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October 11, 2013

Chickasaw Nation hosts Lowak Sho’li Humanities Forum Oct. 24

Ada —

The third annual Lowak Sho’li “Carry the Fire” Native Humanities Forum is set for 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities building, 201 North Broadway in the Black Box Theatre.

The forum will feature a panel of four scholars: Jeannie Barbour, Dr. Scott Barton, Chris Wesberry and Dr. Richard Grounds and moderator Dr. Thomas Cowger;  and is an opportunity for dialogue among Native and non-Native people. The subject is Native humanities and the development and welfare of local communities and the state of Oklahoma.

Basic tenets of the humanities, historic contributions of Native and non-Native humanities, important current initiatives and cross-cultural understanding and cooperation will be discussed. 

Lowak Sho’li will feature a question-and-answer format. Questions from the audience will be welcome during discussions by scholars. 

This program is funded in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of OHC or NEH.

This free event is open to the public and is being conducted in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month.

For more information, contact the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities at (580) 272-5520.

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