Cherokee Nation Calendar of Events for July

06/26/2014

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation starts its clothing voucher program in July to help ensure Cherokee students have new school clothes this fall. The tribe will also help with citizenship applications and feature concerts by the Cherokee National Youth Choir. Cherokee Nation events in July are as follows:

July 1

Sequoyah High School Summer Food Program will continue serving breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to noon through July 10 at Sequoyah High School cafeteria in Tahlequah. Adults pay $2 for breakfast and $4 for lunch; individuals 18 years of age and under eat free. For more information, contact Angelia Dowty at 918-453-5190 or angelia-dowty@cherokee.org.

July 3

7:30 p.m. – The Cherokee National Youth Choir will perform patriotic songs and more with the Signature Chorale and Signature Symphony for the “4th on the 3rd” at the VanTrease PACE at Tulsa Community College, 10300 E. 81st Street. For tickets, call 918-595-7777. For more information, call Mary Kay Henderson at 918-772-4172.

July 4

The Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Complex, satellite offices, health centers and Sequoyah Schools will be closed for Independence Day.

July 5

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center, 21192 S. Keeler Dr., Park Hill, will hold a genealogy class dedicated to tracing Cherokee ancestry and taught by experienced genealogists. For more information, call 918-456-6007.

July 7

Cherokee Nation Human Services kicks off its school clothing voucher program and will visit multiple sites throughout the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. For sites and schedule of dates vouchers will be given, as well as qualifications, visit http://www.cherokee.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=zwDWWWwnuBs%3d&tabid=1545&portalid=0&mid=6807. For more information, call 918-772-4144.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Jay. Sam Hider Health Center, 1015 Washbourne St. Call 918-253-4271 for more information.

July 8

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Roads Department is holding a community meeting in northeast Fort Gibson at Norwood School Cafeteria, 7966 W. 790 Road in Hulbert to discuss an upcoming roads project. For more information, call 918-207-3887 or 918-453-5792.

July 9-12

The 2014 Youth to Youth International Summer Training Conference, co-sponsored by Cherokee Nation, will be held at Rogers State University in Claremore. The conference is meant to empower youth to tap into their beliefs, ideas and creativity to improve their future. For more information, call 614-224-4506.

July 11

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Sallisaw, sub-office, 110 N. Elm. Call 918-775-6226 for more information.

5 p.m. – Deadline to apply for Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition. The application can be accessed at http://www.cherokee.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=ieqONgZ-SjA%3d&tabid=1482&portalid=0&mid=6766.

July 14

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex, Tribal Council Chambers in Tahlequah. For the agenda, visithttp://legislative.cherokee.org/.

July 16

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah will host a “Brush Strokes” painting evening class. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

July 17-18

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah will host a Native artist professional development training course. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

July 19

10 a.m. – Traditional Cherokee games, including horseshoes, marbles, corn stalk shoot and more, will be played at the Sallisaw Creek Park, west of Sallisaw on state Route 64. Games are free and open to the public. For more information, call Lou Slagle at 918-453-1689.

2 p.m. – The Tahlequah Writer’s Group will meet at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah, 212 S. Water Ave. For more information, email karcoocoo@att.net.

July 20

11 a.m. – The Cherokee National Youth Choir will perform a small group concert during the morning worship service at First United Methodist Church in Checotah, 419 W. Gentry Ave. For more information, call Rev. F. Wayne Loftin at 918-617-4533.

July 21

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah will host a still life Oklahoma class taught by Valera Ainsworth. The four-week class meets on Tuesdays and is recommended for ages 16 and older. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

July 23

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Claremore at the Cherokee Nation Career Services office, 23205 S. Route 66. Call 918-342-7450 for more information.

5 p.m. – Deadline to apply for the Jr. Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition. The application can be accessed at http://www.cherokee.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=8OMtdEc3BeQ%3d&tabid=1482&portalid=0&mid=6766.

July 24

5:30 to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Cancer Programs’ survivor group meeting at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, 100 S. Bliss Ave., in the second floor of the building behind the playground. For more information, call Mary Owl at 918-453-1560.

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Roads Department will hold a community meeting in Chimney Rock at the Chimney Rock Fire Department in Rose to discuss an upcoming road project. For more information, call 918-207-3887 or 918-453-5792.

July 25

5 p.m. – Deadline to apply for the Little Cherokee Ambassador Leadership Competition. The application can be accessed at http://www.cherokee.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=UfXM7TtEh3E%3d&tabid=1482&portalid=0&mid=6766.

The Cherokee Nation Language Program will host several Cherokee language classes throughout the month. The classes are for Cherokee Nation employees but are open to the public if spots are available. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • July 7-11, Redbird Smith Health Center in Sallisaw, 301 S. J.T. Stites Blvd.
  • July 14-18, Redbird Smith Health Center in Sallisaw, 301 S. J.T. Stites Blvd.
  • July 21-25, Tsa-La-Gi Community Room and W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex Tribal Council Chambers in Tahlequah, 17067 S. Muskogee Ave.
  • July 28-Aug 1, Vinita Health Center in Vinita, 27371 S. 4410 Road

For more information, email ed-fields@cherokee.org.

The Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah also hosts the following weekly classes:

  • Tuesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. – cartooning with storytelling for grades 8-12. Class ends July 22.
  • Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. – loom weaving taught by Cherokee National Treasure Dorothy Ice
  • Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – metalsmithing taught by Steve Mashburn
  • Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m. – life drawing
  • Saturdays, by appointment – basic assemblage taught by Robert Shinn
  • Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m. – loom weaving taught by Cherokee National Treasure Dorothy Ice

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