TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the donation of surplus rifles and bulletproof vests to two Sequoyah County law enforcement agencies at the legislative body’s April meeting.
The donations included surplus rifles to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office and surplus bulletproof vests to the Muldrow Police Department. All surplus items were donated from the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service.
“Donations like this go a long way in helping local law enforcement agencies, and I am proud of what these specific donations will mean for the increased safety of both Cherokee and non-Cherokee citizens in Sequoyah County,” said Tribal Councilor Bryan Warner, who sponsored both donations. “Part of our job as Tribal Councilors is being mindful of situations where we can make tribal dollars or resources go even further, and this was a great opportunity to do just that.”
In other business, the Tribal Council also authorized the donation of six surplus HVAC units to Native American Fellowship Inc. in Nowata County.
“The Native American Fellowship group is such a deserving organization, and we are so proud to make a donation of this size to an organization that helps so many in the area,” Tribal Council Deputy Speaker Victoria Vazquez said.
The next meeting of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council will be Monday, May 14, at 6 p.m. at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.
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