Gilcrease Forum – Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear
Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear, Principal Chief of the Osage Nation, will discuss Osage culture, history, language, public safety and health along with current initiatives. Chief Standing Bear believes the best way to build a new productive Native American society is for all parts of the community to invest heavily in youth to provide a strong cultural and language environment, healthy food and lifestyle choices, and an education based on language, culture, science, technology, engineering, art and math. He will also discuss the new Osage language app and the reopened Osage Museum in Pawhuska.
A Q&A will be conducted at the end of Chief Standing Bear’s talk. Following the talk, docent-led tours will be offered throughout the museum.
Gilcrease Forums are presented twice a year, in September and March, as a service of The Gillies volunteer organization. Presentation free for members; free with museum admission for not-yet members.