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Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma

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Gov. Bill Anoatubby recently was re-elected vice chairman of the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority. The group plays a major role in developing the concept, planning and design of the cultural center and museum to be located on some 300 acres at the intersection of I-35- and I-40 in Oklahoma City. He said a cultural advisory task force is working closely with the authority staff and consulting team to gather thoughts of Indian people throughout the state regarding what should be included in the center. Chickasaw members can contribute by participating in a survey being distributed, he said. The authority is charged with establishing "a world-class facility to honor and celebrate the history and culture, values, traditions, achievements and aspirations of Native Americans from their origins to the present day."