Tulsa Public Schools celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

Collaborator: Tulsa Public Schools
Published: 11/12/2020, 6:56 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) Tulsa Public Schools is celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with activities for students, parents, and the community from Monday, Nov. 16 to Friday, Nov. 20. The district’s Indian Education program is providing students with supplies to participate in four cultural activities including a beadwork lesson, cradleboard lesson, weaving lesson, and a Tipi lesson. Families can pick up their cultural activity packets as well as school supplies on Friday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indian Education office located at 7635 E. 42nd Pl. On Friday, Nov. 20, the district is encouraging everyone to wear turquoise to acknowledge and celebrate Native American Heritage Month. In partnership with the Chickasaw Nation, the Indian Education program is also inviting the community to a screening of “Te Ata” on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Admiral Twin Drive-In located at 7355 E. Easton St. “Every day is a day to value the culture and heritage of our Native American community,” said Superintendent Deborah Gist. “Our Indian Education team is excited for this opportunity to bring students, parents, and community members together in a safe way to celebrate the rich heritage of our Indigenous people.” The Indian Education program at Tulsa Public Schools provides critical supports and services to more than 3,000 students representing 51 Native American nations. For more information, visit www.tulsaschools.org/indianeducation.


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