Opinion: Oklahoma Indian museum a worthwhile investment

"Oklahoma is in a position unlike any other time in its history. With the renaissance of downtown Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma River transformation into a premiere rowing and sporting venue, along with increased visibility due to Oklahoma's Thunder basketball franchise, all eyes are on Oklahoma.

We've learned through years of studies that Oklahoma's cultural tourism industry has great potential for economic development and job creation. Those studies revealed that in order to be successful in cultural tourism, we must focus on two of the things that make Oklahoma so unique — the prevailing presence of cowboy and Western heritage and American Indian cultures."

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J. Blake Wade: Indian cultural center: a worthwhile investment in Oklahoma's future (The Oklahoman 4/28)

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Bond issue for Indian center is shaky, Oklahoma House speaker says (The Oklahoman 4/29)

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