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11/13/2018 01:51 PM - Vinita,OK

The cold and rainy day moved the Vinita Health Centers diabetes walk inside, but that did not stop people signing up and taking 10 laps to equal walking a mile for diabetes awareness. November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. The health center also held a blood drive and employees and other Vinita residents did their part to help out.

11/13/2018 01:00 PM - Council Office

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11/07/2018 01:19 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Kinsey is very much in to her heritage and making sure that it is not forgotten. She spends a lot of time learning and trying to preserve some of the Cherokee music and growing up Kinsey would spend time gathering traditional food with her family and learning the language from her grandmother. When Kinsey was about to graduate college she decided to embark on an idea that had been on her mind since she was young. After speaking to her family she decided to join the Peace Corp. Kinsey went on a journey to Tonga, which is a Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 South Pacific islands. She spent two years helping the people and learning their language and customs.

11/06/2018 08:11 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as the recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Ruth spent her early years on Sparrow Hawk mountain and found plenty to get in to. She tells us about her many chores and learning how to tap and hunt with her Dad. She also talks about some luxury items eaten back then, like white bread and ice cream.

10/19/2018 10:17 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall some halloween stories they experienced as children. Elder Ruth Osburn experienced a lot of happenings growing up on Sparrow Hawk Mountain.

10/19/2018 10:13 AM - Vian,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall some halloween stories they experienced as children. Levada Wildcat has another story that happened to make the whole family stop what they were doing.

10/19/2018 10:10 AM - Tenkiller,OK

Kellan spends a lot of time with family and he has always been aware of his heritage. His grandfather is one of the big influences in his family. Athletics is a very big part of Kellans life and he plans to work hard at becoming the very best he can be and try playing college sports eventually. Kellan is also a very good student who likes science and his STEM class. He sets an example and the other students look up to him.

10/18/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Jerrid Miller, Archivist for the Cherokee National Archives and the Cherokee National Historical Society, will give a presentation entitled, "The Cherokee National Archives: Its Past, Collections, and Future." Presentation is part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series, held the third Thursday of each month.

10/16/2018 02:23 PM - Kenwood,OK

Visiting our Elders as they recall some Halloween stories they experienced as a child. Josephine Summerfield talks about how the elders she grew up with got the kids in when it was getting dark.

10/16/2018 02:20 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting our Elders as they recall some Halloween stories they experienced as a child. Ruth Osborn tells us some scary happenings she encountered growing up around Sparrow Hawk.

10/16/2018 02:17 PM - Salina,OK

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10/16/2018 12:00 PM - Counicil Offices

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10/15/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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10/15/2018 10:00 AM - Dahlonegah

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10/10/2018 03:11 PM - Sallisaw,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood Halloween stories. Levada Wildcat talks to us about things walking around in her house and she bravely tries to find out exactly what it was.

10/10/2018 03:08 PM - Stilwell,OK

Cherokee Nation Public Health hosted National Walk to School Day this year in Adair County. Wind and rain did not stop Elementary and Middle school students who came to Edna M. Carson Park for the walk. Walk to School Day in the USA began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities and to share the importance of physical activity and school zone safety.

10/10/2018 03:05 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Last flu season was one of the worst on record and flu season is about to start again. Cherokee Nation Public Health is offering vaccinations all over the fourteen county jurisdictions for Cherokee Nation citizens and their families, including non-Native family members living in the household.

10/09/2018 02:40 PM - Hulbert,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Charles grew up on Ranger creek in Hulbert and he tells us about showing respect for his elders and doing his chores before he was told. Making his own toys was a lot of fun and he became a pretty good hunter only using the three shells his grandfather gave him.

10/09/2018 02:36 PM - Tahlequah,OK

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and more than 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Know what is normal for you and if you have changes to your breast see your health care provider immediately. Early detection is important. Listen to one families story about dealing the disease.

09/27/2018 04:00 PM - Council Chambers

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09/25/2018 01:43 PM - Tahlequah,OK

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and more than 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in American Indian women. Listen to a survivors story about her experience with breast cancer. Our heritage centers on the home and family so we need to stay healthy for upcoming generations. Early detection is an important part of treating breast cancer and may save your life.

09/25/2018 01:40 PM - Vinita,OK

The Cherokee Adult choir kicked off Cherokee Day at the Eastern Trail Museum in Vinita on Saturday September 22. Pottery, woodcarving, and flint knapping were a few of the demonstrations by Cherokee Treasures. Lawrence Panther was on hand to give folks a chance to learn a little about the Cherokee language. The authors of the recently released Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity were on hand to talk about the book and also stayed to sign copies

09/20/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

During our August presentation, the Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program (CLMAP) gave a brief overview of their program and its goals to revitalize the Cherokee language by creating conversationally proficient speakers and teachers. We had great feedback from everyone that attended, and many attendees have requested a “Part II” of the presentation to allow the CLMAP to expand on the methods and learning styles used in their language immersion program.

09/18/2018 12:02 PM - Siloam Springs,OK

A dinner was held for the nine veterans going on the Cherokee Nation’s fifth Warrior flight on Sunday at Cherokee Hotel & Casino West Siloam Springs. These veterans served during World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War and are headed to Washington D.C. to visit the war memorials, tour the White House, Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian and the U.S. Capitol, and for the first time, they will present a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington Cemetery.

09/10/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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09/05/2018 02:33 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Here is a look at some of the highlights from the 66th Cherokee National Holiday, a celebration of Cherokee heritage, cultural awareness and reuniting families.

09/05/2018 09:49 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Sadie was born 99 years ago in Marble City. She tells about going fishing, catching crawdads and swimming in the creek. She spent her first young years with her grandfather after her Mom passed away. Her grandfather thought it would be best to take her to Sequoyah to go to school when she was around six.

08/30/2018 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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08/28/2018 01:53 PM - Tahlequah,OK

The 66th Cherokee National Holiday kicked of with a stickball tournament at the Sequoyah Football field on Saturday August 25th. The Nighthawks and the OTF Grizzlies played a best two out of three tourney, with the Nighthawks coming out on top. This is the sixth year for the stickball tournament. Take a look at some of the action.

08/28/2018 01:51 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Nation’s 13th Annual Traditional Native Games Championship was held Saturday at the Cherokee Nation ONE FIRE Field. Adults and children earned the right to compete for cash prizes for the top three finishers in each division. This year the championships were just one of the events held the weekend before the 66th Cherokee National Holiday.

08/21/2018 01:26 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Chelbie has known she was Cherokee since the day she was born and has been immersed in many traditions. She attends Sequoyah High School and is a junior this fall. Chelbie’s life is focused on her family, faith, and academics. She does have a few electives such as art and her computer class. Chelbie is an active member of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council and is currently president. She has enjoyed the years of learning and meeting diverse people.

08/21/2018 01:22 PM - Jay,OK

Sam Hider Health Center has started doing Cooking with Commodities classes. The classes are held twice a month with a daytime and evening class available to everyone. The centers registered dietitian uses a new recipe each month and teaches the class how to use some of the commodities they get to make new and healthier dishes. Blue corn meal is one of the commodities offered, so the class made blue corn chips and tortillas 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

08/21/2018 09:00 AM - Council Offices

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08/16/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

According to current statistics, less than 1% of Cherokee citizens speak the Cherokee language. With such a small percentage of tribal citizens speaking ??? (Cherokee), a program that increases the population of Cherokee speakers on an exponential level is greatly needed. The Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program (CLMAP) provides opportunities for individuals to participate in a two year, group Master Apprentice immersion experience, with the expectation of over the course of two years, Language Apprentices receive approximately 3,900 contact hours of Cherokee. Through extended time with Master Cherokee Speakers, language and cultural field trips, Cherokee community involvement, and professional development, Language Apprentices develop the language skills to become Cherokee teachers. Presentation is part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series, held the third Thursday of each month. For more information contact Catherine Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org.

08/14/2018 10:19 AM - Vian,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Levada remembers starting to do chores at the age of two, helping her father drag wood. She learned to read her older sisters nursing books and loved singing when she had time to herself. When her mother got sick Levada had to quit school and by the time she returned she was 12. Levada enrolled herself in to the first grade, so she would be able to learn everything she had missed.

08/13/2018 06:00 PM - Council Offices

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08/02/2018 09:27 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Skylar will be entering her senior year this fall and has already taken many classes getting her ready for a possible career helping animals. Even though she does take some hard classes she also loves art and has taken several art classes. She also helped finish painting a mural at the school this year. Skylar has been apart of the Cherokee National Youth Choir since the sixth grade and will spend her last year with the choir this year. She appreciates the experiences she has gotten from traveling and spending time with them. She comes from a strong Cherokee background and is very close with her family and her grandmother spent time teaching her and her family may traditions and values.

07/30/2018 01:59 PM - Stilwell,OK

New Life Church hosted the 6th Annual Backpack Giveaway at Carson Park on Thursday, July 26th. This was the first time the event was held in the park. Crowds lined up early to get a chance for a free backpack loaded with school supplies and toiletries to begin the new school year. Volunteers from New Life Church helped stuff 800 backpacks the night before the big event. All of the 800 backpacks were given away. Cherokee Nation, community businesses, organizations and churches very on hand to help with booths and give the children and parents information to help them out for the fast approaching school year.

07/24/2018 09:25 AM - Muskogee,OK

Keaton is a top student and likes science. The class had a chance to dissect a frog recently and he was also involved in the school science fair this year. Keaton’s way of finding out he was even Native American was by asking his Mom and she is where he gets his heritage. He is not really set on a career, going in to the eighth grade, but would maybe like to be a Cherokee researcher or teacher of our history.

07/24/2018 09:00 AM - Tahlequah,OK

The Cherokee Heritage Center held a Family Day on Saturday July 21st. Families toured Diligwa, the most authentic Cherokee experience in the world based on life in the early 1700s. The kids had the chance to hunt for arrowheads after the tour to take home with them. In Adams Corner Rural Village there was storytelling face painting, tattoo drawing and the buildings were open for touring with the General store providing drinks and popcorn. Flint snapping demonstrations were available and kids had a chance to shoot blowguns. The Cherokee Heritage Center is a nonprofit organization and is the premier cultural center for Cherokee history, culture and the arts.

07/19/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Lawrence Panther, Cherokee Language Translator and Curriculum Developer, gives a history presentation on Sequoyah’s Original Syllabary Order, opposed to the (now) standard syllabary chart, and how it has evolved since it was first invented in the 1820’s

07/18/2018 02:25 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Nation One Fire victims’ services hosted the “ On the Wings of Hope”, the 5th annual Charles L. Head memorial and butterfly release at the Heirloom Garden on Tuesday July 17th. Peggy Head and family were also in attendance. Principal Chief Bill John Baker spoke of his friend Charles L Head, the late Secretary of State who started One Fire and how he envisioned helping all those individuals and families affected by child abuse, domestic violence and dating violence.

07/16/2018 10:30 AM - Vinita Health Center

Cherokee Nation’s Vinita Health Center hosted a free cooking class on Wednesday July 11th. Cherokee Nation dietician Emily Mealin shared cooking and gardening tips during the first class. Another thing Emily discussed was composting the leftover ingredients she used when cooking. The cooking classes will be available every month and Emily wants to try new and different dishes. She would also like to tray a traditional cooking class. For more information about upcoming classes or to register, call Emily Mealin at 918-256-4841.

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07/06/2018 12:00 AM - Sallisaw,Ok

Visiting with our Elders as the recall the childhood and growing up Cherokee. Fields tells us about growing up during the depression and going to Sequoyah Orphan TrainingSchool after his parents passed. He also talks about the fun times before, like hunting with bean flips and breaking his cow to ride.

06/28/2018 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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06/27/2018 10:00 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Garrett Tune is a recent graduate of Sequoyah High School and was very involved in school activities and his studies. Family is very important to Garrett and they taught him the Cherokee ways at a young age and he credits his uncles for teaching him and always being there. Garrett wants to become a doctor and work in the emergency room. He has been job shadowing at WW Hastings hospital already learning the ropes. He definitely wants to come back and work for the Cherokee Nation.

06/25/2018 12:00 AM - Tahlequah,OK

The 2018 Remember the Removal riders traveled the Northern route of the Trail of Tears going roughly 60 miles per day across Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas, before ending their 1,000-mile journey in Tahlequah, the end point of the trail. The ride in to Oklahoma through Lincoln, Arkansas was most anticipated because the riders knew they would be close to home. They didn’t let a little rain to stop them. After they stopped all of the riders walked over the state line together. Remember the Removal bike ride ensures our future leaders don’t forget the past and always honor the sacrifices our ancestors made.

06/18/2018 08:00 AM - Hulbert,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Kayla recently graduated from Hulbert High school and she was involved in many clubs at school and was Senior Class President. She also helps out in her community with various programs and she volunteers at the Hulbert Library. She started a new business, Cupcakes by Kayla Renee because of her love for cooking. Kayla says she got her love of cooking from her grandmother. She lives with her grandparents and they spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

06/15/2018 12:00 AM - Sequoyah High School, Tahlequah,OK

Over 150 students turned out for Operation Orange held at Sequoyah’s Place Where They Play on Thursday June 14th. Operation Orange is a free summer traveling camp where our Oklahoma State University medical students and faculty inspire today’s high school students to be tomorrow’s doctors. Chief Bill John Baker greeted the crowd and talked about the need for medical professionals and the partnership with the OSU medical school. High school is the perfect time to begin exploring those interests and discovering the path to achieve the goals. The students had a chance to hear from OSU medical students and staff about how to begin the path to a medical career.

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06/04/2018 11:13 AM - Hulbert,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Jack grew up in McLemore Hollow near Briggs and tells us about playing in the woods and catching crawdads. He also tells about how he would gather traditional foods with his family and knowing when he was in trouble from his father.

06/04/2018 11:04 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Alayna and her family are very traditional and they spend a lot of time together in church and Sunday family gatherings. Alayna was one of the first Immersion students and recently graduated from Sequoyah High School and was member of the Cherokee National Youth choir .

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05/30/2018 09:24 AM - Tahlequah,OK

The Cherokee Nation hosted a send-off ceremony for the ten Cherokee cyclists who left Tahlequah on Tuesday for the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride. The tribe also selected Jennifer Johnson, a 48-year-old Cherokee Nation citizen and Oklahoma City lawyer, as this year’s mentor rider. This marks 180 years since the Trail of Tears and it will be the eleventh Tail of Tears bike ride. The riders will be joined by cyclists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina and start the ride in New Echota, Georgia, on June 3.

05/24/2018 01:55 PM - Bell,OK

Bell Elementary is a small school of around 100 students in rural Adair County. The school goes from Pre K to the eighth grade. Bell started a robotics team five years ago and have come a long way since the beginning. The kids design and build their own robots for the year of competition. The team went to 6 competitions throughout the year. Kim and Trent Ford took over the program three years ago and have been to the State and World Robotics competition all three years. 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.

05/23/2018 09:36 AM - Akins,OK

Cherokee Nation hosted the Traditional Native Games at Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum on Saturday May 19th. This is the thirteenth year for the competition and this year there will be a change to the finals. Hatchet throwing was a big draw this year and there were several competitors trying for the first time. Participants competed against one another in Cherokee marbles, horseshoes, blowgun, corn stalk shoot, and chunkey. In addition to the traditional games, Sequoyah Day was also held at the Sequoyah Cabin Museum. The family friendly event was a day of traditional Cherokee art, music, and activities for the kids.

05/23/2018 09:25 AM - Muskogee,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Traeden is very proud to be Cherokee and has aspirations of becoming Chief one day. He credits his family for instilling the traditions in him even at a young age. Even though he lives in Muskogee now he spends a lot of weekends with his family in Stilwell and likes to help out when he can. Traeden is an eighth grader at Alice Robertson Junior High and attends classes at the New Tech Academy.

05/22/2018 10:00 AM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: John Rozell from Cherokee Nation ICW And Brian Wagnon, a Cherokee Foster Parent

05/17/2018 03:24 PM - Oaks,OK

Visiting with our elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. George grew up in Black Fox hollow near Little Kansas playing in the woods and swimming in the creek. He tells us about having persimmon fights and making their own bows. George also tells us about an unusual way of hunting for rabbits with his father.

05/17/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Brad Wagnon, Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach, will give a history presentation on Cherokee Nation and the American Civil War. Using family stories and primary source documents, Brad’s presentation will explore the life of everyday Cherokees during the war. Attendees will learn the struggles and triumphs of Cherokee people as they braved what many in past have called “a war within a war.”

05/15/2018 04:38 PM - Tahlequah,OK

This is the fourth year that Cherokee Nation HERO Project has hosted Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The free event was held at One Fire Field on Friday May 11. This year’s theme is superheroes, and everyone who signed the pledge banner received a cape and mask to wear.

05/15/2018 04:34 PM - Muskogee,OK

Students from the Teen Ecology class at Alice Robertson Junior High had a plant and vegetable sale recently. Cherokee Nation donated the funds to build the outdoor classroom. The students were responsible for planting and nurturing the plants that were grown and sold to keep the greenhouse going financially

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05/04/2018 09:22 AM - Stilwell,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Lauren is very active in her classes and school activities and is taking concurrent classes at Northeastern State University. She didn’t grow up in a traditional Cherokee family,but she started to learn more after she began running with the Cherokee Nation WINGS club and going on field trips. Lauren does a lot to help out in the community through Student Council activities and she has played on the varsity basketball team since she was a freshman.

04/26/2018 03:30 PM - Council Offices

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04/19/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presenter: Jason Church Materials Conservator at the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Jason Church, materials conservator at the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, will discuss the importance of preserving historic cemeteries and the best practices and skills for cleaning and conserving cemetery gravestones and monuments.

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04/04/2018 10:25 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Over 700 area students attended the Cherokee Territory Days recently at the Cherokee Heritage Center. The students had the opportunity to spend an interactive day learning about the Cherokee arts, language and lifestyles of the 1890s. The annual educational event features a variety of hands-on learning activities for public, private and home-schooled children grades K-12. Students also had the chance to try their hand at cultural games such as blow gun shooting, stickball, and marbles. Cultural stations were located throughout the grounds to introduce students to the art of Cherokee pottery making, basket weaving, and finger weaving.

04/04/2018 10:18 AM - Stilwell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Madeleine grew up in Bell, USA as she calls it and she grew up in a big family. They had to make their toys from things they found and she had trouble learning english when she started school, but she learned.

04/03/2018 09:32 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Deputy Chief (And Navy Veteran) S. Joe Crittenden led the color guard in to start the Vietnam War Veterans Remembrance Day at the Cherokee Veterans Center. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, signed into law on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, designates March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home more than 40 years ago.

04/03/2018 09:22 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Garret was in the third grade before he realized what being Cherokee really meant. Now that he is a sophomore, he feels strongly about being a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Garret is the sophomore class president,he is involved in student council and has been selected to be apart of the National Honor Society. He gets his heritage form his mothers side of the family and they spend lots of time together listening to stories about his grandfather.

03/29/2018 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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03/22/2018 11:38 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Elder care has been keeping their participants busy during the month of March. Harold and Glenda Shinn from Porum came down to entertain the group for St. Patrick’s Day with a couple of tunes from Elvis and some gospel music that kept them moving in their seats. The Cherokee Cruisin Classic Car club brought a few of their cars by and the participants liked talking about and seeing cars from their past. Cherokee Elder Care has been helping our Elders in several communities for almost ten years. It first opened August 1, 2008 with two enrolled participants.

03/15/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

One of the five women featured in Cherokee Nation’s exhibit “Cherokee Women Who Changed the World,” Winnie Guess-Perdue will join us for a special presentation to share her extraordinary journey. Winnie Guess-Perdue is a direct descendant of Sequoyah and an accomplished ballerina, fancy dancer, and artist. A lifetime athlete, Winnie is a Race Walker and Leg Press Gold and Silver medalist competing in the Oklahoma Senior Olympics and the National Senior Games. In 2002, she competed in Melbourne, Australia at the World Masters Games and in 2004, was named Oklahoma’s Senior Athlete of the Year. Winnie is one of 2-3 females in history to have mastered the old school traditional version of the Hoop Dance and is recognized as an honored elder of early female “fancy dancers.” In addition to numerous awards and honors, Winnie was a finalist in the 1957 Miss Indian America competition, received the Moscelyn Larkin Greater Tulsa Lifetime of Cultural Achievement Award in 2008, and in 2015 she accepted the Oral Roberts University Lifetime of Global Achievement Award. She is a member of the Gillies at the Gilcrease Museum, former Board member of the Cherokee Heritage Center, and serves on the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission. Winnie has also performed on numerous television shows, including the Ed Sullivan Show and Today Show.

03/13/2018 09:26 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Nation Fish & Wildlife Association (CNFW) co-sponsored the ORES (Organization of rural elementary schools) Archery Tournament on Friday, March 9th at the Joe Thornton Archery Range. ORES was founded in 1984 and is the oldest rural school organization in Oklahoma. Twenty- five schools participated and World champion archer Joe Thornton was on hand to watch the kids compete. Zaneis was the official all around winner and the school who came the furthest traveling around four hours to compete.

03/13/2018 09:23 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Elder Care hosted 12 volunteers from Vanderbilt University for Alternative Spring Break. This is the 8th year volunteers have come to do volunteer work at Adult Day Health Center and go to elders’ homes and help them with yard work and small repairs around the house. Every day part of the group would stay at the Adult Day Health Center and the other would branch out to assist the elders in the community.

03/13/2018 09:14 AM - Chelsea,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. This busy senior is class president, Vice president of National Technical Honor Society she is a Teachers aide, Secretary/Reporter of Student Council just to name a few groups she is involved at school. Allison gets her Cherokee Heritage from her grandfathers. She was not really raised knowing she was Cherokee, but after Allison got older she learned from school and camps.

03/12/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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03/07/2018 09:03 AM - Stilwell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Jerry tells us about learning to behave after being chased with a switch and hiding in a tree. He also talks about making toys out of old tires and wagon wheel rims. When he started school he only spoke Cherokee and his teacher taught him to speak English.

02/27/2018 09:24 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Katelyn comes from a long line of strong Cherokees who have been apart of art, history, community and the administration. She started college courses at the beginning of her junior year at Sequoyah. When she begins her full time college career she will be sophomore. Her dream is to be in musical theatre in college working her way on to the professional stage singing, dancing, and acting. She has been training since she was young.

02/22/2018 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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02/15/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Omar Reed, Historical Interpreter at Fort Gibson Historic Site, will discuss the role African Americans played during the American Civil War in Indian Territory. His presentation will focus on the historical significance of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which was the first black regiment to be organized in the Union Army and the first black unit to see combat during the Civil War. Presentation is part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. For more information contact Catherine Foreman-Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org

02/13/2018 04:23 PM - Tahlequah,OK

The Cherokee Nation delivered hundreds of handmade valentine cards to veterans in Muskogee Friday February 9th, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Now in its 10th year, Cherokee Nation’s Valentines for Vets program shares handmade valentines with Cherokee and non-Cherokee veterans across the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. This year the center received over 3,000 homemade Valentines Day cards. The late Rogan Noble who was a marine veteran started the program in 2008. The volunteer driven project delivers the valentines to the VA Hospitals in VA Nursing Homes in Claremore and Talihina. Valentines were also delivered to the VA Clinics in Jay, Vinita and Tulsa.

02/12/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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02/09/2018 12:47 PM - Bell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Leona grew up South of Stilwell Oklahoma. She was a teenager before she made her first trip to town and Cherokee was the language spoken in her family. They did not have toys, so they made up games to play.

02/05/2018 10:39 AM - Stilwell,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Chad has been splitting his time at high school and taking six hours at Northeastern State University. He has been taking a Calculus 3 course, which is in no way easy, but he says he just gets it. He is also involved in skeet and trap shooting, which he says help him with his hunting ability. There is not much time to hunt between school and helping on the farm.

01/18/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: Matt Anderson, Cultural Specialist for Cherokee Nation Early Cherokees had stories of an ancient priesthood society that existed among them before European contact. This priesthood society is similar to the mound builder societies that existed during the Mississippian era. Matt Anderson, Cultural Specialist for Cherokee Nation, will discuss the connection between the Cherokee and these ancient mound builder societies. Part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. For more information contact Catherine Foreman-Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org.

01/17/2018 10:00 AM - Council Offices

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01/16/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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01/08/2018 01:09 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Kortni has grown up with a Cherokee influence from her family and later learning more in school. Kortni takes concurrent classes at Sequoyah and Northeastern State University. She started her college courses in her sophomore year. Kortni became a member of the Tribal Youth Council and wants to help make changes during her tenure. She would also like to help start a program that teaches students what to expect before college.

01/08/2018 01:01 PM - Stilwell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Louise is the youngest of ten children who grew up in the Cherry Tree area south of Stilwell. She recalls riding stick horses with her younger brother and rolling tires. She also tells us how they stored their milk and butter in a hole in the ground.