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ORIGINATION Get ready to feel the living

Heartbeat of a Nation – its history and future, brought together here and now. The Chickasaw Cultural Center invites you on a one-of-a-kind, interactive journey through the traditions and living culture of our people.

Now Open! Plan your visit soon. Visit chickasawculturalcenter.com for full details.

DIRECTIONS: EXIT 55 OFF 1-35 AT DAVIS – TAKE HWY 7 EAST TO SULPHUR. JUST MINUTES EAST OF I -35.


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Caddo Culture Club First and third Thursdays, 7 pm Caddo Nation Cultural Building, Binger

CONCHO Oklahoma Indian Nation Pow-Wow Friday, August 6, 7, & 8 Concho Pow-Wow Grounds Contact: Christine Morton, cm_arapaho@hotmail.com, 405-476-1134

OKLAHOMA CITY American Indian Chamber of Commerce Second Wednesdays, 11:30 am Meinders School of Business Oklahoma City University, NW 26th St & McKinley Buffet Luncheon, $20 Information/RSVP: heidi_offutt@cox.net

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Kiowa Language Class Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 pm, Jacobson House Facilitated by Carole Willis and Dane Poolaw

Indian Country Business Summit Monday, August 16, thru Tuesday, August 17 Embassy Suites-Norman Hotel & Conference Center 2501 Conference Dr New to the program is a track for Native American arts and entertainment as a business. Sessions on Education, Loans, Certifications, Tribal Economic Development, Working with the Federal Government, Rural Devlopement Programs and Inter-Tribal Governmental Relations Sponsored by the American Indian Chambers of Commerce of Oklahoma and Texas http://www.indiancountrybusinesssummit.com Golf Tournament: 405-447-5025, 405-590-8700

ANADARKO Wichita Annual Dance Thursday, August 12 to Sunday, August 15 Wichita Tribal Park, Contact: Beth Parker at 405-2479677 or Kay Ahtone at 405-247-2425 ext. 100

TALEQUAH Cherokee National Holiday Friday, September 3 to Sunday, September 5 Cherokee Nation Pow Wow Grounds http://holiday.cherokee.org

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