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Upcoming Festival of Words by Tulsa City County Library to celebrate Native American heritage

Posted: 10:45 AM, Feb 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-23 16:56:46Z

TULSA, Okla. — The upcoming Festival of Words organized by the Tulsa City County Library will celebrate Native American culture.

Laura Tohe, author of "Code Talker Stories" and "Making Friends with Water", will receive the Writers Award at the Hardesty Regional Library's Connor's Cove.

The award presentation will take place on Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a book signing and a day of educational American Indian family events from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Family events include pottery making, basket weaving, quilt and tear dresses demonstrations, Otoe singers, intertribal dances and an escape room.

Sponsors for the American Indian Festival of Words include the Tulsa Library Trust, Tulsa City-County Library's American Indian Resource Center, the Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Fuondation, Dr. Frank and Mary Shaw, Greater Tulsa Indian Affairs Commission, Visions and Voices and the Tulsa Indian Community Foundation.

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