Monetta Trepp and Fran Kimmel, co-founders of the Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival, a project of NIMI
American Indian Theatre Company of Oklahoma is a project of NIMI
Jay Whitecrow, Co Founder of American Indian Theatre Company of Oklahoma
NIMI Founder Honored at Dream Keepers Awards

ROBERT W. TREPP

1951-2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Wallace Trepp. For many years Robert has been instrumental in the preservation of American Indian culture as President and then CEO of the National Indian Monument and Institute, which is the parent company of the Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival, the American Indian Theatre Company of Oklahoma, and the American Indian Arts Association. He was part owner, Executive VP of Sales, and a Board Member of PRESCOR, LLC.

Rob was a graduate of the University of Arkansas (Department of Political Science, B.A. 1973, M.A. 1976), Nathan Hale High School (1969) and was a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. He worked at the Nation from 1975-1983. Along with his two brothers, he co-owned the Perryman Ranch in Jenks, OK, which was the Creek allotment of his great-grandfather, Mose Perryman. (Mose’s father, George Perryman, signed the town charter for the City of Tulsa.)

Rob is survived by his brothers Wally and Tom, numerous family members, friends and co-workers, his beloved dog Freyer and his horses.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Indian Monument and Institute: https://bit.ly/2xGRCMH or visit the donate link at www.tulsaindianartfestival.com. Donations may also be mailed to: National Indian Monument & Institute, Inc., 9521B Riverside Pkwy, # 358, Tulsa, OK 74137.

NIMI HONORED AT CROWE-DUNLEVY 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
The Garden Center, Tulsa, OK
The National Indian Monument and Institute (NIMI - parent company of the Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival, the American Indian Theatre Company of Oklahoma, and the American Indian Arts Association) at the Crowe-Dunlevy 25th Anniversary Gala - October 22, 2015. 

NIMI was proud to be honored, and Miss Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival, Frankie Lynn Soxie, served as a greeter - with Robert Trepp, CEO of NIMI.
MONETTA TREPP HONORED BY TULSA BUSINESS & LEGAL NEWS AT WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS 
Tom Trepp, Wally Trepp, and Robert Trepp accepted the Tulsa Business and Legal News 2013 Women of Distinction Award for their mother, Monetta Trepp (with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin)
"Black Elk Speaks" was produced by the American Indian Theatre Company of Oklahoma in 1984.
DREAM KEEPERS AWARDS
HONOR NIMI FOUNDER MONETTA TREPP
FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Monetta Trepp was posthumously honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Dream Keepers Banquet (Greater Tulsa Indian Affairs Commission & City of Tulsa) on November 4, 2013. The Commission also presented a Proclamation in her memory to the Trepp family. 

The annual Dream Keeper Awards Banquet celebrates Native American leaders in our community who exemplify strong character and have made a difference through solid dedication to public service.

PROCLAMATION IN MEMORY OF

MONETTA J. TREPP

 

WHEREAS, Monetta J. Trepp, Muscogee (Creek) citizen, helped establish and sustain the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission in the City of Tulsa and Tulsa County and today is one of the most vibrant Indian Affairs Commissions in the state of Oklahoma to support and represent the American Indian population and to honor American Indian heritage; and


WHEREAS, Monetta was an integral board member of the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission, on which she chaired many events and also served as an officer; and

WHEREAS, Monetta was an advocate of American Indian culture and was a patron and mentor to the American Indian community throughout the years; and

 

WHEREAS, Monetta’s family, the Perrymans, played a pivotal role in establishing and settling the City of Tulsa and Monetta’s great-grandfather, George Perryman signed the original town charter in 1898; and

WHEREAS, Monetta was co-founder of the annual Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival, to promote and preserve Native American art and culture, and today the festival holds one of the nation’s most prominent juried Native art competitions; and

 

WHEREAS, Monetta was the founder of the National Indian Monument and Institute (NIMI), a non-profit organization created to honor, preserve, and celebrate the history, art, and culture of American Indians; and

WHEREAS, Monetta assisted in the selection of numerous recipients of the annual Greater Tulsa Indian Affairs Commission’s Dream Keepers Awards, which are awards honoring outstanding American Indians for their achievements and contributions that have enriched the lives of others; and

WHEREAS, Monetta was a tremendous asset and left an enduring legacy to the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission; 

NOW, THEREFORE, We the members of the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission and City of Tulsa Human Rights Department do hereby express to her family our sincere appreciation of Monetta J. Trepp and her many contributions to the development and success of the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission.

 

Signed by Dewey Bartlett, Mayor, City of Tulsa, November 4, 2013