TULSA – Tulsa Public Schools is celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with activities for students, parents and the community through Nov. 30.
Throughout the month, the district’s Indian Education Program will provide students with supplies to participate in cultural activities including creating a pinch pot, a tribal flag activity, weaving, a medal research activity and making moccasins.
“Every day is a day to value the culture and heritage of our Native American community here in Tulsa,” said Superintendent Deborah Gist. “We are thrilled to be celebrating Native American Heritage Month again this year. Our Indian Education team has worked together to prepare many activities and are excited to bring students, parents, and community members together to celebrate the rich heritage of Indigenous people.”
Families are invited to attend Tribal Flag Acknowledgement ceremonies. On Nov. 18 ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. at Central Middle and High School (3101 W. Edison St.) and will honor the Osage Nation and at 2 p.m. at Booker T. Washington High School (1514 E. Zion St.) and will honor the Cherokee Nation. All events will feature remarks by district officials, school leaders and tribal leaders.
On Nov. 15 and Nov. 16, the Indian Education program will host classes for students and families to sew their own ribbon skirts. On Nov. 19, the district is encouraging everyone to wear turquoise and “rock their mocs” to acknowledge and celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The Indian Education program is also inviting the community to a screening of “Te Ata” at 7 p.m., Nov. 30 at the Admiral Twin Drive-In located at 7355 E. Easton St.
The Indian Education program at Tulsa Public Schools provides critical resources and services to more than 3,000 students representing 52 Native American nations. For information about upcoming events, visit www.tulsaschools.org/indianeducation