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07/25/2014  –  Cherokee Nation dedicates new $2.8 million road

The Cherokee Nation and Adair and Sequoyah County commissioners dedicated a $2.8 million road improvement project on Tuesday. The project repaired a bridge and repaved 4.2 miles of roadway stretching from southern Adair County to northern Sequoyah County.

07/23/2014  –  Construction underway at Sequoyah Schools’ entrance

The main entrance to Sequoyah High School is closed until mid-August as construction is underway to install a stop light at U.S. Highway 62.

07/22/2014  –  19th annual Homecoming Art Show opens Aug. 22

Cherokee artists still have time before the Aug. 4 deadline to submit their best work to the 19th annual Homecoming Art Show at the Cherokee Heritage Center.

07/21/2014  –  Cherokee language now available in Braille

The Cherokee Nation now has its written language, the Cherokee syllabary, available in Braille.

07/21/2014  –  Cherokee Nation surgical tech named New Instructor of the Year

Cherokee Citizen Tommy Hays was recently named “New Instructor of the Year” by the Association of Surgical Technologists.

07/17/2014  –  Cherokee Nation funds $349,000 waterline project in Delaware County

The Cherokee Nation and Delaware County Rural Water District 11 entered into an agreement Thursday to build a new $349,000 waterline in the Oaks community.

07/17/2014  –  Cherokee Nation bringing its History & Humanities Course to Kansas City

The Cherokee Nation is bringing its history and humanities course to Kansas City, Missouri, on July 25-27. The course is free and open to the public.

07/17/2014  –  Cherokee Nation honors veterans in July

The Cherokee Nation honored two Vietnam veterans and an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran with the Cherokee Medal of Patriotism during the July Tribal Council meeting.

07/16/2014  –  Housing Authority taking applications for low-rent housing

The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation has low-rent housing openings in Hulbert, Westville, Porum and Pryor.

07/16/2014  –  Cherokee Nation officials celebrate health center topping out

Cherokee Nation celebrated the topping out of a new health center currently under construction in Washington County.

07/16/2014  –  Cherokee Nation Housing Authority accepting college housing applications in August

The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation will accept applications for fall semester college housing assistance Aug. 1-15.

07/15/2014  –  Cherokee Nation awarded $29.5M settlement with Indian Health Service

The Cherokee Nation has successfully negotiated a $29.5 million settlement with Indian Health Service. The settlement recoups contract support costs unpaid to the tribe for nearly a decade.

07/11/2014  –  Cherokee Nation takes Claremore Indian Hospital patients during temporary ICU closure

Health officials at Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Hastings Hospital have stepped in to receive intensive care unit patients from Claremore Indian Hospital after it had to temporarily suspend those services.

07/11/2014  –  Cherokee Nation donates nearly $900k to improve water treatment plant

Cherokee Nation and the city of Locust Grove have entered into an agreement for the tribe to contribute $877,800 to help improve the town’s water treatment plant.

07/11/2014  –  Cherokee Nation donates nearly $60,000 to law enforcement agencies in Cherokee County

The Cherokee Nation donated nearly $60,000 to law enforcement agencies in Cherokee County on Wednesday.

07/09/2014  –  Cherokee Nation and county officials dedicate new $1.5M bridge in Mayes County

The Cherokee Nation joined with Mayes County officials to dedicate a $1.5 million road improvement project Tuesday that will provide safer travel for Mayes County residents near Adair.

07/08/2014  –  Cherokee Nation officials reflect on 175th anniversary of Act of Union

This week marks 175 years ago that Cherokees who had recently arrived on the Trail of Tears started the process of establishing the tribe’s current form of government by signing the Act of Union on July 12, 1839.

07/08/2014  –  Cherokee Nation hosting community meetings in New Mexico, Colorado

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and tribal officials travel to the Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Denver areas this month to host community meetings and offer tribal citizenship photo IDs to Cherokee citizens living there.

07/03/2014  –  Cherokee Nation funds $190K waterline extension in Muskogee County

The Cherokee Nation signed an agreement Thursday with the Muskogee County Rural Water District #7 to complete a $190,075 project that will improve water access to 16 homes in rural Muskogee County.

07/03/2014  –  Cherokee Nation Housing Authority opens waiting list for Muskogee County

The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation is temporarily opening the Mutual Help/Rural Rental Homeownership waiting list for qualified Native American families in Muskogee County.

07/02/2014  –  Cherokee Nation receives $3.7 million grant for out-of-work citizens

The Cherokee Nation was recently awarded a $3.7 million Job-Driven Nation Emergency Grant to provide training for workers who have lost their jobs in high-demand industries.

07/02/2014  –  Cherokee Nation accepting school clothing voucher applications

Applications for the 2014 Family Services Clothing Program that helps families purchase new school clothes will be available starting July 7.

07/02/2014  –  “Cherokee Voices, Cherokee Sounds” radio show host celebrates 10-year anniversary

The first time fluent Cherokee Speaker Dennis Sixkiller put his mouth up to the microphone, it took several minutes for any words to come out.

07/01/2014  –  Tennessee lawmakers regret Trail of Tears

Tennessee lawmakers have apologized to the Cherokee Nation for actions taken by President Andrew Jackson that 175 years ago forced up to 16,000 Cherokees off Tennessee lands.

07/01/2014  –  Cherokee Nation donates more than $451,000 to local fire departments

The Cherokee Nation donated $451,000 to 129 rural and city fire departments Monday, thanking the firefighters for helping protect citizen homes and families.