Monday, May 20, 2013

Cherokee Nation Newsletter

Cherokee Nation Newsletter

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Date: Mon, May 20, 2013 at 2:39 PM
Subject: Shawnee Tornados Council Elections Cherokee Arts Center


Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker offered the following
statement Monday to show support for tornado victims in Shawnee, Ok.

“Today we extend our prayers to those Oklahomans injured or
displaced by yesterday’s tornadoes and powerful storms,” Chief
Baker said. “None of us are strangers to the damaging effects of
severe weather and our hearts go out to everyone in the Shawnee area.
The Cherokee Nation is steadfast in our commitment to help and we have
reached out to those affected by these terrible storms to offer our
assistance and support. We will continue to stand with our fellow
Oklahomans and fellow tribes during this very difficult time. God
bless the victims of these storms and God bless the people of

Save the date, voters! Here is your chance to hear from the candidates
in the upcoming tribal elections. RSU Public TV will hold Cherokee
Nation election forums at 6 p.m. Mon June 3. The forums will be
streamed over the internet at
 and from the website of the Pryor Chamber of Commerce,
. RSU Public TV will broadcast the events from 12:00 p.m. til 1:00
p.m. on June 10, 12 and 14. The Tribal Council elections are scheduled
for June 22.

The Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah is pleased to announce they are
moving the art gallery into its new space on Muskogee Avenue!
Workshops and studio spaces will remain in their current location at
212 S. Water. The art gallery will be relocated to 215 S. Muskogee
(right in front of the Arts Center in the old Cort Mall building) and
beginning Tuesday, May 28th the new hours are 9am-6pm Mon-Fri and
9am-2pm on Saturdays.

More than 15,000 of the new photo ID cards have been issued in the
past few months! To upgrade to a photo ID “blue card,” visit the
Cherokee Nation registration office from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday at the W.W. Keeler Complex, 17067 S. Muskogee Ave.
Children 18 and under can also get a new photo ID card but must have a
parent or legal guardian present to sign. Upgrading to a photo ID is
optional and it is free. For more information, contact the Cherokee
Nation Registration Department at 918-458-6980 or 1-800-256-0671 or

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Scholarships <>
 – 05/17/2013

The Cherokee Nation’s College Resource office is traveling
throughout the 14-county tribal jurisdiction in May and June to help
Cherokee students fill out Cherokee Nation scholarship applications,
which are due June 14 for the fall.

Phoenix Editorial Board
 – 05/17/2013

Keith Austin, of Rogers County, will serve as the newest member of the
Cherokee Phoenix editorial board. Austin is a longtime small business
owner and advocate of the free press.

Cherokee Nation honors a family of veterans in May
– 05/16/2013

The Cherokee Nation honored a Cherokee father and eight sons, all
veterans, with the Cherokee Medal of Patriotism at its May Tribal
Council meeting.

Cherokee Nation to operate largest wind farm on tribal land
 – 05/14/2013

Cherokee Nation P.O. Box 948 Tahlequah, OK 74465

"When crazy people call you crazy, you know you're sane. 
When evil people call you evil, you know that you are a good person. 
When lairs call you a liar, you know that you are truthful. 
Know who you are and don't let others tell you who you are." - Dave Kitchen

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