Friday, September 13, 2013

Cherokee Nation News

Cherokee Nation News

The new Junior Miss Cherokee 2013-2014 is LaNiece Belcher! It was an
exciting competition this year with 10 entrants. Congratulations also
go to our newest little Cherokee Ambassadors: Alexis Snell, Chujah
Flute, Miah Summerfield, Nathan Lowrey and Sinihele Rhoades. You can
leave messages of congratulations on our Cherokee National Holiday
facebook page
. It's also a great way to check on scheduled events and announcements
regarding the upcoming holiday!

Speaking of the holiday, we really, really need entries for the
Cherokee National Holiday Traditional Foods Cook-off! The cook-off is
on Saturday, Aug. 31 here in Tahlequah and the entry deadline has been
extended just a few more days to 5 p.m. on 8/21. More info: email

From the Cherokee Arts Center: Congratulations to all of our artists
and friends that took prizes at Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
See the list of winners by clicking here


 Chuck Hoskin Jr. nominated for Cherokee Nation Secretary of State

– 08/19/2013

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker today nominated Chuck
Hoskin Jr. of Vinita to serve as secretary of state for the tribe.

Cherokee Nation car tags to be expanded statewide

– 08/16/2013

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Oklahoma Governor
Mary Fallin signed agreements Friday that will allow Cherokee citizens
living in all 77 Oklahoma counties to buy a Cherokee Nation license

61st Annual Cherokee National Holiday boasts new events

– 08/15/2013

The 61st Annual Cherokee National Holiday hits Labor Day weekend with
dozens of free, fun things to do, including a musical based on the
life of famous Cherokee peace leader Nancy Ward, a traditional
competitive stickball tournament and an appearance by professional
angler Jason Christie, a Cherokee citizen.

Nine Tribal Council members take oath of office

 – 08/15/2013

Nine Cherokee Nation Tribal Council members have four years of key
policy decision-making ahead, as they were officially sworn in to
office Wednesday during an inauguration ceremony at Sequoyah
Schools’ The Place Where They Play.

2013 Little Cherokee Ambassadors crowned

 – 08/15/2013

Cherokee Immersion School eighth-grader Sinihele Rhoades’
traditional story of the Cherokee water spider in both an English and
Cherokee translation earned her the title of Little Cherokee
Ambassador on Saturday.

Greasy Schools receive needed supplies, continued support

 – 08/14/2013

Cherokee Nation Industries employees are helping students at Greasy
Public Schools kick off the new school year by donating much-needed
school supplies and other items during a recent visit to the
school’s new elementary school building.

Chief Baker issues response to Capobiancos' news conference

 – 08/14/2013

Principal Chief Bill John Baker issued the following statement
Wednesday in response to the Capobiancos’ arrival in Oklahoma and
news conference:

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