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    Dawna Hare Discusses Native American Education History

    As part of Native American Heritage Month, Dawna Hare gave a lecture on Wednesday regarding Tribal Government Education at the Cultural Engagement Center. In explaining the history of Tribal Government Education, are explained the United States government’s affairs with Native Americans began as part of the War Department in 1824. As Native Americans were moved from their native lands to reservations, the United States Government created boarding schools where students were relocated from their ...  Read More...

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    Native American Heritage Month Storytelling

    Two Northern Oklahoma College students recently read stories to Tonkawa Elementary students on Nov. 16 as part of Native American Heritage Month.NOC Freshmen Denver Wahwassuck and James Young each read to two classes of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students.Wahwassuck read “Addie, Be Brave” while Young read “Frybread for Addie.” The books are authored by Mindy Standley and illustrated by C.R. Redcorn.   Read More...

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    Native American Heritage Month Dice Game

    NOC kicked off Native American Heritage Week Thursday with an Indian Dice Game exhibition at the Cultural Engagement Center. The demonstration was presented by NOC student Denver Wahwassuck. Wahwassuck explained the origin of the Indian Dice Game as a game played sitting around a camp fire or at a feast. The game is played with pieces of deer bone made into two sided round pieces creating a heads and a tails for each piece.   Read More...

  • Native American Heritage Month Activities

    NOC is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with a number of activities planned for the month of November. The month kicked off Thursday at the Cultural Engagement Center with a demonstration of a “Dice Game,” a traditional game played by the Osage Tribe. A story explaining the “Dice Game” is below.Activities this week include a Scavenger Hunt that begins Monday at 10 a.m.   Read More...

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    Miss Oklahoma Presents in Cultural Engagement Center

    Miss Oklahoma Triana Browne spoke to approximately 30 students regarding “Bridging Cultural Diversity One Step at a Time” at the Cultural Engagement Center on Thursday. The presentation was sponsored by the Native American-Serving Non-tribal Institutions grant* and the Northern Thunder Club hosted the reception which followed. Club members presented Browne with a jacket after her speech.   Read More...