Native American speaker comes to Northwestern-Woodward Nov. 9

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Native American speaker comes to Northwestern-Woodward Nov. 9

November 3, 2011

As part of Native American Month, Mimona Littlehawk-Sills will talk about honoring her ancestors during a program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Woodward on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. This free event will be broadcast via ITV to Northwestern-Alva, Education Center, room 108; Northwestern-Enid, room 210; and Ponca City, room 127.

Littlehawk-Sills was born in Perryton, Texas, and raised in Oklahoma. She is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes and was raised by her Cheyenne grandparents, the late Daniel Warren Big Foot Littlehawk and the late Leah Bear Head.

“Sharing what it is like to be a descendent of Sandcreek, Washita, the Little Bighorn and other fights for survival, is an honor and blessing,” Littlehawk-Sills said.

“I honor my ancestors by keeping them alive as I speak their names.”

After becoming an empty nester in 2004, she pursued an education and career. She is a student at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and she will receive her interdisciplinary degree this fall.

She is a former employee of the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, and she has worked for the Little Bighorn National Monument. Littlehawk-Sills has been a featured speaker on Cheyenne life for Northwestern’s Oklahoma Northwest class taught by Dr. Deena Fisher, Northwestern-Woodward dean.

She is a mother of two and a grandmother of two. She currently resides in Seiling with her husband Irvin.

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