American Indian symposium to bring together tribes

Kansas City, Missouri (AP) October 2011

Representatives of American Indian tribes throughout the U.S. will take part in a Kansas City conference next month on gaps in services.

The 8th annual American Indian Symposium takes place Nov. 3 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Topics range from public health to the current implementation of historical treaties. There also will be American Indian song and dance demonstrations and explanations.

Tribes planning to participate include the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Comanche, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Prairie Band Potawatomi of Kansas and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Other participants include the American Indian Council, the American Indian Health Research & Education Alliance, and the Center for American Indian Community Health of the University of Kansas Medical Center.