NWOSU welcomes speaker

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A Native American Heritage Program is being offered by Northwestern’s Woodward campus on November 13. This program will broadcast on ITV to both the Alva and Enid campuses as well. The Native American Heritage Program is an annual program that is free and open to the public. It brings in different speakers to discuss historical events and the Native American Perspective.

One speaker will be Park Ranger Kevin Mohr, Chief of Interpretation with the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Cheyenne. He will present a lecture on the U.S. History to 1877 course, taught by Ken Kelsey, instructor of history and fine arts. Mohr’s lecture will begin at noon and be broadcasted to the Industrial Education room 128 in Alva and to room 225 in Enid from Woodward’s room 116.

His topic will be “Westward through Washita.” Another speaker participating in the program this year is Minoma Littlehawk-Sills (Cheyenne). Her lecture will be at 7 p.m. and broadcasted by ITV to Carter Hall 107 in Alva and room 202 in Enid from Woodward 114.

Littlehawk-Sills’ presentation is for the General Humanities I course, taught by Carol Mote, adjunct instructor of English. The topic Littlehawk-Sills will be lecturing over is the Sand Creek Massacre and from the Cheyenne perspective the Battle of the Washita. Along with both lectures, Northwestern-Woodward will be hosting other programs as well.

These other programs will be on their campus and will also be taking place on November 13. One such program is put on by Sydney Stover, Park Ranger at the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, who will have activities and games in the Commons Area. These games will be from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for students. Littlehawk-Sills will also be putting on a program, in which she will be bringing her family artifacts from the late 1800s to early 1900s.

The viewing of these artifacts will be from 2 to 5 p.m. For lunch and supper, Northwestern-Woodward will be serving Indian tacos, corn soup and a Native American dessert from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.