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Author of Ioway Book Recognized
"Each year the Governor of Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council celebrate the accomplishments of people who have made exceptional contributions to our understanding of Missouri, its people, and its stories," states the Missouri Humanities Council.
This year Greg Olson is one of the recipients of the Missouri Governor's Humanities Award for his book The Ioway in Missouri.
Olson's work combines compelling storytelling with thoughtful recommendations for further study, and includes a bibliography and index. It is an excellent companion to our documentary Lost Nation: The Ioway. Olson appears prominently on-screen throughout the film and served as a historical consultant.
Congratulations to Greg on this well deserved honor and acknowledgment!
Ioway tribal member Mae Sine was among 50 Native American Elders recognized in a ceremony by AARP on November 17, 2009 in Oklahoma City.
The honorees were tribal leaders, authors, poets, and educators who have contributed to efforts to preserve their culture.
A press release from AARP included this listing for Elder Sine:
Mae Sine, Iowa – The Ioway traditional, spiritual and cultural values instilled in her early life have provided points of reference, balance and harmony in the Iowa way of life. She has served five terms on the Iowa Tribe Business Committee and was an active participant in strategic planning that led to development of educational, health, cultural and tribal assistance programs. In 1977, she assisted her father in preparing his Ioway language classes and booklet titled, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Language.