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What's Happening

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69th Cherokee National Holiday

The 69th Annual Cherokee National Holiday theme is "Cultivating Our Culture: Language. Literacy. Lifeways." The theme and art pays homage to the Cherokee language and 200-year anniversary of the written Cherokee language, the Cherokee syllabary, invented by Sequoyah in 1821.

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Electric Transit Buses

The Cherokee Nation unveiled its first public, rural eco-friendly electric buses to transport employees and tribal citizens to work and tribal health centers, and its first electric school bus, which is the first of its kind in the state of Oklahoma.

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NE Oklahoma fire departments

The Cherokee Nation is contributing nearly half a million dollars total to 136 northeast Oklahoma rural fire departments such as the Brushy fire department. The tribe’s annual contribution helps support volunteer fire departments, which otherwise rely on fundraisers, membership dues and the help of their community’s residents to maintain their vital operations.

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2021 RTR Bike Ride Participants

Four cyclists and two mentor riders from the Cherokee Nation will participate in the 2021 Remember the Removal Bike Ride this June, retracing an estimated 950 miles along the northern route of the Trail of Tears by bicycle.

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Wellness centers for citizens

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner are proposing new legislation that would provide Cherokee citizens with access to substance abuse treatment centers, wellness centers and fitness centers by setting aside a portion of third-party revenues collected by Cherokee Nation Health Services each year.