Osage Language Class
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Skiatook Library, 316 E. Rogers
This class is sponsored by the Osage Nation Language Dept.
2017 American Indian Festival of Words Writers Award
2017 American Indian Festival of Words Make and Take: Basket Making
American Indian Writers Award
Inaugurated in 2001, the American Indian Festival of Words Writers Award recognizes written contributions of outstanding American Indian authors, poets, journalists, film and stage scriptwriters. It is the first and only award given by a public library to honor an American Indian writer. The award is given in odd-numbered years. Recipients receive a $5,000 cash prize which is sponsored by the Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation.
Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki) Tim Tingle to be honored on Saturday,
March 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the
Hardesty Regional Library
Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek) Leslie Marmon-Silko (Laguna Pueblo)
LeAnne Howe (Choctaw) Vine DeLoria, Jr. (Standing Rock Sioux)
Carter Revard (Osage) Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek)
American Indian Circle of Honor
Inaugurated in 2004, the Circle of Honor ceremony honors an American Indian for their lifetime achievements and contributions that have enriched the lives of others. Induction into the Circle of Honor is a celebration of the honoree’s actions in the face of adversity, commitment to the preservation of American Indian culture and legacy for future generations. An individual is inducted into the Circle of Honor in even-numbered years. Recipients receive a $5,000 cash prize which is sponsored by the Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation.
Sam Proctor (Muscogee Creek) Ruthe Blalock Jones (Shawnee)
Kirke Kickingbird (Kiowa) Billy Mills (Oglala Sioux)
Neal McCaleb (Chickasaw) Wilma Mankiller (Cherokee)
Charles Chibitty (Comanche)
American Indian Festival of Words
Tribal elders, storytellers, craftsmen, dancers and musicians share the history and traditions of North America’s native people during the American Indian Festival of Words, held annually in March.
The free festival celebrates the contributions of American Indians through enlightening family programs offered at numerous libraries.
The highlight of the festival is the presentation of the American Indian Festival of Words Author Award and the Circle of Honor ceremony, which alternate each year.
Tulsa Library Trust
Funding AIRC Programs & Events
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