‘KiowaKat’ visits Hancock Place Middle to honor Native American Heritage Month


Photo by Erin Achenbach

Katherine Dickerson, also known as KiowaKat, gives a presentation on Kiowa culture at Hancock Place Middle School Nov. 22.

Photo by Erin Achenbach

Seventh-grade students at Hancock Place Middle School in Lemay had a unique opportunity Nov. 22 to learn more about Native American culture during Native American Heritage Month, recognized in November, thanks to a presentation from “KiowaKat”, above.

Katherine Dickerson, also known as KiowaKat, is an on-air radio personality who hosts a weekly program, “Essence of the Tribes” every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. on KDHX 88.1 FM.

Dickerson, a St. Louis native, is a member of the Kiowa tribe in Oklahoma. She has given lectures and presentations about Kiowa culture at places such as Washington University, Purdue University and the National Museum of the Native Americans (Smithsonian).