09 Oct
9:00 am 2023

The ECU Native American Student Association and the NASANTI REACHE Program presents Indigenous Peoples' Day on October 9 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. During this event you will have the opportunity to explore market vendors, tribal at-large citizen booths, cultural demonstration booths all while enjoying great food from vendors.


8:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m.

  • Opening Prayer
  • Welcome: Marcen Marris (NASA President) | East Central University President Wendell Godwin
  • Cultural Speaker: Dub Howell (Patawatomi, Seminole & Creek)

9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Hudson, Executive Director of Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
  • Title: Indigenous Peoples' Day &  Tribal Sovereignty 

10:25 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Jacintha Webster, Director of ECU Native American Legal Clinic 
  • Title: Federal Trust Responsibility  

11:15 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Scott Ketchum, Director of ECU Native American Studies 
  • Title: Native Nation building

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

  • Lunch Break (food trucks in the plaza)

1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Guest Speaker: Vivian Morris, Tribal-State Policy Analyst with Oklahoma Policy
  • Title: Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women and Violence Against Women Act

2:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Deanna Hartley-Kelso, Chickasaw Nation District Court Judge
  • Title: Tribal Judicial Governance 

2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Conclusion/Prayer: NASA President Macen Marris
Event Location
Chickasaw Business and Conference Center (Foundation Hall)