Thursday, November 16
A Conversation with Osage Author Jimmy Lee Beason II
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Education & Meeting Room- Second Floor
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Jimmy Lee Beason II, author and professor at Haskell Indian Nations University, discusses his children’s book, Native Americans in History: A History Book for Kids, and shares his insights on the importance of Native visibility, education, and his writing perspective as an Osage Nation citizen. From every background and tribal nation, native people are a vital part of history. Beason’s book is a collection of Native American stories that explore 15 Native Americans and some of the incredible things they achieved. The book encourages kids to how each of these individuals used their talents and beliefs to stand up for what’s right and stay true to themselves and their community.
Jimmy Lee Beason II is a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, from the Eagle Clan. He works as a professor in the Indigenous and American Indian Studies Department at Haskell Indian Nations University. He writes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and essays about contemporary native issues. To learn more about Jimmy, visit www.osagescholar.com.
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