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Construction on American Indian center slated through 2012



While construction continues on the facility that will house Oklahoma City's American Indian Cultural Center & Museum, the building's completion is slated for 2012.

The multimillion dollar facility will sit on 300 acres of land on the east side of American Indian Boulevard from Interstate 40 to S.E. 15th Street along the Oklahoma River.

The building will serve as a satellite location for American Indian tribes and non-Indian Oklahomans to share and learn more about American Indian:
" art,
" music,
" culture and
" history.

"The American Indian Cultural Center is more than a facility, it's a dream that has been a part of Oklahoma and the American Indian culture and tribes for over 30 years," said Gena Howard, acting executive director of the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority, the agency behind the AICCM.

Shoshana Wasserman, marketing director for AICCM, said "AICCM will be a museum that tells many different stories of different tribes and we'll be blending new media with oral traditions."

For more information on American Indian events in Oklahoma, visit their site. "Lisa Janssen

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