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2023 Oklahoma Arts Conference

"Promise in the Road Ahead"

Shailah Red Elk-Ramos
Shailah Red Elk-Ramos is a native of southwest Oklahoma and a proud Comanche Nation tribal citizen who works as a mental health family specialist providing psychotherapy at Lawton Indian Hospital–Behavioral Health Clinic. A self-taught artist, Ramos has evolved her craft over the course of 10 years, creating a reputation of originality and utilizing art as a tool for healing. Through her company, The Native Hippy, she enjoys creating art and giving it away in all capacities. Ramos’ love for the arts and her passion for telling a story and sharing a vision are evident in her work.

Shailah Red Elk-Ramos's Schedule
Comanche Strong: How Art and Culture Strengthen Community, Build Resilience, and Foster Community Well-Being
Date: Wednesday – October, 18 2023 Time: 10:15am - 11:15am
Room: Great Plains Ballroom D
Research is increasingly linking arts and cultural experiences to improved health and well-being for people of all ages. During this session, Comanche Nation cultural representatives will share how Lawton-based cultural programs have contributed to improved well-being and quality of life for youth and adults who participate in learning traditional Comanche dances and art instruction.

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