Symposium on the American Indian

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44th Annual Symposium on the American Indian

Indigenous Movement: Empowering Generations for Progressive Revitalizataion

April 11-16, 2016
Northeastern State University
University Center, Tahlequah, OK


Beginning with relocation and assimilation practices of the 1800’s, the culture and lifestyle of Native people has been impacted significantly by the historical and modern day transgressions of the U.S. government. Recently, tribal and community leaders have demonstrated self-determination by taking action against racial discrimination and other social injustice issues such as violence against women, environmental policy, poverty, and drug abuse. While preserving cultural traditions, grassroots efforts and community advocates have established an Indigenous movement to raise awareness, create change, maintain sovereignty, and revitalize tribal communities through progressive action and economic progress. Through various forms of art and scholarly activity, a new generation of leaders has emerged, creating and sustaining positive change within our tribal communities.

Hosted By:
NSU Center for Tribal Studies

All events are FREE and open to the public


Chase Iron Eyes J.D. (Standing Rock Nation) - Lawyer/Activist
Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota) - Activist/1491s
Dr. Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee)
 - Poet/Author/Activist
Tanaya Winder - Author/Poet
Frank Waln - Musician/Activist


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Tahlequah, OK  74464
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Tahlequah, OK 74464
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