TAHLEQUAH – The Northeastern State University Indian Heritage Committee will host the 35th Annual Symposium on the American Indian April 18-21, 2007, with a powwow honoring NSU alumnus Archie Mason, Osage/Cherokee, on April 20-21.
This year’s theme, “Oklahoma 1907-2007: And Still the Waters Run,” inspired by Angie Debo’s book title, is a reflection of a phrase often repeated in the testimonials of Indian activists at the turn of the century as Indian Territory was in transition to Oklahoma statehood.
Keynote speakers include Indian law expert Rennard Strickland, award winning actor Wes Studi, and native language expert Akira Yamamoto. Other featured events include a Cherokee language forum, student research, live theater, music performances, traditional games, arts exhibitions, and the 2007 American Indian Symposium Film Series. Distinguished lecturers will speak on topic such as land allotment, language revitalization, traditional medicine and cultural continuity. For more information, visit our website at www.cts.nsuok.edu and follow the link to the symposium or call the Center for Tribal Studies at 918-444-4350.
The 35th Annual Symposium on the American Indian is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council, Oklahoma Arts Council, Cherokee Nation Casino, and Muscogee Creek Nation Casino.