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Native American Day honors Odette Wright

November 28, 2013
Odette Wright was surprised by friends and family with an appreciation event Nov. 9.

Native Americans from regional tribes gathered along with other local residents Nov. 9 at the Nanticoke Indian Museum in Oak Orchard to share traditions and storytelling, and open the museum free to the public for a day. The day also was to celebrate and commemorate Odette Wright's involvement in the tribe's outreach and education.

Friends and family gathered to 'roast' her in the kindest way, with stories of how she touched their lives and the lives of past and future generations.

She received acknowledgements from the Delaware House and Senate, Indian Mission United Methodist Church, and the Nanticoke Indian Association. It was a surprise celebration of her constant involvement, and the award was named She Who Knows.