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Joy Harjo to present "Crazy Brave" on Nov. 14

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Northeastern State University lies in the heart of the Cherokee Nation; with the main campus located in Tahlequah, Okla. The presence of American Indian culture is abundant on campus and in the community, as it is the very foundation of the university’s beginnings. To keep the spirit alive and educate community members, both new and old, NSU’s Center for Tribal Studies has collaborated with the Indigenous Scholar Development Center and created an initiative known as The Arts of Indigenous Cultures Series.

The series, which began in November 2011, was developed to allow the public and campus community easy access to the rich culture and entertainment that is deeply rooted in the city of Tahlequah. The first event of the 2013-14 school year is, “Joy Harjo – Crazy Brave.” Harjo is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation who will give a live presentation of her new book entitled, Crazy Brave. A book signing will follow. She is a distinguished author, poet, musician and college professor.

The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 14 at the University Center Ballroom on the NSU-Tahlequah campus at 7 p.m. Admission to this event is free and is sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Audiences have been exposed to a wide range of culturally enriched presentations through this series. Previous events have included traditional American Indian dance, international poetry, cultural events, music, storytelling, and more. In order for those to understand, they must see, and art offers an exceptional opportunity that speaks to the heart of others.

Funding for The Arts of Indigenous Cultures Series has been provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC), the Northeastern Activities Board (NAB) and other sponsoring agencies.

For more information contact Dr. Phyllis Fife, Director of the Center for Tribal Studies at or visit

Published: 10/10/2013 11:22:59 AM

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