Native American Educational Conference 2018, Nov 9-10, Lexington KY

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November 9, 2018 to November 10, 2018
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
Ethnic History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Music and Music History, Native American History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

Native American Educational Conference

November 9-10, 2018

Location:  Centenary United Methodist Church, 2800 Tates Creek Road, Lexington KY 40502

Theme: Restoration through the Spirit - Native Spirituality in Today's World

Educators, students and the public are welcome to attend. Teachers please contact C. Isbel at <> to schedule school groups.

(S)= Saturday only                                                                                  

Opening Ceremony & Special Guests

  • Native American Honor Guard (OVNAWCS) (S)
  • Pastor James Williams, Julie Broderson
  • Bishop Leonard Fairley (S)
  • Collaborative Organizations
  • Lee Pennington – Storyteller, Keynote Speaker
  • Chief  Everhart
  • Chief Blackeagle Man

Kids Demonstrations

  • Drum Introduction (different types of songs, Powwow drum, hand drum, water drum, and more); presented by Mike Tolbert & Arik McKuen
  • Dance Regalia & Other Traditional Dress (Cherokee Tear, Iroquois Smoke, Lakota); women's dress by Dianne Payne & Debra Travillian; men's by Bob Payne & Mike Tolbert
  • Leatherwork (moccasins); presented by Frank Otero
  • Flint Napping; presented by Jon Moore
  • Bead/Quillwork; presented by Bobby Rhodes & Paula Tolbert
  • Storytelling; by Robert Mullinax, Susan Mullins, Jerry McClure
  • Basket Making
  • How Native Americans Pray (smudge shells, making tobacco ties, songs); presented by Rev. CJ Wright
  • Where We Lived –Teepee, Longhouse or Wikiups; presented by Matt Black Eagle Man

Break-Out Sessions 

  • Drum Protocol –Northern vs. Southern, Pow Wow vs. Sundance, men's roles vs. women's roles, do-and-don'ts; by Mike Tolbert & Arik McKeun
  • Dance Regalia “When we dance, we pray twice”; women Dianne Payne, Debra Travillian; men Bob Payne, Bobby Rhodes
  • Spirituality –Men’s Group with Mike Tolbert & Women’s Group with Cindy Isbell & Paula Tolbert
  • The Indian Way –“Every day is a spiritual walk”; by Chief Matt Black Eagle Man and Rev. CJ Wright
  • Herbs –“Creator gives us what we need” (S); by Lady Hawk
  • Shawnee Tribal Traditions; with Chief Kevin Everhart
  • Education Crisis –What we didn’t learn in school (S); with Chris Robinson
  • Native American Veterans (S); with Mike Dunn
  • Mini Pow Wow and Friendship Dance with Istayapi Drum Group – All are welcome – 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (S)

Native Vendors will be set up all day and a Navajo Taco food concession will be available.
10% of proceeds (net) to be given to the church. 

Sponsored by
The United Methodist Church
In Collaboration with
Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission, Kentucky Indigenous Peoples, Rainbow Spiritual Education Center Inc., Kentucky American Indian Resource Community Center (KAIRCC)

Contact Info: 

Tressa T. Brown
Historic Preservation Coordinator
KY African American Heritage Commission
KY Native American Heritage Commission
KY Heritage Council
410 High Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

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