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Tribal 101  Workshop with Tana Fitzpatrick, Associate Vice President of Tribal Relations

Title:  Tribal Nations 101 with Tana Fitzpatrick, Associate Vice President of Tribal Relations 

Event Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Event Start Time: 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. CST/CDT

Summary: This is an introduction to Indian tribes and tribal sovereignty and how OU can partner with tribes in mutually beneficial collaborations. 

Venue: Native Nations Event Center, Room 233 in Copeland Hall/Virtual 

Description:   Are you interested in learning more about Tribal Nations? The Tribal Nations 101 seminar seeks to provide an introduction to Indian tribes and tribal sovereignty. This seminar will review the federal government’s unique government-to-government relationship with Indian tribes, as well as state-tribal relationships. Current tribal issues will also be highlighted. 

Point of Contact: Tana Fitzpatrick tana.fitzpatrick@ou.edu or Joy Pendley pendley@ou.edu  

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"Talking Leaves & Pixels: The Cherokee National Collection" Panel Presentation

Event Title: Talking Leaves & Pixels: The Cherokee National Collection

Event Date: February 9th, 2023

Event Time: 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M CST

Where: Native Nations Event Center, Room 233 in Copeland Hall/Virtual

Join Native Nations Center in collaboration with Native American Studies as we offer this panel presentation titled “Talking Leaves & Pixels: The Cherokee National Collection.  This event is open to all, but space is limited.  Please register using the button below or contact Farina King at farinaking@ou.edu, Evelyn Cox with the Native Nations Center at ecox@ou.edu, or Native American Studies at nas@ou.edu for more information.  

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Please join the Native Nations Center and Native American Studies at OU as we collaboratively bring you this esteemed panel of experts presenting on the past, present, and future of the Cherokee National Collection. This talk is titled, "Talking Leaves & Pixels: The Cherokee National Collection" ” with guest speakers Krystan Moser, Keli Gonzales, and Ross Mulcare. Face-to-Face Event/Webinar  Event Date:  Thursday, February 9th, 2023 Event Start Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. CST/CDT  Register here:  https://rb.gy/fywrrx. Contact Evelyn Cox with the Native Nations Center at ecox@ou.edu or Native American Studies at nas@ou.edu for more information.

Ethical Tribal Engagement Series #2: Meeting Tribal Needs Through Collaboration - Coming in Spring 2023

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Event Date: February 10, 2023
Event Start Time: 1:30 to 2:30
Where: Native Nations Event Center, room 233 in Copeland Hall

Join Native Nations Center in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence and Tana Fitzpatrick, Associate Vice President of Tribal Relations at OU as we offer a continuation of our “Centering Indigenous Research Series.”  This year’s “Ethical Tribal Engagement Series #2: Meeting Tribal Needs Through Collaboration” panel seeks to bridge Indigenous and institutional perspectives around research and collaborative community engagement. Our panelists of scholars, researchers and Tribal professionals will speak to the nuances, protocols, concerns, ethics, and best practices of engaging in research or collaborations with and about Indigenous communities or collections. This event is open to all but in-person space is limited. To reserve a spot, please regiser using the link below:

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Also on the Horizon: NNC Podcast Workshop Series - Learn Skills to Conduct Professional Level Podcasts and Recordings

This workshop will give you hands-on experience, training, tools, and exposure to resources needed to take the leap and create your own podcast. Our Native Nations Center Director, Brian Burkhart will be instructing this series with one workshop devoted to Mac users and the other to PC users integrating the latest software.


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