NAS Events

Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair

Join us for the 15th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair, April 3 – 4, 2017. The theme for the 2017 Fair is “My Words Have Spirit,” based on poster art submissions from the previous year.  The 15th anniversary is a milestone and recognizes the hard work and dedication of students, teachers, second-language speakers and all those who have played a role in the Fair over the course of the last 15 years.

Students Pre-K through 12th grade are encouraged to participate in one or more of the 11 performance and material submission categories.

The Poster Art theme for 2017 is “Creating A New Generation of Speakers.”  Poster art submissions should incorporate this theme into the poster.

This event is free to the public.

We look forward to you and your students participating in the 2017 Fair. If you have questions, email us at or call us at (405) 325-7588.  The ONAYLF office is open on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Native Crossroads Film Festival & Symposium


The fifth annual Native Crossroads Film Festival and Symposium returns from April 7—8, 2017, centering around the theme of Bodies in Motion. Through a combination of features, short films, animation, and documentaries, the festival will examine the continuously contested site of the Native body in history, sports, politics, the environment, and popular culture.  

For two days, Native Crossroads will feature the best new Indigenous cinema from around the world,. The films will explore themes from biopolitics and sovereignty to football and healing.  Native Crossroads will bring together diverse perspectives that help extend the work done in media, the academy, and communities.

Native Crossroads is sponsored by the OU Film & Media Studies Program and the Department of Native American Studies, and is made possible by the generous support of the Chickasaw Nation, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, and the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost at the University of Oklahoma. The event is free and open to the public. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact Jen Dubois at 405-325-3020. 

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