Tom Cole honored as 2016 Red Earth Ambassador of the Year
U.S. Congressman Tom Cole will be recognized as the Red Earth Ambassador of the Year during an 11:30 am luncheon scheduled Wednesday, October 12 in the Eclipse Room at Oklahoma City’s Remington Park. The Red Earth Ambassador of the Year award recognizes individuals, not necessarily of Native American descent, who have made significant contributions in presenting a positive image of American Indians.
Tickets to attend the 2016 Red Earth Ambassador of the Year Luncheon are $75 per person and $750 for a Patron Table of eight. Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the year-round programming of Red Earth its exhibits, events and educational programs.
Red Earth Ambassador of the Year recipients have come from all areas of accomplishments – including artists and sports stars, actors and journalists, community and government leaders. Previous recipients have included NASA Astronaut John Herrington Commander, USN (retired), Olympian Billy Mills, poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning author N. Scott Momaday, Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger, Chickasaw Governor Bill Anoatubby and Comanche Code Talker Charles Chibitty.