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The People Issue 2024: Artist and Advocate Sally Wells

"When Sally Wells prays, it’s always in Choctaw. "Nobody ever asks me what I say,” she says in the courtyard of the Frist, where she often leads land acknowledgements before events. Last month, at the invitation of Rep. Justin Jones…

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NAIA Meets with Nashvile Mayor Freddie O’Connell

NAIA views the involvement of leaders like Mayor O'Connell as crucial to building bridges between the Native American community and broader municipal governance. The organization is keen on working closely with Mayor O'Connell's office to enhance awareness of Native American…

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Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell Visits 42nd Annual Pow Wow

At the 42nd Annual Indian Education Tennessee Pow Wow, an event celebrated for showcasing the vibrant traditions and cultures of Native American communities, the Native American Indian Association warmly received Freddie O'Connell. This gathering, known for its rich array of…

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