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11/20/2017 09:05 AM - Chelsea,OK

The Native American Student Association sponsored the third annual Heritage Assembly at Chelsea High School. The NASA club wanted to give the school a chance to share the ways of tribes around the area.

11/16/2017 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presenter: Ashley Vann, Genealogist Cherokee Heritage Center The first Cherokee Indian Orphan Asylum was built by the Cherokee Nation in 1875. Completed at a cost of approximately $45,000, the institution was supported solely by tribal funds at an annual cost of about $13,500 and supported about 150 boys and girls. Ashley Vann, genealogist at the Cherokee Heritage Center, will give a brief history of the orphan asylum and discuss genealogy records relating to the institution. Part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn Lecture Series. For more information contact Catherine Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org.

11/13/2017 02:58 PM - Muskogee,OK

Alice Robertson Junior High recently held a cultural day to celebrate Native American Heritage month. Nearly 700 students had a chance to visit with several tribes who had stations set up to talk about their heritage and show the students how their tribes lived and some of the tools they used to survive.

11/03/2017 09:27 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Dewey’s family split up when he was very young and he and his brother ended up at Sequoyah Orphan Training School as it was called back then. He tells us about learning discipline and how it helped him later in life. Dewey also talks about having some fun times at the school too.

10/19/2017 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Ty Wilson, president and founder of the Cherokees for Black Indian History Preservation Foundation, will discuss their new book, “Oklahoma Black Cherokees” that promotes the understanding of Black Indians in Native American history and culture. Part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. For more information contact Catherine Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org.

10/12/2017 10:35 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall some Halloween memories from their child hood. Jack Osborn believes little people exist and here is why.

10/12/2017 10:30 AM - Muskogee,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall some Halloween memories from their child hood. Vyrl Keeter didn’t pull Halloween pranks he says, but his brother did and he tells the story.

10/12/2017 10:19 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall some Halloween memories from their child hood. Lorene Drywater tells us how her sister Marie would feel a presence in a house they used to live in as children.

10/11/2017 03:02 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall some Halloween memories from their child hood. Dewey tells us how Superintendent Jack Brown used to dress up on Halloween at the now Sequoyah High School.

10/11/2017 02:57 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall some Halloween memories from their child hood. Jack talks about pulling pranks on Halloween when he was young.

10/11/2017 02:53 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall some Halloween memories from their child hood. Margie tells us about little people and how her parents taught the kids to be afraid.

10/11/2017 09:46 AM - Pryor,OK

This 23-year-old Cherokee citizen has always been creative and goal oriented even as a child. Her parents taught her a young age. Jennie has always known that she was Cherokee and has always been interested in learning more about where she came from. She started a pop up shop at the age of 20 and the reaction was so good she decided to open Nanabelle’s. The unique thing about this store is that is a body-positive women's and girl's clothing offering sizes small-3x in every item they carry.

10/10/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by Jim Cosby

09/05/2017 01:07 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. National Treasure Lorene Drywater was born in Vian and remembers making mud pies as a child. She first started to sew at the age of five collecting rusty needles to use to make her doll dresses.

08/29/2017 10:00 AM - Osiyo Training Room

Chris Welch will be presenting at 10am and 6pm in the Osiyo Room

08/28/2017 02:53 PM - Tahlequah,OK

The 65th Cherokee National Holiday kicked off its events with the men’s stickball tourney on Saturday at the Sequoyah Football field. The Nighthawks and Osi Heli went the best 2 out of three games with the Nighthawks getting the win.

08/15/2017 09:07 AM - Cherokee Heritage Center,Tahlequah

The Cherokee Heritage Center hosted a Flat Reed basket weaving class on Saturday August 12. Danielle Culp taught the class and gave and gave some history about the baskets and other traditions. The Cherokee Heritage Center will be hosting a class showcasing the art of making Blowguns and Cherokee Marbles on September 16th.

08/02/2017 08:55 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Barbara McAlister is an internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano opera singer and grew up "before television” as she says in Muskogee. Before her singing career she was an avid horse woman and loved to rodeo.

07/25/2017 10:00 AM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by Patti Mitchell

07/24/2017 03:34 PM - Pryor,OK

The Cherokee Nation hosted the traditional native games at Whitaker Park in Pryor recently. Traditional games are important to Cherokee culture and are a great place to learn about and take part in activities that have been passed down from generation to generation. This is the fifteenth year for the games and they travel throughout the 14 county jurisdiction.

07/20/2017 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by Lawrence Panther, who attended the Seneca Indian School located in Wyandotte, OK. Lawrence was 8-years old when he was enrolled in the school. He will discuss what his daily routine consisted of and what life was like growing up at the school during the mid 1960's. Part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. For more information contact Catherine Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org.

07/11/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

CCO presentation

06/27/2017 10:00 AM - Osiyo Training Room

06/23/2017 10:44 AM - Stilwell,OK

The 2017 Remember the Removal riders cycled in to Stilwell to family and friends on their last stop for the day before heading to Tahlequah on Thursday morning to complete their journey of over 950 miles retracing the Northern route of the Trail of Tears.

06/21/2017 05:12 PM - Rolla and Waynesville,MO

For this year’s Remember the Removal bike ride commemorating the event, Cherokee Nation cyclists joined six cyclists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, North Carolina. Their ride spanned nearly 950 miles from New Echota, Georgia, across seven states along the original northern route. The Remember the Removal bike riders were riding through Missouri this week on their journey back to Oklahoma.

06/13/2017 02:47 PM - Muskogee,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Vyrl grew up working hard and playing hard near Stilwell and learned the value of a good education. He discovered flintknapping as a boy and still does it today at 85.

06/08/2017 03:13 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and old packed the gazebo for the first of many storytelling sessions on the square. Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism hosts the free, family-friendly storytelling every Wednesday at 10am in June and July.

06/06/2017 01:06 PM - Dwight Mission,OK

Camp Cherokee 2017 Day Camps are an enriching cultural and academic experience for Cherokee Nation students in first through seventh grades. The Camp Cherokee Residential camp will be held July 16-21 at Heart O’ the Hills in Welling, Oklahoma.

06/05/2017 11:14 AM - Stilwell,OK

Young and Cherokee is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Dakota learned from a young age about his heritage and learns more from his family every day. This young gentleman keeps himself very busy with classes and helping the community. He has already been accepted to attend Oklahoma University in the fall. He plans to get a degree in science or physiology and go to medical school.

05/30/2017 04:04 PM - Tahlequah,OK

The Cherokee Nation hosted a send-off ceremony for the 12 young Cherokees chosen for the 2017 Remember the Removal Bike Ride. This year’s cyclists range in age from 16 to 24. They will join cyclists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina on a nearly 1,000-mile ride that begins in New Echota, Georgia, on June 4, and concludes in Tahlequah on June 22.

05/25/2017 11:55 AM - Vinita,OK

From a very young age Jori’s Mom and Grandmother taught her about her heritage. She has been taking Advanced Placement classes and is a member of the National Honor Society and speech and drama. Although she keeps very busy at school she loves the rodeo and competes in pageants all over the state.

05/23/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: Brad Wagnon

05/18/2017 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Cherokee claims filed by Cherokee citizens against the United States that indicate improvements, livestock, and possessions that were lost during the 1814 Creek War and the 1838-39 Cherokee removal. Some of the claims will provide important family information that is often difficult for researchers to obtain. Part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. For more information contact Catherine Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org. Presenter: Marybelle Chase, Cherokee Nation citizen and noted author, genealogist and historian.

05/16/2017 02:13 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Jim grew up in town but he still managed to find a swimming hole and camp out in an empty parking lot for fun.

05/04/2017 10:52 AM - Muskogee,OK

Cherokee National Treasure Vyrl Keeter has been flintknapping for over sixty years. He show us some of the rocks and tools he uses to carry on the tradition.

05/04/2017 10:40 AM - Vinita,OK

Young and Cherokee is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the l;legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Emily has always known about her heritage and loves spending time with her family. She is involved in many projects at school and loves learning. One of those projects is service learning which teaches civic responsibility, and strengthens communities and Emily also helps out at her church.

04/25/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by Chris Welch in the Osiyo Training Room at Tahlequah, OK

04/25/2017 01:47 PM - Fairland,OK

Young and Cherokee, a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Abby wants to be a nurse and has already gotten a start on her path. She started powerlifting a couple years of ago when she learned that girls could compete. She likes competing against the boys.

04/20/2017 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Tattooing has been widely used by Native Americans for thousands of years. Tattoos were worn as meaningful symbols for a variety of reason including: tribal and clan identity, life experiences, medicinal protection, warrior achievements, and much more. “Their Names as They Are Written – A Closer Look at Southeast Indian Tattooing” will be presented by JP Johnson. Presentation highlights will include traditional symbols, methods and materials used by Cherokees, and other Southeast Indian tribes, during this ancient art form. Part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. For more information contact Catherine Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org.

04/18/2017 09:05 AM - Tahlequah,OK

A dinner and book release was held for Cherokee National Treasures In Their Own Words on Thursday April 13 at Sequoyah’s Place Where They Play. You can purchase these books at www.cherokeegiftshop.com and other book retailers.

04/13/2017 06:00 PM - Webinar

Presented By: Patti Mitchell

04/13/2017 10:01 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Margie are up in a big family and they were one of the only families to have electricity and a TV. She also less us about how she took her lunch to school and some of the toys that they made.

04/11/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented By David Scott in the Osiyo Training Room at Tahlequah, OK

04/03/2017 01:53 PM - Tahlequah,OK

The Cherokee Heritage Center ended the month of March by hosting Indian Territory Days. For two days students had a chance to be involved in hands-on activities, games and demonstrations for school-aged children, with a focus on Cherokee life in the late 19th century.

04/03/2017 01:44 PM - Grove,OK

Young and Cherokee is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Ian is very involved with his family and his culture. He is in Heritage Club and has participated in Cherokee Challenge and Language bowl since the 6th grade. Ian is made All District band this year and loves being involved in the boy scouts.

03/28/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Gadel’tiquai Leadership Series: Financial Wellness Presented by Patti Mitchell

03/21/2017 01:41 PM - Catoosa,OK
Cherokee Nation's Young and Cherokee Paige Hardman -- No Archive Available

Young and Cherokee spotlights examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Paige is leader, very involved in activities at school and in her community. She learned a lot about her heritage from her family and through JOM programs at school.

03/21/2017 01:33 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee National Treasure Jane Osti gave an overview of Cherokee and Southeastern Woodland pottery in conjunction with the Anna Mitchell Legacy Exhibit on Saturday March 18th.

03/15/2017 09:30 AM - Tahlequah,OK

The Cherokee Heritage Center hosted a soapstone carving class on Saturday March 11th. Matt Girty who has been carving for twenty years, but full time for three years instructed the class.

03/15/2017 09:21 AM - Chelsea,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Betty lives on the family’s allotted land and she tells us about playing out in the woods as a young girl. She also talks about doing chores and how her grandmother fixed her bag, so she could pick cotton.

03/14/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: Dennis Sixkiller

03/02/2017 10:15 AM - Grove,OK

Young and Cherokee is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Becca grew up around her grandparents learning stories and once she started school and practicing for Cherokee Challenge bowl she realized that she already knew about a lot of her heritage. She is pretty much going non stop with her studies, traveling as a trainer and speech tournaments. She plans on attending TU and studying nursing and some day helping the Cherokee people.

02/28/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by Brad Wagnon

02/21/2017 09:17 AM - Sallisaw,Ok

Young and Cherokee is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Lauryn is Junior Miss Cherokee, and is a freshman at Muldrow High School. She enjoys basketball and running, despite her doctor’s recommendation against participating in sports. Lauryn loves stomp dancing with her family.

02/16/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: Chris Welch

02/13/2017 03:35 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. National Treasure Jim Buckhorn tells about he learned to make bows and about coming to the square in Tahlequah back in the day.

02/02/2017 10:53 AM - Stilwell,OK

Young and Cherokee is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Tabitha has been a member of the Cherokee National Youth Choir for six years and says that if has helped her better interact with people. She says her father taught her Cherokee words when she was really young and she credits her grandmother for helping her learn.

01/31/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: Chris Welch

01/23/2017 11:22 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Zach is a member of AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) and the National Honor Society. He sings in the Cherokee National Youth Choir and loves to spend time with his family singing at church.

01/16/2017 10:36 AM - Pryor,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. William was an only child growing up, but he was never alone with friends and animals. He tells us about the big carnivals they used to have in Salina.

01/12/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: Brad Wagnon

01/10/2017 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: Bessie Russell

01/03/2017 09:55 AM - Stilwell,OK

Young and Cherokee is a series spotlighting examples of Young people embracing the culture and legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Chelsey is a senior this year and loves being in show choir and jazz band. She has been in advanced classes since the fifth grade and is looking forward to graduating. She has learned about her heritage from her grandmother, and looks forward to helping the Cherokee Nation in some way

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