Indian Times http://kgou.org en Elementary School Alternative To Land Run Reenactments Offers More Sides Of The Story http://kgou.org/post/elementary-school-alternative-land-run-reenactments-offers-more-sides-story <p>Sara Adams Cornell has two daughters in the Oklahoma City school district. Last year her daughters participated in a reenactment of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889.</p><p>As members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Cornell said her daughters didn’t understand why anyone would want to reenact that occasion. Cornell contacted the school and was told by her daughter’s teacher and the school principal they could sit in the office or miss a day of school with an unexcused absence.</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:27:10 +0000 Susan Shannon 27562 at http://kgou.org Elementary School Alternative To Land Run Reenactments Offers More Sides Of The Story “Our People, Our Land, Our Images” Features The Perspectives Of Indigenous Photographers http://kgou.org/post/our-people-our-land-our-images-features-perspectives-indigenous-photographers <p>A new photography exhibition opens April 11 at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art. Heather Ahtone, the James T. Bialic Assistant Curator for Native American and Non-western Arts, says the exhibition has a global feel.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:44:49 +0000 Susan Shannon 27068 at http://kgou.org “Our People, Our Land, Our Images” Features The Perspectives Of Indigenous Photographers Spring Heritage Celebration Day Salutes Native Presence At The University of Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/spring-heritage-celebration-day-salutes-native-presence-university-oklahoma <p>The sounds of Native American flute music wafted over the South Oval at the University of Oklahoma last week as the Spring Heritage Celebration Day opening ceremonies began. It’s also the 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the OU Spring Contest Powwow, making it the oldest university powwow in the nation.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:42:03 +0000 Susan Shannon 26640 at http://kgou.org Spring Heritage Celebration Day Salutes Native Presence At The University of Oklahoma OKC Tribal Epidemiology Center Offers Public Conference On Native American Health Concerns http://kgou.org/post/okc-tribal-epidemiology-center-offers-public-conference-native-american-health-concerns <p>A two day conference allows a newly created organization to demonstrate its work and research on various health-related issues facing Native Americans in the United States. The sixth annual <a href="http://ocaithb.org/" target="_blank">Tribal Epidemiology Center Public Health</a> Conference’s theme is <em>Where We Have Been, Where We Are, And Where We Are Going</em>.</p><p><strong>Where We Have Been</strong></p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:54:33 +0000 Susan Shannon 26178 at http://kgou.org OKC Tribal Epidemiology Center Offers Public Conference On Native American Health Concerns Olympic Gold Turns Into A Lifetime Of Giving Back http://kgou.org/post/olympic-gold-turns-lifetime-giving-back <p>When it was learned late last year that Tokyo was in the running to host the summer Olympics in 2020, Olympic gold medalist <a href="http://www.usatf.org/HallOfFame/TF/showBio.asp?HOFIDs=110" target="_blank">Billy Mills</a> was excited. Mills won a gold medal in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.</p><p>Mills, a member of the Ogalala Lakota Nation, remains the only American to win gold in the 10,000 meters track event, and <a href="http://www.racingpast.ca/john_contents.php?id=236" target="_blank">his race was one of those historic upsets for the record books.</a></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:15:12 +0000 Susan Shannon 25701 at http://kgou.org Olympic Gold Turns Into A Lifetime Of Giving Back Caddo Nation, The NCAI And The Festival Of The Four Winds On Indian Times http://kgou.org/post/caddo-nation-ncai-and-festival-four-winds-indian-times <p><strong>Caddo Nation Swears In New Chairman Amidst Protest</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <em>Native American Times</em> newspaper reports the Caddo Nation has sworn in a new chairman, Anthony Cotter, despite the claim from Brenda Edwards, via the tribe’s website, that she is the chairman of the Caddo Nation. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With two factions claiming to lead the 5,500 citizens of the Caddo Nation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has called the tribe a “high risk contractor/grantee” at the end of last year.</span></p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:16:27 +0000 Susan Shannon 25309 at http://kgou.org Caddo Nation, The NCAI And The Festival Of The Four Winds On Indian Times Citizen Potawatomi Nation To Host Intergenerational Breast Cancer Awareness Day http://kgou.org/post/citizen-potawatomi-nation-host-intergenerational-breast-cancer-awareness-day <p>Native American women are the most likely to put off getting a mammogram, according to research by<a href="http://www.coph.ouhsc.edu/departments/hps/faculty/etolma.aspx" target="_blank"> Dr. Eleni Tolma</a>, associate professor at the college of public health at the OU Health Sciences Center.</p><p>“When I came to Oklahoma back in 2002, I wanted to find out what I could do in terms of breast cancer, I was always interested in women's health issues,” Tolma, who is also the lead researcher for the Native Women Health Project, said.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:27:48 +0000 Susan Shannon 24748 at http://kgou.org Citizen Potawatomi Nation To Host Intergenerational Breast Cancer Awareness Day Allan Houser Drawings Exhibition Fulfills His Dream http://kgou.org/post/allan-houser-drawings-exhibition-fulfills-his-dream <p><a href="http://houserfoundation.com/" target="_blank">Allan Houser</a> would have been 100 years old this year, and in recognition of this centennial, museums and institutions across Oklahoma are celebrating his work.</p><p>Jackson Rushing, the Eugene B. Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History at the University of Oklahoma, describes Houser as a “a distinguished painter and sculptor and draftsman, a Chiricahua Apache modern artist who many people would agree was one of the founding fathers of Native American modernism at mid-century.”</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 02:30:30 +0000 Susan Shannon 24285 at http://kgou.org Allan Houser Drawings Exhibition Fulfills His Dream Lawmakers Come Up With Solution To Finish Museum http://kgou.org/post/lawmakers-come-solution-finish-museum <p>The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum sits unfinished at the crossroads of I–35 and I–40. Its financial history has had its ups and downs, but there may be still be a happy ending for the museum, thanks to two state senators, Clark Jolley and Kyle Loveless.</p><p>“In determining what to do with the American Indian Cultural Center, we had several challenges,” Loveless said. “One, the tight budget year. Two, the house's insistence on no further indebtedness through bond packaging.”</p><p>Jolley, Loveless and State Treasurer Ken Miller came up with a plan that did several things.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:25:37 +0000 Susan Shannon 23794 at http://kgou.org Lawmakers Come Up With Solution To Finish Museum Newsmakers In Indian Country http://kgou.org/post/newsmakers-indian-country <p><strong>House Ethics Committee Consider Investigation Of Markwayne Mullin</strong></p><p>The House Ethics Committee will consider an investigation of Republican Congressman <a href="http://mullin.house.gov/" target="_blank">Markwayne Mullin</a> of Oklahoma.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 03:53:48 +0000 Susan Shannon 23337 at http://kgou.org Newsmakers In Indian Country