Gilcrease Forum – Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear

Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear, Principal Chief of the Osage Nation, will discuss Osage culture, history, language, public safety and health along with current initiatives. Chief Standing Bear believes the best way to build a new productive Native American society is for all parts of the community to invest heavily in youth to provide a strong cultural and language environment, healthy food and lifestyle choices, and an education based on language, culture, science, technology, engineering, art and math. He will also discuss the new Osage language app and the reopened Osage Museum in Pawhuska.

A Q&A will be conducted at the end of Chief Standing Bear’s talk. Following the talk, docent-led tours will be offered throughout the museum.


Gilcrease Forums are presented twice a year, in September and March, as a service of The Gillies volunteer organization. Presentation free for members; free with museum admission for not-yet members.

Friday, March 16 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Gilcrease Museum, Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium
1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127-2100

Event Type

Lecture/Speaker, Featured


General Public


Gilcrease Museum

Gilcrease Audiences


Gilcrease Events



Free for members; free with museum admission for not-yet members.