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2022 Wilma Mankiller Quarter Release & Celebration

Public Event co-hosted by BancFirst, Cherokee Nation, U.S. Mint and Mankiller Trust to release and celebrate the 2022 Wilma Mankiller Quarter, part of the U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters Program.

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Employee Compensation

Cherokee Nation will launch a comprehensive study of its government workforce pay and target a gradual minimum wage increase to $15 per hour by 2025, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner announced Monday.

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Immersion School

Cherokee Nation leaders gathered with leaders from Dahlonegah Public Schools and Greasy School on Oct. 29 after the tribe finalized its acquisition of the Greasy School campus in southern Adair County. Cherokee Nation will repurpose the site, which is currently operated by the Dahlonegah school system, into the tribe’s second Cherokee language immersion school starting with the 2022-2023 school year.

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Vocational Training

The Cherokee Nation is investing an additional $29 million in the next three years to help Cherokee citizens negatively impacted by the COVID-19 receive vocational training in skilled trades such as health care, construction, child care, information technology and more.

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced the initiative as part of the second anniversary of the Cherokee Nation Career Readiness Act, which he and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner proposed in 2019 and later signed into law with support of the Council of the Cherokee Nation.