The City of Lawrence has awarded Haskell Indian Nations University funds to support the 90th anniversary of the dedication of the Haskell stadium and arch. Jancita Warrington, Haskell Cultural Center and Museum Director authored the successful proposal for Transient Guest Tax Grants and Explore Lawrence. Warrington is guiding research and development of exhibits related to the event.
On October 30, 1926, the Haskell arch was dedicated as the first tribal World War I memorial. Ninety years after the largest gathering of tribal people to date in the history of Lawrence, Kansas, the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum will recreate some of the events that accompanied the original dedication in 1926.
Warrington has partnered with Lawrencian and hero Frank McDonald, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, and city leaders, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Douglas County Extension, the Haskell Foundation, and the American Indian College Fund on event planning. The anniversary events will commemorate the dedication of the stadium and arch, as well as the historical significance of Haskell Indian Nations University as a community partner and neighbor. Events will include a community pow-wow, educational and cultural workshops, and a community feed featuring the traditional foods and traditional cooking methods of tribal peoples.
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