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Completed Visitor Center

January - March 2009 (Q1)                                                        www.aiccm.org                                                                                           

Aerial Phase 2 Construction 
January - March, 2009
The bidding process in January marked the beginning of Phase 2 construction.  The awarding of contracts in March to erect steel for the South Gallery, Hall of the People, North Gallery and East Wing highlighted this much anticipated phase of construction.  The delivery of steel in the later summer months will start the 18 month activity to enclose the Gallery spaces and East Wing. (more)

Art in Public Places Wkshp Art in Public Places
January - March, 2009
The AICCM recently launched its inaugural Art in Public Places project, which is to be the first of several public art projects commissioned throughout the AICCM.  The first public art piece currently under design is to be situated on the northeast side of the AICCM Welcome Center.  The public art piece and Welcome Center together will be the visitor's initial experience at the AICCM and thus set the tenor and tone of their visit. (more)

Crystal Darkenss Oklahoma Crystal Darkness Oklahoma Watch Party
January 13, 2009
AICCM and the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC) partnered  together to host a community Watch Party at the OKCIC. There were approximately 150 attendees to watch the documentary pertaining to the methamphetamine epidemic. (more)
Native American Caucus OK House of Representatives
Native American Caucus Meeting
February 25, 2009
Representatives Lisa J. Billy and Shane Jett co-hosted Coffee @ the Cultural Center for fellow members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives- Native American Caucus. The AICCM staff provided the Caucus members with an update of the project and showcased the Visitor Center, giving the attendees an architectural impression of the future buildings. (more)


OKNAMPA Oklahoma Native American Museums Professional Association (OKNAMPA) Annual Meeting
February 12, 2009
Oklahoma Native American Museums Professionals Association (OKNAMPA) is for individuals within the museum community concerned with Native American issues. OKNAMPA provides information and educational opportunities for museum professionals, decision-makers and the general public based on Native American approaches, viewpoints, values, histories, cultures, religions and life-ways.
Cherokee Nation Tourism Mtg Cherokee Nation Tourism Meeting
March 27, 2009        
Nine members of the Cherokee Nation's Department of Cultural Tourism traveled to Oklahoma City to meet with several AICCM staff members to discuss future joint programing and tourism related partnerships. (more)
OKC Chamber News Bureau Greater OKC Chamber of Commerce
OKC New Bureau

March 26, 2009
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber re-launched the Oklahoma City News Bureau. This group comprised of communications professionals work together to gather information on all the great things  happening in Oklahoma city to promote nationally. (more)
We Shall Remain SAVE THE DATE
We Shall Remain
April 13, 2009
Episode 1: The Mayflower
8:00pm (CST)
with encore presentation 9:30pm
PBS Television Series  OETA
(See full schedule below)

At the heart of the project is a five-part television series that shows how Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture -- from the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. We Shall Remain represents an unprecedented collaboration between Native and non-Native filmmakers and involves Native advisors and scholars at all levels of the project.

  • Episode #2 Tecumseh's Vision, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. with encore presentation at 9:30 p.m.
  • Episode #3 Trail of Tears, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. with encore presentation at 9:30 p.m.
  • Episode #4 Geronimo, May 4 at 8:00 p.m. with encore presentation at 9:30 p.m.
  • Episode #5 Wounded Knee, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. with encore presentation at 9:30 p.m.

Phase 2 Construction
Art in Public Places
Crystal Darkness OK
NA Caucus
Greater OKC News Bureau

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