Chelbie Turtle named 2014-15 Jr. Miss Cherokee
Briggs seventh-grader Chelbie Turtle, of Tahlequah, was named Jr. Miss Cherokee on Saturday. For the next year, Turtle will act as a goodwill ambassador for the tribe, promoting the government, language, history and traditions of the Cherokee people.
Cherokee Nation honors sibling veterans at August Tribal Council meeting
The Cherokee Nation honored a longtime Cherokee Nation employee and veteran brothers, during the August Tribal Council meeting. Elmer Tadpole Jr., 73, and Thomas Tadpole, 65, both of Claremore received a medal and plaque acknowledging the veterans’ service to the country from Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden.
Cherokee Nation increases operating budget, asks for surplus bison
The Cherokee Nation increased its 2014 operating budget to $613.7 million during its August Tribal Council meeting on Monday. The added $4.6 million will help cover more Cherokee citizen health costs, put more Cherokees to work and help with emergency housing.
Little Cherokee Ambassadors named for 2014-15
Brushy Elementary seventh-grader Lauryn McCoy’s presentation on how to make traditional shell shackles for stomp dancing helped earn her the title of Little Cherokee Ambassador on Saturday.
Cherokee Nation Industries helps send students back to school
For the second consecutive year, employees from Cherokee Nation Industries in Stilwell hosted a monthlong school supply drive to help support local classrooms in need. Students at Peavine Elementary greeted employee volunteers on Tuesday to help unload the supplies.
Cherokee Nation spurs growth in Ochelata
The Cherokee Nation is helping breathe new life into the small town of Ochelata in Washington County, where Main Street is now repaved, city water is clearer, and a $9 million health center is bringing new jobs.
Cherokee Nation calendar of events for August
The Cherokee Nation will host the 62nd Annual Cherokee National Holiday on Labor Day weekend, as well as several other events throughout the month of August. Calendar items are as follows: