Monday, July 29, 2013

Cherokee Nation Newsletter

Cherokee Nation Newsletters


Did you know that the Cherokee Nation is the largest Indian tribe in
the United States with more than 317,000 citizens? We are a provider
of health and human services, education, employment and housing
services, economic development, environmental protection and more.

The swearing-in ceremony for the nine recently-elected Cherokee Nation
Tribal Councilors will be at 2pm, August 14 at the "Place Where They
Play" on the Sequoyah School campus near Tahlequah.

Headed off to college? Have questions about education services in
general? Take a moment to visit the Education section
 of You'll find lots of information available about
college resources, directed studies, the immersion school, Sequoyah
Schools and more.

The Transit department is opening a new route from Tahlequah to
Catoosa (The Hard Rock). Click here
 for the details!

Cherokee Nation's Hastings Hospital is undertaking a new Baby-Friendly
hospital initiative. Baby-Friendly is part of a national certification
effort and includes improved educational programs for pregnant women,
new hospital policies to facilitate breast feeding, staff training and
providing designated areas in the hospital for women who are nursing
their children.

Have you ever googled in Cherokee? Did you know you could? Click here
 and give it a try!

Garvin wins District 4 run off
 – 07/28/2013

Cherokee Nation Tribal Council incumbent Don Garvin retains his seat
after winning the District 4 run-off race against challenger Mike

Cherokee Elder Care celebrates fifth anniversary
 – 07/26/2013

Cherokee Elder Care opened its doors five years ago, serving just two
elders with 20 employees, but has since grown to serving 123 elders by
56 dedicated employees and now working on a facility expansion.

Cherokee Fire Dancers deploy to Oregon
 – 07/25/2013

A dozen Cherokee Nation Fire Dancers were deployed Tuesday to Oregon
to help fight wildfires in Northern California.

Redbird Smith employees surprise 10-year-old paraplegic with hand
 – 07/25/2013

A 10-year-old Cherokee girl paralyzed in a car wreck nearly two years
ago got a great surprise Monday thanks to some caring employees from
Redbird Smith Health Center in Sallisaw.

Cherokee Nation deeply disappointed at South Carolina Supreme
Court’s denial
 – 07/25/2013

Today the South Carolina Supreme Court denied petitions for rehearing
in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, filed by both the
Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation citizen Dusten Brown. Brown is an
Iraq combat veteran who has raised his daughter for more than a year
and a half inside the Cherokee Nation community of Nowata. Brown is
currently out of state at mandatory National Guard training.

Cherokee Nation Chief offers UKB compromise
 – 07/24/2013

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker today announced two
possible scenarios to avoid a long and complicated federal battle on
the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Corporation land into
trust application.

Deputy Chief Crittenden testifies before Congress
 – 07/23/2013

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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