TAHLEQUAH – Northeastern State University and the Center for Tribal studies is set to host the 45th Annual Symposium on the American Indian April 10 through 15. The Symposium’s theme is “Indian Givers: Indigenous Inspirations” and keynote speakers are set to discuss topics inspired by the lives and culture of American Indians. All keynote speakers will present at the University Center Ballroom.
Modeling their handmade historic clothing at the “Choctaw Dress Making Graduates Style Show” Wednesday, March 22 in Durant are, from left, Sharon Mullins, LaDona Dry, Georgia Yeager, Instructor Oneida Winship, Diana LaRoque, Deanna Creel, and Ann Kaniatobe. Photo by Charles Clark | Choctaw Nation
DURANT – When Oneida Winship taught her first class on Choctaw Dressmaking a year ago, she did not know it would be so popular. Several classes have followed across southeastern Oklahoma.
“Each class has about eight to 10 sessions of about two hours each,” Winship said. “It depends on a number of things, like how fast they sew. Each one is a little different.”
She noted how one class even had a 13-year-old boy who made a Choctaw men’s shirt. “It took him a while,” she said. “He cut each diamond so precisely.” He also has a younger sister making her own dress and younger brother making a shirt.
NORMAN — The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History celebrates 15 years of the Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair as the event kicks off once again April 3 and 4. The fair celebrates language diversity and recognizes the efforts of students and teachers to revitalize Native American language and heritage.
Anadarko resident Thomasina Rose Goodeagle was crowned the 2017 Denver March Powwow Princess on Sunday, March 26 at the annual Denver March Powwow. She represents the Osage Nation, Pawnee Nation, Quapaw Tribe, Sac & Fox Tribe of Kansas and the Oceanman First Nations of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Goodeagle is the 15 year old daughter to Thomas Goodeagle and the late Yvette Goodeagle. Her paternal grandparents are Dolores Goodeagle of Pawhuska and Donald Goodeagle of Walters. Her great grandmother is the late Mary Osage Green (full blood Osage). Her maternal grandmother is Della Ewack of Oceanman First Nations Saskatchewan, Canada. Her great grandparents are the late Rose and Joe Ewack.
Goodeagle is an 8th grade student at Riverside Indian School and is active in sports.
Every year the Denver March Powwow selects a young lady to be their ambassador, one who will make special appearances and travel all over Indian country to represent the Denver March Powwow.