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RED EARTH RUN
The Red Earth Run is a 5k fundraiser for Red Earth Inc., who sponsors the OKC's annual Red Earth Festival. The festival, which features Native American dancing, music, and art, attracts spectators worldwide.
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The "Native Crossroads" Film Festival and Symposium was held at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. The festival, held in February of 2013 and focusing on Native films, was the first of its kind in the state. Documentaries, cartoons, and short films were screened along with presentations from guest filmmakers.
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The Cheyenne and ArapahoTribes' Diabetes Wellness Program sponsored a one mile "Heart Walk" to raise awareness about diabetes and heart disease. Walks were also held the same day at several locations in the tribal service area.
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CANTON HEAD START
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes held a grand opening for their new Headstart building in Canton, Oklahoma in January of 2013. The new 6,400 sq ft building replaces the 130-year-old Cantonment Historical Building that Headstart had occupied for many years.
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CLINTON GETS iPADS - (TITLE VII FUNDS)
The Clinton, OK school district is attempting to equip all of its students with iPads as learning tools. The plan is to load the iPads with the students' textbooks and various other learning apps to help them retain the knowledge they need. It is a kind of pilot program, and Clinton is using Title VII funds to purchase the iPads for its Native students.
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TRAVEL PLAZA GROUNDBREAKING
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes broke ground in November of 2012 on a 5500 sq foot travel plaza on Black Kettle Blvd just west of highway 51. An 8800 sq foot casino was planned next to the travel plaza. The projected opening date was late spring of 2013.
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OKC's Remington Park hosted "Oklahoma Classics" night in October of 2012. The event featured a number of Oklahoma-bred horse races along with Native American art . Some of the events featured horses bearing traditional Native symbols. Several Native artists painted the horses, which were also seen nationwide on simulcast.
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WASHITA TEACHERS WORKSHOP
Cheyenne and Arapaho Department of Education holds an annual teacher training day for educators in the tribes' main service area. Most of the educators invited are from Oklahoma public schools with large numbers of Cheyenne-Arapaho students. The workshop's goal is to provide information and resources to educators that they can take back the their classrooms in order to serve their Native students better.