Ithana: The Learn and Lunch Series

  • Noon - 1 p.m.
    Aaittafama' building

  • 💲Limited seating - reservations preferred
    Presentation is free and open to the public
    Lunch option - $5

The Chickasaw Cultural Center will host Ithana: The Learn and Lunch Series Wednesday, Nov. 20, at noon in the Aaittafama' building.

This month's topic, Fort Washita and the Chickasaw Nation, will be presented by Joe Thomas.

This series will explore the significance Fort Washita has to the Chickasaw Nation, both Pre and Post-Civil War era. The documentary Arrival in Indian Territory—Fort Washita will be shown during the class.

Presentation is free and open to the public. There is an option to purchase lunch for $5. This week's lunch consist of a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, pashofa, cobbler and a drink.

Due to limited seating, reservations are preferred. Contact the Special Events Department at (580) 622-7130 or email

*IDP credit is available for Chickasaw Nation employees who attend.

About the Speaker:
Receiving his bachelors in Native American Studies, masters in Native American Leadership and completed graduate work within the geography master’s program at Oklahoma State University, Joe Thomas, is dedicated to preserving his heritage and sharing his passion for Chickasaw history as senior advisor for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Culture and Humanities.  Also a graduate of the Chickasaw Leadership Academy, Joe sits on the Chickasaw Nation Institutional Review Board and chairs the Chickasaw Academic Standards Committee.

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