, Muskogee, OK

November 15, 2013

A.M. UPDATE: VA celebrating Native American History Month today

— The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will celebrate Native American History Month on Nov. 15 with a program called “Old Traditions - New Traditions.”

The program will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the hospital auditorium and will include displays from Native American artists, food demonstrations/tastings, dancing demonstrations, speakers and health screenings for Veterans. The public is encouraged to attend.

Program Agenda:

8 to 9 a.m. - Booth Presentations (artists, food demonstrations/tasting and health screenings)

9 to 9:30 a.m. - Cherokee Nation Color Guard/Dancers

9:30 to 9:45 am. -  Opening Prayer and Ceremony - Wotko (Creek)

9:45 to 10:00 a.m. - Director's Welcome (Mr. James Floyd, FACHE (Creek/Cherokee)

10 to 10:30 a.m. - Dancer's Demonstration – Bacone College faculty/students - John Timothy (Creek), Intertribal Drum Group and Dancers

10:30 to 11 a.m. - Honored Speaker: Marine Veteran Jared King (Sac and Fox) - Treasurer, Sac and Fox Nation

11:00 to 11:30 a.m. - Guest Speaker: John Timothy (Creek), Bacone College - Tribal History

11:30 a.m. to Noon - Guest Speaker: Janet Smith (Cherokee) - Art Therapy

Noon to 12:45 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Color Guard

12:45 to 1:15 p.m. - Booth Presentations

1:15 to 1:30 p.m. - Closing Prayer and Ceremony - Wotko (Creek)

For more information about the program, please call Elise Taylor, Ph.D., at 918-610-2000.