Cherokee Nation Newsletters
The Cherokee Nation celebrated two appointments to important posts and the opening of a $9.5 million road project last week.
Delaware County residents can enjoy a new 9.75-mile stretch of paved highway that the Cherokee Nation just completed. Delaware County Road North 4580 connects Kenwood to the Twin Oaks area. It was paved to provide safer travel for tribal and non-tribal citizens living in the area and opens a new corridor to increase economic development. This year, the Cherokee Nation plans to invest $11.8 million in road and bridge repairs.
The tribe’s senior advisor of education services, Neil Morton, has been appointed as a Sequoyah Fellow by Northeastern State University. Morton, of Stilwell, will keep an office at NSU and serve as an advisor on the liberal arts, language and indigenous studies programs while continuing his position with the tribe. The honorary position had only ever been held by the late Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller.
Fluent Cherokee speaker Candessa Tehee was named Cherokee Heritage Center’s new executive director. Tehee, of Tahlequah, formerly managed the tribe’s language program. Tehee will graduate this spring from the University of Oklahoma with a doctorate in sociocultural and linguistic anthropology.
For more Cherokee Nation news and information on events, please follow the links below.
Cherokee Nation building new health center in Jay – 01/27/2014
The Cherokee Nation is pressing forward with plans to vastly expand its health care system across northeast Oklahoma.
Cherokee Nation Marshals investigating incident involving K-9 – 01/27/2014
An investigation is underway regarding an incident in which a Cherokee Nation Marshal Service K-9 bit a motorist during a routine traffic stop on Thursday.
Morton named Sequoyah Fellow by NSU – 01/24/2014
One of Cherokee Nation’s top education officials has been named a Sequoyah Fellow by Northeastern State University. The honorary position had only ever been held by the late Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller.
Cherokee Heritage Center names new executive director – 01/23/2014
Twenty years ago when Candessa Tehee worked as a teenage tour guide at the Cherokee Heritage Center, she had no idea she would someday be in charge of the operation. During the January board meeting, the Cherokee National Historical Society Board of Directors named Tehee the new executive director of the Cherokee Heritage Center.
Cherokee Nation completes $9.5 million road project in Delaware County – 01/22/2014
The Cherokee Nation has completed a $9.5 million road project in southern Delaware County. Nearly 10 miles of dirt road connecting Kenwood to the Twin Oaks area was paved to provide safer travel for tribal and non-tribal citizens who live in the area.
Cherokee Nation officials hosting reception for Cherokee veterans – 01/21/2014
Whether it is a service medal or a photo of a uniformed soldier, Cherokee Nation officials want to honor Cherokee veterans by showcasing military artifacts and memorabilia.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day statement from Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker – 01/20/2014
As we recognize and honor Martin Luther King today, it is a good time to reflect on where we are as a country