We hope everyone is staying safe and warm this week. A snowstorm brought six inches of snow to parts of the Cherokee Nation the past few days, which caused us to close early on Thursday and all day Friday. We’re up and running again today, however, ready to help our citizens in need.
Principal Chief Bill John Baker offered our condolences on the passing of one of the greatest leaders of our lifetime, Nelson Mandela, who died last week at the age of 95. Native Americans in the United States shared many of the same struggles as Mandela and his people, yet he remained the model of change through non-violence. Nelson Mandela’s life was awe-inspiring, and we hope his example touches our citizens to do a good deed in his memory.
With Christmas and the holiday season upon us, it’s time to volunteer and give back to the community. A group of 30 of our citizens did just that recently, building picnic tables and replacing basketball goals for children at the Cherokee Children’s Mission in Adair County. The ministry outreach provides a safe haven on the weekends for children ages 2 to16.
Lastly, we’re very excited about Cherokee Nation Technologies beginning work with the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians' Office of Historical Trust Accounting. Cherokee Nation Technologies will provide research and historical documentation services in support of the U.S. Department of Interior's efforts to reconcile monetary accounts with Native American tribes.
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Wado Cherokee Nation Principal Chief offers condolences on the passing of Nelson Mandela– 12/06/2013
“Today we mourn with the entire world on the passing of Nelson Mandela. Few people in the history of mankind have moved and inspired people the way he did.
Cherokee Nation Technologies is beginning its work with the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians' Office of Historical Trust Accounting (OHTA) to provide research and historical documentation services in support of the U.S. Department Of Interior's efforts to reconcile monetary accounts with Native American tribes.
Young Cherokees hoping to learn more about their ancestors’ trek along the Trail of Tears have a unique opportunity. The Remember the Removal Bike Ride is now accepting applications for the summer 2014 ride.
Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Victoria Mitchell Vazquez and Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. met with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg recently. The two were in Washington, DC for the White House Tribal National Conference and were able to set up a special meeting with Justice Ginsberg.