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"Everything depends on our ability to sustainably inhabit this earth, and true sustainability will require us all to change our way of thinking on how we take from the earth and how we give back."

Deb Haaland,
54th US secretary of the interior, first Native American to serve as Cabinet secretary

Dr. JeanAnn Gaona

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Dr. JeanAnn Gaona
Deputy Superintendent 

Sina Nay
Adm Asst Indian Ed

The Title VI and J.O.M. programs are designed to connect Native American students with programs and resources to reach their educational goals.  Choctaw/Nicoma Park Schools serve over 700 Native American students from 33 Tribes.

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Indigenous Youth Art Contest
This Has Always Been Indian Country

Engaging Young Creative Natives

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Inspire your child or student with the power of art! We invite all young Indigenous artists in grades K–12 to enter our Indigenous Peoples Day youth art contest. All entries will be exhibited digitally on the Xchange Theater screen during the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on Monday, Oct. 10.

Prizes include:

  • $250 gift basket of high-quality art supplies
  • $50 gift certificates to local art stories
  • Tickets to the museum

Works should address the theme of This Has Always Been Indian Country, a message that greets visitors to our galleries. Works of all media are accepted. All entries are due Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (deadline has been extended). Educators or tribal administrators who wish to enter multiple youth may request a bulk upload Excel file at learn@famok.org

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