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All times are Central Standard Time (CST). Conversions: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Central ST; 5-10 a.m. Hawwaii-Aleutian ST; 6-11 a.m. Alaska ST; 7 a.m.-Noon Pacific ST; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Mountain ST; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Easter Daylight Time.



9 - 9:15 a.m.

Opening: 15 minutes

Welcome! Land acknowledgement and Prayer

Introductions of morning Keynote Speakers:  

Chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D.(Kiowa/Northern European/Sephardic/Ashkenazi)

Chef Walter Whitewater, Diné (Navajo)

You've probably seen them on Food Network TV or have their Cookbooks!

9:15 - 10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lois Ellen Frank 

(Kiowa/Northern European/Sephardic/Ashkenazi

“The History of Ancestral Native American Cuisine: Reconnecting to Culture as a key to Health and Wellness in Native Communities” -- featuring Reindigenizing Technique!

10 - 10:15 a.m.

Questions and Answers
For our Professional Native Chefs

10:15 - 10:20 a.m.
(5 Minutes)

Chair Exercises/Stretching -Optional

Led by Allison Harper, MS, NETA-CPT
Fitness and Recreation, The University of Oklahoma

10:20 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

LIVE Food Demonstrations - Indian Tacos and No-fry Fry Bread!
Chef Dr. Lois Ellen Frank, Chef Walter Whitewate

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Q & A for Our Professional Native Chefs

11:45 a.m. - Noon

Life on the Rez - Chef Walter Whitewater Diné (Navajo)



Noon - 12:30 p.m

Indigenous Potluck Lunch – Prepare some of the Chefs’ tasty recipes
we have shared with you!

Healthy and delicious!

Background Music to Feast by: Original works by Dr. Cornel Pewewardy

12:30 - 12:45 p.m.

Welcome Back! Dr. Nina Barbee
Introduction of Dr. Belinda Biscoe, Senior Associate Vice President for OU Outreach/College of Continuing Education

Introduction of the afternoon Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche-Kiowa)
Vice Chairman, Comanche Nation
Professor Emeritus, Indigenous Nations Studies, Portland State University,
NCORE Suzan Shown Harjo Systemic Social Justice Award 2021


12:45  - 1:15 p.m. 

Presentation - Dr. Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche-Kiowa)

“Remaining Indigenous during COVID-19: Infusing Neurodecolonization Energy through Music and Memory”

Abstract: For many Indigenous peoples, we are descendants from a long lineof musicians and spiritual healers who have always helped us survive through multiple pandemics. The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across Indian Country, and again our musicians and healers are putting their positive energy work to use by reconstructing lost esoteric wisdom in modern times. Using neurodecolonization strategies, this presentation integrates nonlinear messages from cultural images, music therapy, and interpretations of meditation and mindfulness to assist in our internal healing—
a potent alchemy that strengthens and transports our tribal memory into the future.
This presentation is about slowing down time to match your natural rhythms to be fully present for your life by returning to traditional Indigenous practices.

Drum, flute, song, prayer …

This presentation is about slowing down time to match your natural rhythms to be fully present for your life by returning to traditional Indigenous practices through drum, flute, song, prayer, etc.

1:15  - 1:30 p.m.

Questions and Answers for Dr. Pewewardy

1:30  - 1:50 p.m. 

Healing Circle - Chef Walter Whitewater
Brief sharing activity via the Chat Box

Facilitator: Dr. Lois Ellen Frank (Chef)

Song: Chef Walter Whitewater
Dr. Cornel Pewewardy

1:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Yakoke! Thank you to our phenomenal keynote speakers and each of you!

2 p.m.


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