DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University is planning a number of special activities and events to celebrate “Native November.’’
Among the many highlights is the 10th Native American Symposium on Nov. 14-15. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Native Ground: Protecting and Preserving History, Culture, and Customs.’’
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Brad Lieb from the Chickasaw Nation’s Division of History and Culture. He also serves as president of the Mississippi Association of Professional Archaeologists.
The banquet is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ballroom on the Southeastern campus.
A number of interesting sessions will be held on art, film, history, politics, music, and recreation. For a complete schedule of symposium events, go to homepages.se.edu/nas/
Other Native November events, sponsored by the Native American Center for Student Success, include:
Nov. 5: Native American Center for Student Success Open House Reception, 3-5 p.m.
Nov. 6: SE Live and Native American Visitation Day
Nov. 7: The Chickasaw Nation’s Cultural Renaissance and the Development of Family Ways of Thinking, Russell Building 300, 2 p.m.
Nov. 9: Chickasaw Cultural Center Field Trip, Sulphur, Oklahoma
Nov. 12: Social Dancing and Stickball, Front Lawn, 3-5 p.m.
Nov. 19: Round Reed Basket Making, Magnolia Room, 2-4 p.m.
Nov. 21: Native Student Debate and Traditional Storytelling, Russell Building 300, 3-5 p.m.