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Oklahoma Land Runs from a Native Perspective

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Guest Sarah Adams Cornell (Choctaw) will talk about the Land Runs and why the Land Run Re-enactments are harmful to our Native American children. 

Sarah has been making progress on her goal to stop Land Run Reenactments in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). She met with the principal of her kids' school who promised they would no longer do them. She has met with the director of Native American student services at the OKCPS and she was very supportive. The principal wants her to draft a one page informational sheet about the land runs and also include her daughters perspective of what it's like to be involved in a reenactment. The director and she will have a meeting with the administrator of elementary schools and the director of curriculum to speak with them and express why she wants it to change, present them with alternative curriculum to teach and offer native presentations for schools, as a fun activity.

Sarah is active in the Oklahoma City Choctaw Alliance and Idle No More Central Oklahoma.  You can find her on facebook at   www.facebook.com/sarah.adamscornell

For more information on the Land Runs in Oklahoma see:

http://crescentok.com/staff/jaskew/TAH/OK/landruns.htm

 

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