Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cherokee Link News

Cherokee Link News

This week the Cherokee Nation welcomed back the Remember the Removal cyclists who retraced the more than 900-mile, northern route of the Trail of Tears. The cyclists were greeted by more than 300 people who gathered on the Cherokee Nation Capitol Square for a ceremony presenting them awards and to hear stories of the journey. To see pictures of the month-long trek visit www.remembertheremoval.org .
Cherokee Nation is also seeking arts and crafts vendors for the 57th Annual Cherokee National Holiday. For more information visit http://www.cherokee.org/NewsRoom/FullStory/2938/Page/Default.aspx.
The Cherokee Nation is accepting applications for the Jr. Miss Cherokee Ambassador Competition, to be held on Saturday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m., in conjunction with the Cherokee National Holiday. For more information visit http://www.cherokee.org/NewsRoom/FullStory/2937/Page/Default.aspx.
Wado! (Thank you)
Cherokee Nation
P.O.Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465
918 453-5000
***Cherokee Nation News***
Cherokee Nation’s July History Presentation to Focus on River Cane Conservation: 7/17/2009
(C) Cherokee Nation
Roger Cain, a designated Cherokee National Treasure, will be the next speaker in the Cherokee Nation History series. Cain will give a presentation about river cane conservation next Thursday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cherokee Nation tribal complex.
Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Passes Recycling Act: 7/14/2009 4:06:00 PM
(C) Cherokee Nation
In an effort to show care for the environment, the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council voted unanimously to pass an act requiring the establishment of a Reduce, Reuse and Recycle program for all tribal entities by January, 2010.
Cherokee Nation Celebrates Bike Ride Homecoming: 7/14/2009 10:23:00 AM
(C) Cherokee Nation
One month ago, a determined group of Cherokee students and Cherokee Nation officials set out on the quest of a lifetime. The group drove to Calhoun, Ga., got on bicycles and began an arduous return journey, retracing the steps of their ancestors on the northern route of the Trail of Tears. This Wednesday, after logging more than 950 miles on the road, the group will make the final leg of its journey through Stilwell and Tahlequah. The public is invited to participate in the homecoming activities.
**** Other Links of Interest ****
Games - http://www.cherokee.org/home.aspx?section=culture&culture=games
Community Calendar - http://www.cherokee.org/home.aspx?section=calendar
RSS Feed - http://rss.cherokee.org
Podcasts - http://podcasts.cherokee.org
E-Cards - http://ecards.cherokee.org
**** Cultural Tidbits ****
The often-reported figure of 4,000 deaths on the Trail of Tears is a gross undercount. Considering the deaths in the stockades, and deaths after arrival in Indian Territory due to the effects of the journey, the number is much greater.

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