indigenous Leadership Summit

The Center for Tribal Studies will be hosting its 5th Annual Indigenous Leadership Summit early 2022. More info coming soon!

REGISTRATION: Coming soon!