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05/30/2019 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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05/17/2019 03:22 PM - Tahlequah,OK

It was a beautiful, but windy day for the 7th Annual Charles L. Head “ONE FIRE Against Violence” Benefit Golf Tournament at Cherokee Springs Golf Course in Tahlequah. Cherokee Nation One Fire helps victims of violence, domestic violence, sexual and child abuse. Thirty teams showed up for a round of golf to help raise funds for these victims.

05/17/2019 03:06 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Dennis was raised by his grandparents growing up in Adair County. When they moved to Stilwell when he was a boy he built his first bicycle from parts he found at the city dump. His grandmother taught him how to catch fish without a pole.

05/14/2019 02:18 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Introducing the 2019 Remember the Removal Riders. Nine cyclists and two mentor riders from the Cherokee Nation will participate in the 2019 Remember the Removal Bike Ride this June, marking 180 years since the Cherokee people reached Indian Territory following the Trail of Tears. The annual ride allows young Cherokees to retrace the northern route of the Trail of Tears on bicycles. This year is also the 35th anniversary of the inaugural Remember the Removal Bike Ride that took place in 1984. Cherokee Nation cyclists will be joined by 10 cyclists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. Together, they will start the ride in New Echota, Georgia, on June 2.

05/14/2019 02:12 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Introducing the 2019 Remember the Removal Riders. Nine cyclists and two mentor riders from the Cherokee Nation will participate in the 2019 Remember the Removal Bike Ride this June, marking 180 years since the Cherokee people reached Indian Territory following the Trail of Tears. The annual ride allows young Cherokees to retrace the northern route of the Trail of Tears on bicycles. This year is also the 35th anniversary of the inaugural Remember the Removal Bike Ride that took place in 1984. Cherokee Nation cyclists will be joined by 10 cyclists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. Together, they will start the ride in New Echota, Georgia, on June 2.

05/14/2019 02:06 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Introducing the 2019 Remember the Removal Riders. Nine cyclists and two mentor riders from the Cherokee Nation will participate in the 2019 Remember the Removal Bike Ride this June, marking 180 years since the Cherokee people reached Indian Territory following the Trail of Tears. The annual ride allows young Cherokees to retrace the northern route of the Trail of Tears on bicycles. This year is also the 35th anniversary of the inaugural Remember the Removal Bike Ride that took place in 1984. Cherokee Nation cyclists will be joined by 10 cyclists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. Together, they will start the ride in New Echota, Georgia, on June 2.

05/14/2019 10:00 AM - Osiyo Training Room

Basic financial best practices for non profit organizations and basic accounting

05/13/2019 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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05/13/2019 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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05/13/2019 02:46 PM - Stilwell,OK

Cherokee Nation has helped fund a garden at Maryetta’s Middle School to help the students learn where their food comes from and how to grow it. The grant money has provided tool sheds, greenhouses, tools, plants and seeds. Students in Mr. Hitchers science classes have been learning about gardening in class and applying it outside in a hands on environment. They planted strawberries a year ago using two methods and got to enjoy the rewards of their work. In the fall they will plant cucumbers, zucchini, and squash and learn canning and baking.

05/13/2019 02:00 PM - Council Offices

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05/09/2019 12:15 PM - Stilwell,OK

Making milestones for Cherokee citizens, the healthcare in Stilwell,Oklahoma is changing lives.

05/06/2019 02:35 PM - Stilwell,OK

The Cherokee Nation hosted its 14th annual Traditional Native Games competition Saturday, May 4, at Maryetta School in Stilwell. Competitions included a cornstalk shoot, Cherokee marbles, horseshoes,blowgun,hatchet throw and chunkey. The top three finishers in each game at qualifying events receive a T-shirt and an invitation to compete in the Traditional Native Games Championship in August. The Cherokee Nation will host additional qualifying events in Ochelata on June 29th, Locust Grove at the high school on July 27th and a make up event at Sam Hider Health Center on August 10th.

05/02/2019 08:59 AM - Bell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. When she first started school she would get a ride from her teacher and she didn’t ride the bus until she went to Greasy School. Carol still lives in the house she grew up in and she talks about playing out in the woods with her cousins around the house. She tells us about canning with her Mom and picking buck brush for making baskets. Carol also spent a lot of time quilting with her Mother.

04/25/2019 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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04/25/2019 01:21 PM - Stilwell,OK

The Cherokee Nation continues its effort to enroll Cherokee children for SoonerCare at all of the Cherokee Nation Health Centers. As part of the enrollment effort, health officials are giving away one tablet per family who is new to enrolling in SoonerCare or within 30 days of their expiration to re-enroll. Families must also be Cherokee Nation citizens or Cherokee Nation Health Services patients. SoonerCare is an added security for qualifying families who might need certain specialized care or face an emergency and need medical attention while away from the Cherokee Nation health system. Since 2016, the Cherokee Nation has enrolled more than 6,000 uninsured Cherokee and Native children in SoonerCare after receiving a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of the “Get in the Game, Get Covered” SoonerCare campaign is to lower the uninsured rate of Cherokee children to that of the national average of 6 percent.

04/25/2019 01:00 PM - Council Offices

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04/22/2019 01:34 PM - Westville,OK

Madison has grown up in a family that has known their heritage and she is proud of that. They still gather traditional foods to eat in the spring and fall She loves the fact that her family’s heritage goes back to the Trail of Tears and she admires her ancestors. Madison has been in the choir since the sixth grade and she believes it has made her a better person and made her more aware of her ancestry. Even with all of her other activities she manages to keep up with her classes and is a class officer, in FCCLA and NHS. She is in the Westville marching band and plays the flute, but she is also drum major this year. Madison is not sure what kind of career path she will be taking just yet she is interested in history and maybe being a lawyer. This young Cherokee will find what is right for her and make the most of it.

04/22/2019 01:32 PM - Belfonte,OK

The Cherokee Speakers Roll is designed to identify and make record of living first language Cherokee speakers. Speakers were in the Belfonte Community recently to sign the roll and receive a Cherokee first language speaker medallion. The Cherokee Speakers Roll is a project orchestrated by the Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program and Cherokee Language Programs staff and is designed to identify and make record of living first language Cherokee speakers.For more information, contact CLMAP Manager Howard Paden at 918-453-5000, ext. 4995 or Cherokee Language Programs Manager Roy Boney at 918-453-5000, ext. 5487.

04/15/2019 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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04/15/2019 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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04/15/2019 02:00 PM - Counicl Offices

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04/08/2019 10:56 AM - Bell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Don grew up in Lyons Switch at Sanders Flats which is West of Stilwell. Don had a big family and he and his friends would make and ride their stick horses all around. He tells us about playing marbles at recess and the sweet treats his Mom would make for the family. He also has a story about his first trip to the movies.

04/02/2019 08:55 AM - Muskogee,OK

The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and muskogee Police Department formalized a cross-deputization agreement allowing Muskogee police officers and the Marshal Service to assist each other within the city limits. The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service is already cross-deputized with all 14 county sheriffs offices within the tribe's area, along with most municipalities and other agencies, such as district attorneys offices.

04/02/2019 08:49 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Nation Early childhood Development hosted students from University of North Alabama for a week as they spent their spring break helping out the communities in Tahlequah, Salina, Pryor, and Kenwood. Ten students cleaned up playgrounds, painted, and made small repairs that helped the staff be able to spend more time with the children under their care. The students also spent a lot of time in the mornings playing and getting to know some of the children.

04/01/2019 09:27 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Area students had the opportunity to spend an interactive day learning about the Cherokee arts, language and lifestyles of the 1890s at the Cherokee Heritage Center during Indian Territory Days. The annual educational event features a variety of hands-on learning activities for public, private and home-schooled children grades K-12. Cultural stations are located throughout the grounds to introduce students to the art of Cherokee pottery making, basket weaving, finger weaving and more. Students are also encouraged to try their hand at cultural games such as blow gun shooting, stickball, marbles and chunkey. The Cherokee Heritage Center is the premier cultural center for Cherokee tribal history, culture and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, Oklahoma.

04/01/2019 09:25 AM - Kansas,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Taylor has grown up in a family full of Cherokee history. She comes from a family of artists who are known near and far for their work. She has also asked many questions about where she came from. She gets strength from knowing she is Cherokee and wants to keep learning. Taylor is really interested in the arts and would like to see more focus, not just on painting and sculpture, but music and musical theatre. She has been acting in Nanyehi for several years and would like to continue in theatre. She takes singing lessons from Barbara McAlister and has grown quite a bit in the couple of years she has been working to strengthen her vocal skills.

03/28/2019 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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03/25/2019 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

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03/15/2019 06:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Remember the Removal

03/14/2019 12:54 PM - Stilwell,OK

Cherokee Nation Public Health hosted students for their annual Kick Butts Day at the Stilwell Armory on Wednesday, March 13th. Kick Butts Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. They were informed on the dangers of tobacco use through several fun activities and at the end of the day the students went out and picked up cigarette butts and trash around the area.

03/11/2019 06:00 PM - Council Offices

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03/11/2019 10:32 AM - Vinita,OK

She had a sense she was Cherokee but after going to school and being involved with the JOM programs she wanted to learn more. Shyly joined the Cherokee National Youth choir this year and has continued to learn more about her heritage. Shyly enrolled in the first language class at school and loves to learn. She is a member of the heritage club and they took a trip to the Cherokee Heritage Center to experience how her ancestors may have lived. She is also in the show choir at school and they always put on different concerts for the school and they did get a chance to sing at the tree lighting in Vinita this year. Shyly is only a sophomore, but is very interested in nursing and may decide on that as a career to come back and help the Cherokee Nation in some way.

03/11/2019 10:24 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Students from Vanderbilt University spent their spring break at Cherokee Elder Care visiting with the participants and helping with some needed yard work at some of their houses. They spent a couple of days at the center talking and learning more about the participants and also learned something about the Cherokee language and heritage. Alternative spring breaks allow students to serve communities in a meaningful way. They can travel, meet new people, and feel the satisfaction that comes from working to improve communities and lives.

03/04/2019 01:34 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Nation and Nissan USA representatives announced a limited time rebate for Cherokee Nation citizens and employees purchasing a Nissan LEAF. The announcement was made on Friday, March 1 at an electric vehicle ride and drive event at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex. The limited time rebate of $3,500 for Cherokee Nation citizens and employees plus the up to $7,500 in federal tax incentives could equal up to $11,000 in total savings for tribal citizens and employees purchasing a Nissan LEAF before the special rebate offer expires April 1. The partnership between the Cherokee Nation and Nissan USA is another example of the tribe’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. In 2017, the tribe celebrated the completion of the first tribal solar canopy car charging station built by a tribe in Oklahoma.

03/04/2019 12:00 AM - Jay,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Oleta spoke Cherokee as her first language and grew up making her own toy dolls out of sticks. They would swing on the grapevines for fun at the local swimming hole. She tells us about sleeping outside under a big tree to stay cool and having a fun time when people would come over to visit.

02/28/2019 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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02/21/2019 01:41 PM - Stilwell,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Connor gets his heritage from both sides of the family. He would like to learn more about the history and the traditions. He and his brothers do carry on some things his ancestors did. He loves racing and his father got him started when he was just five years old. Now thirteen, he has moved from the smaller sprint car to the larger racecar and he loves it. While he spends a lot of time at school he also has to keep up with maintaining his car. Connor and his family spend a lot of time volunteering at their church with activities that need to be done and each Monday he helps out with a dinner for those who need a meal.

02/21/2019 01:34 PM - Claremore,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Kaitlyn did realize she was Cherokee when she was younger but has recently grown to really appreciate it and learn more about her heritage. When she ran for for Junior Miss Cherokee her platform was trying to end the stigma around mental health. She wants the Cherokee Nation to be more aware of the problem and plans to work for change during her reign and as a career after her schooling. Kaitlyn has many duties as Junior Miss Cherokee and is kept very busy attending the official functions and spreading her platform at local schools and even does some reading to the smaller kids. She is very close with her family and likes to spend time making corn bead necklaces with them and just hanging out together. Kaitlyn makes the necklaces to give to people when she is at an event. Her family also attends quite a few functions supporting her wherever she is. She also learned how to sew her own tear dress this past summer.

02/18/2019 06:00 PM - Counicl Chambers

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02/15/2019 11:25 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden joined Miss Cherokee Whitney Roach, Junior Miss Cherokee Kaitlyn Pinkerton, to deliver hand-made Valentine’s Day cards to veterans at the Oklahoma Veterans Center Claremore Division. Cherokee Nation encourages groups from schools, churches, civic and service organizations to have some fun and create as many valentines as they can to let our Veterans know how much we appreciate them. The week of February 14 each year is an opportunity to say thank you to a special group of men and women. The more than 9 million Veterans of the US armed services that are cared for in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes.

02/13/2019 09:54 AM - Bell,OK

Bell elementary hosted their second VEX Robotics competition recently with 30 teams showing up to compete. Teams from as far away as Oklahoma City and Moore made the trip. Each team is responsible for building and programming their own robots. A big draw for points in this year is with hanging the robots. A low hanging robot is worth two and a high hang is worth four points. In the final rounds 24 teams competed for the title and it came down to a tie with a sudden death playoff round Elementary and middle school is the most formative time in a young student's life. The best way to instill a lifelong interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is to provide a fun, engaging, and hands-on opportunity to explore and experience it for themselves.

02/13/2019 09:45 AM - Chelsea,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Diana grew up around Chelsea and spent lots of time playing outside and swinging on grapevines. Her father made some interesting homemade toys and she tells us how her uncle taught her how to swim.

02/05/2019 10:34 AM - Stilwell,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Julia always knew she was Cherokee, but didn’t really delve in to it until she started taking classes at the high school. She has taken both Cherokee classes at the high school and is also taking a class at Northeastern State University and would like to start speaking to her elders to retain the language. Julia is proud to be apart of the Cherokee Nation. She keeps busy with her classes and is very diligent and works hard and her teacher admire that. Julia plans on going to college, but has not quite decided on her career yet. She is interested in forensics or maybe coaching younger children. Julia continues to take concurrent classes at Northeastern State University.

02/01/2019 01:12 PM - Tahlequah,OK

The Cherokee Nation Science and Engineering Fair was held Northeastern State University on Thursday January 31st. This was the thirteenth year for the event. There were 46 teams entered with five schools attending. Most of the teams entered were middle school students, but there were three high school teams also entered. Several judges visited each project and then selected first, second and third place winners in the categories of energy, engineering, environment and other. Overall winners from middle school and high school were selected in the category of Energy, Engineering and Environment.

01/31/2019 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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01/28/2019 10:00 AM - Osiyo Training Room

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01/25/2019 02:32 PM - Jay,OK

It’s a new year and the cooking with commodities classes at Sam Hider Health Center are back in session. The classes are held twice a month with a daytime and evening class available to everyone. Brittney Ebers, the centers dietician uses a new recipe each month and teaches the class how to use some of the commodities they receive to make new and healthier dishes. Brittany goes step by step and follows the recipe. Some are substituted with what is available which makes the dish taste the same. Once the dish is complete everyone gets to taste what was cooked taste the healthier way to cook. For more information about the classes at Sam Hider Health Center contact Brittany Ebers at 918-253-1724 or email her at brittany-ebers@cherokee.org

01/23/2019 03:56 PM - Chelsea,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Hunter started learning about his heritage later in life, because his grandmother never really talked about it. He got involved after he became apart of the Native American Student Association and has been president for the past two years. Hunter has been in the FFA for five years and held office for three of those years and he has excelled, winning many awards for showing livestock. Another aspect of FFA is horticulture and he really enjoys it and has won awards at the Tulsa State Fair.

01/16/2019 05:00 PM - Council Chambers

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01/15/2019 09:01 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as the recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. They did move around a lot but Gloria treasures her memories of growing up in Chewey and learning to cook when she was just six years old. She also tells us about getting around by wagon and she warns us to listen to your mother when she tells you not to play on the wagon when it is moving.

01/14/2019 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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01/03/2019 09:40 AM - Chelsea,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Chandler started learning about his heritage in grade school and it blossomed from there. He and his family have spent time researching their Cherokee heritage, but he is just now learning to appreciate and honor it. His aunts started digging in to the families past and one aunt in particular he is grateful to for finding out about where he came from. Chandler is president of student council and vice president of his senior class and he stays very busy planning pep rallies and blood drives at the school. He is also active in his classes and strives to make good grades. He wants to play baseball in college, but also would like to get in to teaching and coaching to help the kids learn about where they come from.