Let's get lost in the woods together for a fun filled weekend of diversity and entertainment! September 26th-28th Sparrow Hawk Camp & TahlEQUALITY will host our first annual Gay Pride River Festival! Our family is proud to be apart of an event that welcomes the diversity of our LGBTQ2 community! As a devoted nephew to an openly gay couple, I am happy to share our beautiful land for a weekend of peace and acceptance. Contact our office to reserve your camp site. For $35/per person we want to welcome you for the entire weekend of tent camping & a 6 mile pride float anytime for 8am till noon (last bus out is noon) on Sat the 27th. This includes live music, karaoke, and a world class theatrical drag show on Sat evening at 8pm. We welcome all families, and hope to break river ground on a festival that will soon work its way into the hearts of a community that seeks the tranquility that this festival of humanity will provide. Musicians and performers will be announced. Please call the office and reserve your tickets today!
$37.50 phone orders
$30 (additional) RV sites- please make reservations.
For reservation call: 9184568371
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8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome NSU President Steve Turner, Principal Chief Bill John Baker, RSU President Larry Rice, NORA Chair Jim Wilson; Emcee Jay Hannah
9:30 – 10:45 Keynote Addresses Deidre Myers, Deputy Secretary Oklahoma Department of Commerce, will provide an economic snapshot of our region and how it has changed since our first summit in 2008. Bill Millett, Scope View Strategic Advantage, will provide a historical, current and future perspective on our region’s ability to compete in the global economy.
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Workshops
12:30 – 1:30 Luncheon Keynote: David Woods, Giant Partners, will speak on leadership and harnessing the power of networking. Mr. Woods is a CEO and a seasoned strategist, he is passionate about helping leaders and their companies grow.
1:30 – 1:45 Award Presentations – Cherokee Nation Crossing Borders Award; NSU Innovative Collaboration Award; Google Community Champion Award
1:45 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 3:30 Workshops