Activist Promoting Native American Rights, Education and Culture
Sarah Adams-Cornell is an activist promoting Native American rights, education, and culture, as well as LGBTQ rights in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area. Sarah is an advocate for Native American culture, education and rights. She is a member of the Choctaw Nation, and is the Project Manager for Sovereign Community School Project. She serves as…
Sarah Adams-Cornell is an activist promoting Native American rights, education, and culture, as well as LGBTQ rights in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area. Sarah is an advocate for Native American culture, education and rights. She is a member of the Choctaw Nation, and is the Project Manager for Sovereign Community School Project.
She serves as Executive Director of Live Indigenous OK and is co-founder of a program to empower Native women called, Matriarch. Sarah is a board member of the ACLU of Oklahoma, Not Your Mascot, Community Alliance of Oklahoma and World Experiences Foundation.
Sarah is an advisor for Central Oklahoma Chapter of the National Organization for Women and is a proud ally member of Central Oklahoma Two-Spirit Society. She served as Activist in Residence at the University of Oklahoma and organized a movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in OKC.
Sarah hosted a radio program that addressed topics concerning Indian Country and current news. She was awarded the 2016 40 Under 40 from the Gazette. She received the 2015 Oklahoma Humanitarian Award and was named 2014 Cottey College Young Alumna of the Year. Sarah was recently named 50 Women Making a Difference by the Journal Record.
Sarah has taught thousands of children about Native American culture through presentations she and her family offer to schools in the Oklahoma City metro area. In 2014 Sarah was a part of the group which successfully worked to eliminate Land Run reenactments and the offensive Redsk** mascot from Oklahoma City Public Schools. Sarah, in conjunction with OKCPS Native American Student Services, launched a new program, ‘‘Oklahoma History Day,’’ a diverse and inclusive account of Oklahoma history, to serve as an alternative to harmful Land Run reenactments in OKC public schools.
Through Live Indigenous OK and Idle No More Central Oklahoma, Sarah has helped host rallies and meetings throughout Oklahoma to educate and bring light to human and environmental injustices. Both groups champion issues like the Violence Against Women Act, preservation of the Indian Child Welfare Act, protection of sacred sites, healing generational trauma, supporting Native youth and preserving Native traditions.
Sarah is the Office & Marketing Manager for her family’s business, RedLand Sheet Metal. She attended Cottey College and the University of Oklahoma. Sarah is married to Dustin Cornell and they have two daughters, Isabella and Gabrielle and live in Oklahoma City. She is a P.E.O. of Chapter DD and a Phi Mu of Chapter Epsilon Beta.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Sarah Adams-Cornell
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