Five Tribes Story Conference
September 16 & 17, 2011
8:30a - 4:30p; 6p - 8p
Bacone College, Old Bacone Road, Muskogee
The second annual Five Tribes Story Conference, brings together some of Indian Country’s most renowned authors, storytellers, and professors. Evening concerts, free and open to the public, feature storytellers from the Five Tribes, the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole. Throughout the two days, tribal historians and native speakers will discuss a wide range of topics, from the Trail of Tears to the boarding school experience, encouraging audience questions and discussion.
Award-winning authors, playwrights, storytellers, poets, scholars, artists and filmmakers such as LeAnne Howe, Joy Harjo, Lynn Moroney, Kim Roppolo, Jerry Lincecum, Stella Long, Robert Lewis, Diane Glancy, Virginia Stroud, Les Hannah, and Phil Morgan gather on the beautiful campus of historic Bacone College to interact with conference participants in the hopes of fostering a deeper interest and encouraging network of champions for the evolution of the Five Tribes narrative.
For tribal members, the event offers a chance to share family experiences, while the non-Native can enjoy a rare close-up look at history and fiction through American Indian eyes.