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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.