Education Services



The overall goal of our Little Cherokee Ambassadors is to begin instilling leadership skills that will help them eventually become leaders for our nation. Participating in the Little Cherokee Ambassador event is intended to inspire our youth to achieve their dreams. They are also encouraged to “Lead by Example” and become self-sufficient, as well as gaining knowledge of their Cherokee heritage and beginning to recognize their history, culture, and Language.

Little Cherokee Ambassadors must be between the ages of 4-12 years (age on the day of competition will determine the age group)

  • Must be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside within the 14-county Cherokee reservation;
  • Must not have previously served as Little Cherokee Ambassador (in that age group)
  • Must submit a copy of Cherokee Nation citizenship card
  • Must submit a brief biography
  • A completed copy of the Little Cherokee Ambassador application form

One girl and one boy will be chosen from each age group.

  • Group 1: 4-6 years
  • Group 2: 7-9 years
  • Group 3: 10-12 years