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Native American Cultural Symposium-Friday Events

June 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas presents the debut of the Native American Cultural Symposium and Outdoor Film Series, June 2-4 2017. All Museum Symposium events are free and open to the public. Friday, June 2 9:00am-5:00pm Fulcrum Publishing Book Sale (Lobby) Sam Scinta, consulting editor and former publisher, will fill the Museum lobby with Native American titles from Fulcrum Books during Museum hours. 7:00pm-9:00pm Panel Discussion: "The Wisdom of Black Elk's Reunification Prophecies and Environmental Awareness" (Red Feather Lawn Stage) Featured Presenter Panelists: Joseph Marshall III is the celebrated Rosebud Lakota author of "The Journey of Crazy Horse: The Lakota History", "Walking with Elders: The Wisdom of Lakota Grandfathers" and twelve other books. Gayle Ross is an internationally renowned storyteller and a direct descendant of legendary Cherokee Chief John Ross. J R Mathews was the youngest Tribal Chairman in the history of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma and co-founder of the American Indian Theater Company. Sam Scinta is the former publisher and consulting editor of Fulcrum Publishing. Bobby Bridger is an author, musician, and winner of the John Neihardt Award, as well as a co-creator of the Symposium. The Native American Cultural Symposium is sponsored by the Museum of Native American History, Downtown Bentonville Inc., Visit Bentonville, KUAF 91.3, Arkansas CW, Osiyo TV, RUNWAY-Moving Arkansas Forward, Tribal Voices, Comfort Inn, Tribal TV, Red Feather Productions, WGW Marketing, River Grille Steakhouse, Dymark Sign and Display. During the Symposium, donations towards the Seneca Black Elk Mathews Scholarship Fund will be most appreciated. 

Admission: Free.

Event Location and Contact Information:
Museum of Native American History
202 SW O Street
Bentonville, Arkansas


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