American Indian symposium to discuss cultural needs in social services

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | 8:12 a.m. CDT; updated 9:50 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 11, 2011

KANSAS CITY — Representatives of American Indian tribes in Oklahoma and Kansas will take part in a Kansas City conference next month on gaps in services.

The Eighth annual American Indian Symposium will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Public health, social services and current implementation of historical treaties are some of the topics to be discussed. There also will be American Indian song and dance demonstrations and cultural explanations.

Tribes planning to participate include the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Comanche, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Prairie Band Potawatomi of Kansas and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Organizations involved include the American Indian Council, the American Indian Health Research & Education Alliance, and the Center for American Indian Community Health of the University of Kansas Medical Center.


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