Native American Heritage Day

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • 💲Free & open to the public

Join us as we honor the rich traditions and historical contributions of Native people. Activities across campus will celebrate the diversity among tribal cultures.

Schedule of Events:

Live Music Performances
Kochcha' Aabiniili' Amphitheater

10:30 a.m. – Storytelling
11:30 a.m. – Shaun DeGraff (Chickasaw singer/musician)
1 p.m. – Redmen Blues Band (Blues/Gospel/Motown band)
2:30 p.m. – Middle Creek 2 (Seminole youth hymns group)

Cultural Demonstrations
Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village

11 a.m. - CN Dance Troupe
12:30 p.m. Riverside - San Carlos Apache Crown Dancers
2 p.m. CN Dance Troupe
3 p.m. Moore Public School Dance Troupe
3:30 p.m. Kevin Connywerdy

Film Screenings
Anoli' Theater (all screenings are free of charge)

10 a.m. Mankiller
11:30 a.m. First Encounter
Noon Bearer of the Morning
1 p.m. Mankiller
3 p.m. Last of the Dogmen
6:30 p.m. Smoke Signals

Traditional Games
Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village

-Moccasin Game
-Squirrel Stick

Traditional Food Samplings
Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village

-Squirrel Gravy
-Salt meat and fry bread
-Blue bread
-Corn soup
-Hog Meat
-Grape Dumplings
-Three Sisters Stew


Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village
-Pumpkin Patch (while supplies last)
-Archery Tag
-Pumpkin make-and-take craft
-Clay pendant craft
-Corn bracelet craft

Chikasha Poya Exhibit Hall porch
-Pollinator Bingo game make-and-take craft

Butterfly Garden Arbor
-Pansy plant giveaway (while supplies last)

Art Vendors
Aaittafama' Room


-Laura Bruner
-Delaney Pennock
-Kim Johnson
-Rhonda Williams 
-Denita Holata
-Rose Jefferson
-Pauline Brown
-Johnny Bobb

Aaimpa' Café​

-Turkey legs
-Roasted corn

Aapisa' Art Gallery porch
-Snack and tea samples

Aachompa' Gallery Gift Shop, Aachompa' Souvenir Gift Shop

-10% off all purchases (excluding consignment)


Upcoming Events

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    Jul. 24 - Mar. 31 2022 Listening to Our Elders: Mike Larsen Chickasaw Elders Painting Series
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