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Illuminative Oklahoma

May 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join Native leaders and allies for this one-day Symposium to lift up a new, accurate narrative about Native peoples in Oklahoma.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Symposium, including catered luncheon

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Special reception featuring local Native artists

Hear inspiring panelists, network and collaborate with local leaders and help shape a just future for Native peoples and all Oklahomans!

Featured IllumiNative Oklahoma Panelists Include:

  • Sterlin Harjo (Seminole), Award-winning filmmaker
  • Wilson Pipestem (Otoe Missouria/Osage), Founder and partner, Pipestem Law
  • Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee), Acclaimed playwright and partner, Pipestem Law
  • Alison Black, Director of Indian Education for Frontier Public Schools and President-Elect, Oklahoma Indian Education Council
  • Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee), CEO, IllumiNative
  • Dr. Stephanie Fryberg (Tulalip), University of Washington

Did You Know….

  • 78% of Americans want to know more about Native people and their contemporary cultures.
  • 87% of schools don’t teach about Native peoples past 1900.
  • Representation of Native peoples in the media is .0 to 0.4%.

These are some of the startling findings surfaced by the unprecedented Reclaiming Native Truth project, the largest public opinion research and strategy setting project ever conducted by, for and about Native peoples. The invisibility of Native peoples in contemporary society has created a vacuum filled with myths, stereotypes and false portrayals.

Be part of breaking through this invisibility and uplifting a new, accurate Native narrative at IllumiNative Oklahoma! This one-day Symposium will showcase the Reclaiming Native Truth findings and identify collaborative new paths to change the narrative about Native peoples in the state.

  • Learn about the Reclaiming Native Truth research findings and how Native invisibility drives bias and misconceptions.
  • Learn how Indian Country and allies can work together to ensure accurate and contemporary representations of Native peoples in arts and culture, K-12 education, policy and other sectors that can advance equity and social justice.
  • Build alliances, collaborations, and network with Native leaders and allies.

Space for IllumiNative Oklahoma is limited! Please register today!


May 7, 2019
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Gilcrease Museum Helmerich Hall
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Road
Tulsa, 74104 United States
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