Our next gathering will feature a member of the Cherokee Nation sharing with us the most common myths encountered as a modern Native American.
Deacon Turner is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and a board member of Cherokee Nation Business. He is actively involved in his tribal community, as well as charitable activities. Turner was a long-time member of the Cherokee Nation Foundation, which supports the tribe’s education and language programs. He is a member of the Gilcrease Museum National Board, in Tulsa Okla., former Chair of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, in Austin, Texas, a Trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, and a former board member of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Turner earned an AB, cum laude, from Harvard University and he attended Oxford University on a U.S. Rhodes Scholarship, graduating with a master’s degree in prehistoric archaeology.
Process note: This session is part of a series of monthly meetups that Steyer hosts. Some of these meetups are limited to Steyer employees; some are open to the public. The idea is simply to spend a bit of time together exchanging stories and ideas—to get to know one another better and to learn from one another.
Photo credit: Deacon Turner