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08/22/2014  –  Traditional Cherokee marble players showcase skills at Cherokee National Holiday

The traditional game of Cherokee marbles, which is played in teams of three and can last hours, is just one of the sporting events featured as part of the 62nd Annual Cherokee National Holiday.

08/21/2014  –  Heritage Center offers activities during Cherokee National Holiday

The Cherokee Heritage Center is treating guests to three days of fun-filled activities during the 62nd Annual Cherokee National Holiday this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-31.

08/20/2014  –  Cherokee Nation donates $12,500 to Murrow Indian Children’s Home

The Cherokee Nation donated $12,500 Tuesday to the Murrow Indian Children’s Home in Muskogee to help the non-profit build a new activity center.

08/19/2014  –  Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council applications available

The Cherokee Nation is accepting applications for all 15 Tribal Youth Council seats for 2014-15.

08/19/2014  –  Cherokee Nation hosts veterans’ reception during 62nd Cherokee National Holiday

The Cherokee Nation will host a barbeque dinner for all veterans at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center this Labor Day weekend during the Cherokee National Holiday.

08/18/2014  –  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.

08/15/2014  –  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.

08/15/2014  –  Cherokee Nation donates $80,000 to domestic violence shelters

The Cherokee Nation donated $80,000 to six domestic violence shelters this week. The funds help support crucial services offered to both native and non-native domestic violence victims in the shelters.

08/14/2014  –  Cherokee Fire Dancers deploy to California to fight wildfires

Twenty Cherokee Nation Fire Dancers were deployed Wednesday to help fight wildfires in California.

08/14/2014  –  Redbird Smith Health Center reopens main building

Cherokee Nation’s Redbird Smith Health Center in Sallisaw has opened its $4.4 million newly remodeled main building.

08/12/2014  –  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.

08/12/2014  –  Cherokee Nation hosts community meetings in Oregon, Washington

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and other tribal leaders are hosting a luncheon and offering new tribal citizenship photo IDs to Cherokee citizens living in Portland, Oregon, and Tacoma, Washington, this weekend.

08/11/2014  –  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.

08/08/2014  –  Cherokee Nation, town of Welch fund study for safer drinking water

The Cherokee Nation entered into an agreement with the town of Welch on Thursday to help pilot a study to provide healthier drinking water for residents. Welch is in Craig County.

08/08/2014  –  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.

08/07/2014  –  Cherokee Nation, TU partner for child asthma prevention study

The Cherokee Nation and the University of Tulsa are conducting a three-year study to determine whether minor changes at home and school can reduce asthma among Cherokee children.

08/06/2014  –  Cherokee National Holiday celebrates 175th anniversary of Cherokee Constitution, Trail of Tears

The vibrant culture of the Cherokee Nation will be on full display Labor Day weekend for visitors around the world attending Cherokee National Holiday.

08/04/2014  –  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.

08/01/2014  –  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: