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Second Anual Native American Heritage Month Luncheon
November 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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The Chickasaw Inkana Foundation’s second annual Native American Heritage Month Luncheon celebrates and appreciates the diverse and rich cultures, histories, and traditions of all Native Americans. This is an educational fundraising event and 100% of all monies raised will go toward the Chickasaw Heritage Center Journey Home Capital Campaign Fund. The Chickasaw Inkana Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation sponsoring this Luncheon and leading the effort to build the Chickasaw Heritage Center.
This year’s keynote speaker is First American Storyteller, Amy Bluemel, a registered member of the Chickasaw Nation. Matt Lubahan, the Emmy® winning Chief Meteorologist for the WTVA Weather Authority and Northeast Mississippi’s first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist™ is Master of Ceremonies.
Matt Laubhan (Master of Ceremonies)
Matt Laubhan is the Emmy winning Chief Meteorologist for the WTVA Weather Authority and Northeast Mississippi’s first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.
Amy Bluemel (Keynote Speaker)
Amy Bruton Bluemel is a gifted storyteller and educator, artist, and stomp dancer. As the great-granddaughter of Eastman Kaney (an original Dawes Commission enrollee), Amy is a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation. She often performs with the dance troupe Chikashsha Hithla during nationwide tours. She shares Chickasaw customs (and those of other southeastern tribes) with audiences of all ages through lively programs at schools and museums across the country. Amy was one of 36 Native American artists chosen to show and sell her art at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Native American Art Market in Washington, D.C. in 2019. Amy lives in Austin Texas with her husband, Carl, and two daughters who have also taken to Chickasaw culture and stomp dance.
This event is open to the public. For more information on this and upcoming events sponsored by the Chickasaw Inkana Foundation, visit www.inkana.org or call 662-842-4176 or email [email protected].