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06/30/2015  –  Cherokee Nation calendar of events for July

At-Large and District 6 voters will be asked to cast a ballot one more time as both Tribal Council races will have a run-off election Saturday, July 25. Deadlines to apply for the new Miss Cherokee, Jr. Miss Cherokee and Little Cherokee Ambassadors are also in July. Other Cherokee Nation events scheduled are as follows:

06/30/2015  –  Cherokee Nation Election Commission certifies 2015 General Election results

The Cherokee Nation Election Commission certified the 2015 General Election results that have Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden winning reelection to their respective positions during a meeting Monday.

06/29/2015  –  Cherokee Nation Chief, Deputy Chief re-elected unofficial voting results show

Nearly 20,000 Cherokee Nation citizens turned out to the polls and elected Principal Chief Bill John Baker to another four-year term, according to unofficial 2015 General Election voting results.

06/26/2015  –  Cherokee Nation helps town of Ketchum build first park

Citizens in Ketchum will soon have a first-class park for families in Craig County to enjoy thanks to a $57,273 grant the Cherokee Nation gave the Native American Association of Ketchum recently.

06/26/2015  –  Deputy Chief Crittenden awarded 2015 Distinguished Service Award

U.S. Navy veteran and Deputy Chief of the Cherokee Nation S. Joe Crittenden was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Service Award by the Disabled American Veterans of Oklahoma.

06/25/2015  –  Remember the Removal cyclists complete near 1,000-mile journey

After traveling nearly 1,000 miles across seven states, the 2015 Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists completed their journey Thursday, pedaling into Tahlequah to roaring applause by family and friends.

06/25/2015  –  Cherokee Nation, Mayes County dedicate new Murphy Creek Bridge

Drivers in southern Mayes County have a new, safer bridge to cross thanks to a project between the Cherokee Nation and Mayes County Commission.

06/23/2015  –  Cherokee Nation donates $90,000 to domestic violence shelters

The Cherokee Nation recently donated $90,000 to six domestic violence shelters in northeastern Oklahoma to help support critical services for domestic violence victims.

06/22/2015  –  Miss Cherokee 2015-16 application now online

Young Cherokee ladies hoping to serve as the next 2015 Miss Cherokee and represent the tribe as its ambassador can now pick up an application.

06/22/2015  –  Second floor to be added to W.W. Keeler Complex

The Cherokee Nation’s tribal complex in Tahlequah is undergoing some major renovations, including a 31,550-square-foot second story on the west end of the building to create space for the tribe’s growing workforce.

06/19/2015  –  Cherokee Nation receives $6.5M US Department of Labor grant

The Cherokee Nation is being awarded $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to invest in the tribe’s innovative job training programs.

06/19/2015  –  Cherokee Nation honors veteran in June

A Cherokee World War II veteran was honored by the Cherokee Nation Monday with the Medal of Patriotism.

06/18/2015  –  Cherokee Nation general election Saturday, June 27

The Cherokee Nation will hold its general election Saturday, June 27, to elect the positions of Principal Chief, Deputy Principal Chief and eight Tribal Council seats. A total of 42 polling precincts will be open to voters across the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction in northeast Oklahoma.

06/17/2015  –  Cherokee Nation donates $22,000 to Craig County organizations

The Cherokee Nation donated $22,000 recently to assist two Craig County organizations.

06/16/2015  –  Cherokee Nation funds more summer youth jobs, concurrent enrollment

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council increased its operating budget by more than $300,000 Monday so that more high school students could simultaneously take college classes and more youth can work this summer.

06/16/2015  –  Cherokee Nation launches Elder Fraud Initiative

The Cherokee Nation held its first-ever Elder Summit on Monday at Sequoyah High School, with more than 250 Cherokee elders across the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction learning to spot and report elder abuse and fraud.

06/12/2015  –  Cherokee Nation hosts Tulsa job fair June 18

The Cherokee Nation is hosting a job fair Thursday in Tulsa where eight businesses will be on hand to take applications and conduct on-site interviews.

06/11/2015  –  Cherokee Nation holds first-ever Elder Summit on June 15

Cherokee elders across the Cherokee Nation’s 14-county jurisdiction have been invited to the first-ever Elder’s Summit on Monday, June 15, at 10 a.m. in the Sequoyah High School gymnasium. The summit will mark the launch of a new Cherokee Nation program, the Elder Fraud Protection Initiative.

06/11/2015  –  Cherokee Nation provides funding for splash pad, new school bus in Sequoyah County

The Cherokee Nation donated more than $100,000 Monday to help fund the construction of a splash pad at Gore and the purchase of a new school bus for Marble City Public School.

06/04/2015  –  Cherokee Nation donates $77K for storm shelters in southern Cherokee County

The Cherokee Nation used $77,375 from the tribe’s special projects budget to fund the installation of five community storm shelters in southern Cherokee County.

06/03/2015  –  2015 Remember the Removal Bike Ride to retrace Trail of Tears

The 2015 Remember the Removal bike riders departed the Cherokee Nation Wednesday after a special send-off ceremony at the W.W. Keeler Complex, officially beginning a three-week journey to retrace the northern route of the Trail of Tears.

06/03/2015  –  Cherokee Nation marshals rescue elder from flooding

Cherokee Nation marshals used their surplus military vehicles in a rescue for the first time Monday after an elder was trapped at home from flooding and couldn’t get to his dialysis treatment.

06/02/2015  –  Cherokee Nation to host largest Cherokee family reunion

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Cherokee Nation citizens are encouraged to stop by the Cherokee Heritage Center for the “One Big Family Project” to set a world record for the most Cherokees present at a single reunion.

06/01/2015  –  Cherokee Nation opens $10.7 million Redbird Smith Health Center Annex

The Cherokee Nation opened its new $10.7 million Redbird Smith Health Center annex on Monday.

06/10/2015  –  Cherokee citizen competes with state archery team at national 4-H competition

After years of preparation, Cherokee citizen and Mannford resident Ty Bushyhead will put his archery skills to the test as he represents the state of Oklahoma at the 2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships.

06/22/2015  –  Cherokee Nation to add second floor to W.W. Keeler Complex

The Cherokee Nation’s tribal complex in Tahlequah is undergoing some major renovations, including a 31,550-square-foot second story on the west end of the building to create space for the tribe’s growing workforce.