Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo speaks to Native American high school students

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Sterlin Harjo, Oklahoma filmmaker and screenwriter, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Native American Career Fair for Tulsa Public Schools high school students held at Tulsa Community College’s West Campus. The annual event gives students a look at future college and career opportunities.

Harjo’s message was about change.

“Find something (a career) that could change your life,” Harjo said. “You can do a lot, you don’t realize it.  Go for whatever you want to do and have the courage.”

The Native American Career Fair highlighted college and career options including TCC’s Tulsa Achieves and the Native American Studies program, an interdisciplinary program at TCC’s West Campus emphasizing indigenous perspectives, focusing on the traditions.

Numerous other colleges, universities and U.S. Armed Forces also had representatives available to talk to students about their future after high school.