Symposium on the American Indian

About the Symposium

Call for Proposals
Symposium Agenda
Symposium Sessions
Symposium Speakers
Symposium Film Series
Native Language Summit
Native Language Summit Sessions
Vendor Info
School Registration
Sponsors

46th Annual Symposium on the American Indian

Walking with our Ancestors: Preserving Culture and Honoring Tradition

April 16-21, 2018
Northeastern State University
University Center, Tahlequah, OK


 ABOUT THE THEME

The theme of the 46th Annual Symposium on the American Indian, “Walking with our Ancestors: Preserving Culture and Honoring Tradition” will provide a space for our Indigenous community across all generations to examine our history and reflect on how our collective past influences who we are as Indigenous peoples today. Oftentimes, American Indian people are left out of conversations regarding minority groups. There are many who believe we are only a part of the past not the present, and certainly not the future. On the contrary, we are still here preserving our culture and honoring our traditions by incorporating this knowledge into our present day professional careers. While our Indigenous communities may look different, we have still managed to maintain our identity and hold fast to our language, our sovereignty, and Indigenous ways of living.

Hosted By: 
NSU Center for Tribal Studies

All events are FREE and open to the public


CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Daniel Wildcat (Yuchi) – Sponsored by OHC
A professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on Indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education.

Elizabeth Homer (Osage) – Sponsored by OHC
Prior to establishing Homer Law, CHTD., Elizabeth Lohah Homer, a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, completed a three-year term of appointment as Vice Chairman of the National Indian Gamin Commission. Ms.Homer has served as the Director of the Office of American Indian Trust at the U.S. Department of the Interior and served on several U.S. diplomatic delegations to the United Nations and the Organization of American States on matters concerning the civil and political rights of Indigenous peoples.

Daryl Baldwin, M.A. (Miami) – Sponsored by OHC
Daryl Baldwin is a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. He was born and raised around the Great Lakes area and currently resides in Liberty, Indiana with his wife and four children. Daryl’s forefathers were active in the affairs of the Miami Nation dating back to the 18th century, and he continues this dedication through his work in language and cultural revitalization.

Dr. Lee Francis IV
(Laguna) – Sponsored by NASC
Lee Francis IV is the current National Director of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Pueblo of Laguna Education Foundation and the Youth Development Coordinator for Laguna Partners For Success.


 LODGING INFO

Holiday Inn Express
2143 Mahaney Avenue
Tahlequah, OK  74464
(918) 506-4545

Econo Lodge
101 Reasor St.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 431-0600

NSU is a tobacco-free campus
. Follow us facebook and Twitter