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Tulsa's Native American Day celebrations go virtual on Monday

Posted at 1:05 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 08:14:30-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa's Native American Day celebrations are going virtual on Monday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The theme for this year's Native American Day on October 12th is "Protect the Sacred."

Indian Affairs Commission Chair Cheryl Cohenour said going virtual allows for more people to participate in the events.

We are hoping to reach many more viewers this year as our virtual event happens. Those tribes and tribal citizens that have not been able to attend in the past will get a good idea of what our Native American Day celebration is about in Tulsa. We are one of the largest events of this type in the United States and we have something for everyone.
Cheryl Cohenour, Indian Affairs Commission Chair

In 2017, the City of Tulsa began celebrating Native American Day when Mayor G.T. Bynum signed a resolution for the annual observance.

Tulsa’s Native American Day has come a long way since we began this celebration in 2017. Tulsa is included within the boundaries of the Cherokee, Creek and Osage Nations. I am proud that we are recognizing our heritage and the tribes that make Tulsa the unique cultural destination it is today.
Mayor G.T. Bynum

CLICK HERE for more information on events and activities in celebration for 2020's Native American Day.

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