AARP Oklahoma honors Ada resident

Glenda Galvan, Ada, (third from left) was recently honored by AARP Indian Elders. Presenting awards were Associate State Director Mashell Sourjohn, National Board Member Joan Ruff, AARP Regional Vice President Nancy Stockbridge and AARP Oklahoma State President Marjorie Lyons.


Ada resident Glenda Galvan, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, was among more than 45 Indian elders from 35 Oklahoma tribes and nations recognized at the fourth Annual AARP Indian Elder Honors held recently in Oklahoma City.

Galvan is clan storyteller for the Fox Clan. She was the first curator and repatriation representative for the tribe and has served on numerous museum boards including Oklahoma Museums Association, Mountain-Plains Museums Association, Smithsonian Institution, Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History.

She has been published by such organizations as The Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, Wonderland Press, Chickasaw Press and Chelsea House Publishers. She recently published two children’s books in both English and Chickasaw and was able to present some of these stories at the National Museum of the American Indian in November 2011.

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