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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. at the CEC. Gift cards will be awarded to students, five turkeys will be awarded to faculty and staff.

NOC will be celebrating National Indian Heritage Month during November. “We are very excited about celebrating National Indian Heritage Month,” said sponsor Gina Cooneywerdy. “We invite everyone to participate in our activities this month.”

Special Activities

Nov. 6 — Scavenger Hunt Contest
(Pick up instructions after 10 a.m. at the Cultural Engagement Center).
Ask for Denver Wahwassuck.
Hunt ends Nov. 8 at noon.
Student winners receive the following:
First – $25 Bookstore Gift Card
Second – $15 Bookstore Gift Card
Third – Club T-Shirt
Five Faculty/Staff will win a free turkey.

Nov. 9 – Tribal Government Education Session.
The guest speaker is Dawna Hare at the Cultural Engagement Center from noon – 1 p.m.

Nov. 13 — Stickball demonstrated by Jake Roberts on the Lawn west of Central Hall at 11 a.m.

Nov. 14 – Rock Your Mocs Day, wear favorite moccasins or leggings.

Nov. 21 – Free Fry Bread, 10:30 a.m. at the Clock Tower while supplies last.

Nov. 29 — Standing Bear Story, presented by T.L. Walker at the Cultural Engagement Center, 10 a.m.

All Month Activities

Native American Factoids on KAYE The Source FM Radio 90.7.

Native American Regalia Display at Cultural Engagement Center.

Native American Music across NOC Tonkawa
Tuesdays and Thursdays noon – 1:30 p.m.

Native American Storytelling by Northern
Thunder Club at Tonkawa Schools.

All events are free and open to the public.

by Scott Cloud, NOC’s What’s Happening, November 3, 2017