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About the AIRC

Land Acknowledgement

AIRC

We acknowledge that the land on which we are gathered is the ancestral home or hunting grounds of the Caddo, Wichita, Osage, Quapaw, Kiowa, Comanche, Plains-Apache, and other tribes. In present day, this is the home of the Muscogee, Cherokee, and Osage Nations. We honor and respect Oklahoma’s 39 sovereign nations, as well as all Native people that call this land home. We encourage all citizens to learn more about Oklahoma’s rich American Indian heritage, as well as tribal nations present-day contributions. 

American Indian Resource Center

AIRC

Nestled in the northern corner of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, the American Indian Resource Center resides at the Zarrow Regional Library in west Tulsa.  The AIRC is one of only two centers in public libraries across the nation that provides cultural, educational and informational resources, activities and services highlighting the American Indian culture. 

 

Contact Information

AIRC

Visit the American Indian Resource Center 

Address:

Zarrow Regional Library
2224 W. 51st St.
Tulsa, OK 74107
Driving Directions

Hours:

Monday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Contact:

Phone: (918) 549-7323
Email: teresa.runnels@tulsalibrary.org 

AIRC E-Newsletter

In an effort to inform the public about services, programs and resources available through the AIRC, an e-newsletter is released each month. Please feel free to forward the newsletters to others who might be interested or benefit from the information.

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Awards

AIRC

 

OKLAHOMA HUMANITIES COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2011 TULSA AWARDEES

Oklahoma City, OK—The Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) announced the names of the 2011 awardees to be honored at its Oklahoma Humanities Awards dinner, February 24, 2011, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. 

“We want to honor the people and programs that enrich our state’s cultural life,” said OHC Executive Director Ann Thompson. “The occasion demonstrates the relevance of the humanities to modern society. By recognizing outstanding public programs like exhibits, book discussions, and classroom projects, we can showcase how the humanities expand our worldview and change people’s lives every day.”
 

Tulsa City-County Library projects and employees will be recognized, including:
 

The American Indian Resource Center of the Tulsa City-County Library will be honored with the Humanities in Education Award for achievements in language preservation through development of its Native Language Supplemental Packet. These materials were developed for educators and students to facilitate learning introductory words and phrases, and to stimulate further interest in the Native language. The packet has been used successfully in the Sauk and Euchee language programs.


Teresa Runnels, coordinator for the resource center, is gratified to see the work recognized. “Receiving the 2011 Oklahoma Humanities Council’s Education Award galvanizes my desire to see American Indian history and traditions preserved,” said Runnels. “Knowing the history of the people who lived in North America long before us is important to understanding the path we will travel in the future.”

Cindy Hulsey and Laura Raphael of the Tulsa City-County Library will receive the Community Leadership Award for creation and implementation of “Novel Talk: Smart Conversations for Serious Readers.” 
 

For more information contact OHC at 405/235-0280 or visit www.okhumanities.org

About the Oklahoma Humanities Council

The Oklahoma Humanities Council is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide meaningful public engagement with the humanities—disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism, and philosophy. As the state partner for the National Endowment for the Humanities, OHC provides teacher institutes, Smithsonian exhibits, reading groups, and other cultural opportunities for Oklahomans of all ages. With a focus on K-12 education and community building, OHC engages people in their own communities, stimulating discussion and helping them explore the wider world of human experience.

Programs & Activities

American Indian Festival of Words

FoW

This free festival celebrates the history, culture, arts and achievements of American Indians through a series of enlightening family programs at your local libraries. 

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American Indian Circle of Honor

CoH

The Circle of Honor Award Presentation honors an American Indian for their lifetime achievements and contributions that have enriched the lives of others. 

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American Indian Writers Award

award

The American Indian Festival of Words Writers Award recognizes written contributions of outstanding American Indian authors, poets, journalists, film and stage scriptwriters. 

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Summer Reading Program

 

AIRC

The American Indian Resource Center participates in TCCL's Summer Reading Program in all age groups.

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Resources

Libraries

FoW

This free festival celebrates the history, culture, arts and achievements of American Indians through a series of enlightening family programs at your local libraries. 

Go to American Indian Festival of Words

Museums

CoH

The Circle of Honor Award Presentation honors an American Indian for their lifetime achievements and contributions that have enriched the lives of others. 

Go to American Indian Circle of Honor

American Indian Writers Award

award

The American Indian Festival of Words Writers Award recognizes written contributions of outstanding American Indian authors, poets, journalists, film and stage scriptwriters. 

Go to American Indian Writers Award