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Native Brief: TOPEKA, KANSAS - Leaders of the Kickapoo Tribe, Prairie Band Potawatomi, Iowa Tribe, Sac and Fox Nation, and Kaw Nation will join the state in commemorating the sesquicentennial of Kansas statehood 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 16, at the Kansas Historical Society. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Historical Society announced.
The Tribal Kansas 150 Commemoration is one of several events that are part of the Kansas 150 commemoration of statehood. Kansas was admitted to the Union January 29, 1861.
Governor Brownback will speak and present an American Bison from the state herd to each of the five tribes. The event will also include a welcome from Chris Howell, executive director for the Kansas Native American Affairs Office, followed by posting of the colors by Prairie Band Post 410 Color Guard. Jennie Chinn, executive director of the Kansas Historical Society, will make remarks about Kansas 150 events.
The public is invited to attend.
posted November 8, 2011 8:10 am est
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