Joy Harjo: 14th Oklahoma Cultural Treasure Honoree

Tue, November 9, 2021
4:00 PM
Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK

The Governor's Arts Awards

44th Oklahoma Governor's Arts Awards

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State Capitol

Fourteen individuals and three organizations will be honored for their contributions to the arts during the 44th Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Awards on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The awards will be presented by Governor J. Kevin Stitt during a special ceremony beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the fourth floor rotunda at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

A reception will follow in the second floor rotunda. The event is free and open to the public.

The first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate, Tulsan Joy Harjo, who is Muscogee, will be designated the 14th Oklahoma Cultural Treasure at the ceremony. The honor of Oklahoma Cultural Treasure goes to "individuals considered especially precious or valuable by a particular period, class, community, or population."