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2012 Forecast


We are looking forward to a prosperous and productive 2012 as we advance The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum! I am excited to announce that we have enhanced our leadership team positively in a move to accelerate completion and opening of The Center. The Native American Cultural & Educational Authority (NACEA) has named Blake Wade as the Executive Director. As the new Executive Director of the state agency, Blake is uniquely qualified to serve because of his experience in leading Oklahoma's Centennial Commemoration and also his service as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society. His willingness to assume this important position to work with the state advocacy effort and fundraising initiative is a major vote of confidence for the project. Joining the NACEA to assist Blake is Georgianna Rhymer (Choctaw). We are grateful for the dedication of our long-time friends and new NACEA team members as we move into this next year with great optimism and momentum!

As Director of The Center, I greatly anticipate the good work we have before us in the New Year. We are currently preparing for a great year of tribal and community outreach and an exciting and aggressive content development phase to progress the exhibition design. In addition, educational and public program development will advance and continue to take shape. We are most excited to share with you the new designs of our graphic identity as we prepare to progressively rollout a new logo and website re-design. This will most definitely be a milestone year!

I would like to express my appreciation to our friends and community members who continue to share words and acts of commitment and support. Your continued ownership and contribution to your American Indian Cultural Center is so important to the spirit of this special project.


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