MCLOUD – Kickapoo Tribal Health Center (KTHC) and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum partner for KTHC’s 1st Annual Native American Heritage Month event honoring elders. We want to take a moment to honor Native American Elders and students from Meeker Indian Education and McLoud Inter-Tribal Club are invited to help greet, distribute blankets, and serve light snacks! This Kickapoo Tribal Health Center Community Outreach Activity is on Friday, November 15th, from 10 am - 12 pm at the Kickapoo Multi-Purpose Building and is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the KTHC’s 1st Annual Native American Heritage Month event, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is excited to partner with the KTHC to provide an opportunity for elders to engage with premier Native American artist and Cherokee Treasure Jane Osti. Since 1991, Osti has been making traditional Southeastern Woodland/Mound builders inspired pottery, also contemporary woodland style earthenware and Raku pottery. The images usually depict abstract animals, landscape and nature, with symbols of endurance, protection and celestial activity. In addition to the demonstration, elders are invited to attend the Museum to explore the galleries and Native American collections on November 20, 2019. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is excited to engage with the community and find meaningful ways to partner and share its dynamic collection.

About the Kickapoo Tribal Health Center

Kickapoo Tribal Health Center (KTHC) has been open since January of 1998 and is located in McLoud, OK. The KTHC is an ambulatory (outpatient) care facility compact from the Indian Health Service and provides a variety of services including, medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, lab, x-ray, health education, fitness instruction, nutrition, counseling, contract health, elder care, community health, and behavioral health.  In most cases, CDIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) is required.  For more information, visit www.okkthc.com.

About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of the American West. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org.