Saturday, August 31, 2013

Indigenous Issues and News

Indigenous Issues and News

Cherokee Nation Newsletter


It's a short newsletter this week but the news is big . . .

The 61st annual Cherokee National Holiday is this coming weekend in
Tahlequah, Oklahoma! Come home and celebrate with over 100,000 of your
best friends and family as we enjoy all things Cherokee. For a
complete rundown of events, schedules, maps and other information
click here

Ever thought about learning how to speak the Cherokee language? Osta!
Enrollment for fall online classes is now open. Click here
 to learn more or enroll in the class. Wado.

We'll be looking for you at the 61st annual Cherokee National Holiday
this coming weekend in Tahlequah. Wi tse do lv i (Ya’ll come!)

Julie Thornton crowned Miss Cherokee 2013-14
 – 08/26/2013

Julie Thornton, of Gore, was crowned the new Miss Cherokee at a
leadership competition Saturday at Cornerstone Fellowship in Tahlequah

Lt. Governor Lamb delivers commencement address to Job Corps graduates
– 08/23/2013

After words of encouragement from the state’s second in command, 220
Talking Leaves Job Corps students walked across stage to graduate
Friday at Sequoyah Schools’ The Play Where They Play.

Cherokee Nation restoring roof of historic courthouse
 – 08/23/2013

Cherokee Nation officials are continuing with the next phase of its
preservation efforts at the Saline District Courthouse by restoring
the roof. It is the last remaining district courthouse of nine built
by the tribe in the 1880s.

Cherokee National Youth Choir in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
– 08/23/2013

The Cherokee National Youth Choir will trade their traditional
Thanksgiving turkey and dressing meal to travel to New York City and
sing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Veterans invited to Holiday Reception in new Vet Center
– 08/23/2013

The nearly completed Cherokee Nation Veterans Center is having a soft
opening this Labor Day weekend, as the site of this year’s Cherokee
National Holiday Veterans Reception.

Nancy Ward musical comes to Tahlequah for Cherokee Holiday
 – 08/22/2013

A musical chronicling the life of Cherokee peace leader Nancy Ward
will be featured as part of the 61st Annual Cherokee National Holiday,
with free showings at the Northeastern State University Center for
Performing Arts on Aug. 27, 30 and 31.

Teams travel to Cherokee Nation for inaugural stickball tournament
 – 08/21/2013

Five stickball teams from Oklahoma and Mississippi will showcase their
skills Saturday in the inaugural Cherokee National Holiday men’s
stickball tournament at Sequoyah Schools’ Thompson Field.


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