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4:30 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Once Con, Now Pro, State Senator Supports Completion of Museum

View from above of the AICCM with downtown OKC in the background.
Credit Courtesy of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

The board overseeing the  American Indian Cultural Center and Museum has been given more time to see if it can develop a plan to fix its funding problems. In July of last year, construction on the partially completed structure was halted when lawmakers failed to approve a $40 million bond proposal that would have been matched by a similar amount in private donations.

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Indian Times
7:07 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Native American Youth Language Fair has record attendance

Chickasaw Nation students perform
Credit photo courtesy of Sam Noble Museum of Natural History website

Dr. Mary Linn is the assistant curator for Native Languages at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma.  This past week the 11th annual Native American Youth Language Fair took place at the Sam Noble Museum.

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Politics and Government
3:20 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

They Say You Can't Go Home Again... But Can a Tribe?

Delaware Tribe logo
Credit courtesy Delaware Tribe Website

Dee Ketchum, former chief of The Delaware Tribe of  Indians in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is now a consultant with the tribe.  Ketchum said the Delaware Tribe has a problem that most other tribes don’t, they are under the jurisdiction of another tribe.

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Indian Times
7:04 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Buffy Sainte-Marie Brings Her Special Kind of Activism to Norman

Buffy Sainte-Marie

In the early 1960’s Buffy Sainte-Marie all alone toured North America’s colleges, reservations and concert halls. She came after the beatniks and before the hippies.  She was met with enthusiasm by audiences and record executives who were expecting an Indian princess in fringes but were instead entertained and educated by a dose of Native American reality in the flesh. 

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Indian Times
2:00 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Indian Times: Two Oklahomans named as Board Trustees to the NMAI

Gov. Bill Anoatubby
Credit Chickasaw Nation

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. announced last week that five new members have been admitted to its Board of Trustees for a three year term.

Two of the five are from Oklahoma tribes and in fact are their tribal leaders:  Governor Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation and Chief Gregory Pyle of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

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Indian Times
10:19 am
Sun March 17, 2013

Ohio's Miami University collaborates with Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

Credit The Myaamia Center, Miami University in Ohio

The Western Hemisphere has more distinctly different native languages than any other part of the world. Language is an important part of cultural identity. When Europeans first arrived in what is now the United States, more than 300 different languages were spoken. Today, only 175 remain, but many are only spoken by a small number of elderly people, and are in danger of disappearing.

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Indian Times
6:50 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Sequoyah National Research Center: Largest Archive of All?

peyote fan
Credit From the Sequoyah National Research Center collections

SUSAN SHANNON, HOST: This week on Indian Times the Sequoyah National Research Center is a unique facility dedicated to the collection, preservation and dissemination of Native American expression in all forms…so what does that mean?  Director Dr. Dan Littlefield says a librarian’s decision to clear out a collection of Native American newspapers inadvertently led to this unique archive in Arkansas.

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Indian Times
12:00 am
Sat March 2, 2013

40th anniversary of Wounded Knee '73

Louis Gray (Osage)

This week on Indian Times...last Wednesday was the 40th anniversary of Wounded Knee ‘73, it was the last armed conflict between Native Americans and the United States Government... and for many, their coming of age.  We'll talk with a participant, Louis Gray.

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