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06/28/2018 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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06/18/2018 08:00 AM - Hulbert,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Kayla recently graduated from Hulbert High school and she was involved in many clubs at school and was Senior Class President. She also helps out in her community with various programs and she volunteers at the Hulbert Library. She started a new business, Cupcakes by Kayla Renee because of her love for cooking. Kayla says she got her love of cooking from her grandmother. She lives with her grandparents and they spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

06/15/2018 12:00 AM - Sequoyah High School, Tahlequah,OK

Over 150 students turned out for Operation Orange held at Sequoyah’s Place Where They Play on Thursday June 14th. Operation Orange is a free summer traveling camp where our Oklahoma State University medical students and faculty inspire today’s high school students to be tomorrow’s doctors. Chief Bill John Baker greeted the crowd and talked about the need for medical professionals and the partnership with the OSU medical school. High school is the perfect time to begin exploring those interests and discovering the path to achieve the goals. The students had a chance to hear from OSU medical students and staff about how to begin the path to a medical career.

06/11/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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06/04/2018 11:13 AM - Hulbert,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Jack grew up in McLemore Hollow near Briggs and tells us about playing in the woods and catching crawdads. He also tells about how he would gather traditional foods with his family and knowing when he was in trouble from his father.

06/04/2018 11:04 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Alayna and her family are very traditional and they spend a lot of time together in church and Sunday family gatherings. Alayna was one of the first Immersion students and recently graduated from Sequoyah High School and was member of the Cherokee National Youth choir .

05/31/2018 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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05/30/2018 09:24 AM - Tahlequah,OK

The Cherokee Nation hosted a send-off ceremony for the ten Cherokee cyclists who left Tahlequah on Tuesday for the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride. The tribe also selected Jennifer Johnson, a 48-year-old Cherokee Nation citizen and Oklahoma City lawyer, as this year’s mentor rider. This marks 180 years since the Trail of Tears and it will be the eleventh Tail of Tears bike ride. The riders will be joined by cyclists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina and start the ride in New Echota, Georgia, on June 3.

05/24/2018 01:55 PM - Bell,OK

Bell Elementary is a small school of around 100 students in rural Adair County. The school goes from Pre K to the eighth grade. Bell started a robotics team five years ago and have come a long way since the beginning. The kids design and build their own robots for the year of competition. The team went to 6 competitions throughout the year. Kim and Trent Ford took over the program three years ago and have been to the State and World Robotics competition all three years. Elementary and middle school is the most formative time in a young student's life. The best way to instill a lifelong interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is to provide a fun, engaging, and hands-on opportunity to explore and experience it for themselves.

05/23/2018 09:36 AM - Akins,OK

Cherokee Nation hosted the Traditional Native Games at Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum on Saturday May 19th. This is the thirteenth year for the competition and this year there will be a change to the finals. Hatchet throwing was a big draw this year and there were several competitors trying for the first time. Participants competed against one another in Cherokee marbles, horseshoes, blowgun, corn stalk shoot, and chunkey. In addition to the traditional games, Sequoyah Day was also held at the Sequoyah Cabin Museum. The family friendly event was a day of traditional Cherokee art, music, and activities for the kids.

05/23/2018 09:25 AM - Muskogee,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Traeden is very proud to be Cherokee and has aspirations of becoming Chief one day. He credits his family for instilling the traditions in him even at a young age. Even though he lives in Muskogee now he spends a lot of weekends with his family in Stilwell and likes to help out when he can. Traeden is an eighth grader at Alice Robertson Junior High and attends classes at the New Tech Academy.

05/22/2018 10:00 AM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: John Rozell from Cherokee Nation ICW And Brian Wagnon, a Cherokee Foster Parent

05/17/2018 03:24 PM - Oaks,OK

Visiting with our elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. George grew up in Black Fox hollow near Little Kansas playing in the woods and swimming in the creek. He tells us about having persimmon fights and making their own bows. George also tells us about an unusual way of hunting for rabbits with his father.

05/17/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Brad Wagnon, Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach, will give a history presentation on Cherokee Nation and the American Civil War. Using family stories and primary source documents, Brad’s presentation will explore the life of everyday Cherokees during the war. Attendees will learn the struggles and triumphs of Cherokee people as they braved what many in past have called “a war within a war.”

05/15/2018 04:38 PM - Tahlequah,OK

This is the fourth year that Cherokee Nation HERO Project has hosted Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The free event was held at One Fire Field on Friday May 11. This year’s theme is superheroes, and everyone who signed the pledge banner received a cape and mask to wear.

05/15/2018 04:34 PM - Muskogee,OK

Students from the Teen Ecology class at Alice Robertson Junior High had a plant and vegetable sale recently. Cherokee Nation donated the funds to build the outdoor classroom. The students were responsible for planting and nurturing the plants that were grown and sold to keep the greenhouse going financially

05/14/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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05/04/2018 09:22 AM - Stilwell,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Lauren is very active in her classes and school activities and is taking concurrent classes at Northeastern State University. She didn’t grow up in a traditional Cherokee family,but she started to learn more after she began running with the Cherokee Nation WINGS club and going on field trips. Lauren does a lot to help out in the community through Student Council activities and she has played on the varsity basketball team since she was a freshman.

04/26/2018 03:30 PM - Council Offices

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04/19/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presenter: Jason Church Materials Conservator at the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Jason Church, materials conservator at the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, will discuss the importance of preserving historic cemeteries and the best practices and skills for cleaning and conserving cemetery gravestones and monuments.

04/16/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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04/12/2018 06:00 PM - YouTube

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04/04/2018 10:25 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Over 700 area students attended the Cherokee Territory Days recently at the Cherokee Heritage Center. The students had the opportunity to spend an interactive day learning about the Cherokee arts, language and lifestyles of the 1890s. The annual educational event features a variety of hands-on learning activities for public, private and home-schooled children grades K-12. Students also had the chance to try their hand at cultural games such as blow gun shooting, stickball, and marbles. Cultural stations were located throughout the grounds to introduce students to the art of Cherokee pottery making, basket weaving, and finger weaving.

04/04/2018 10:18 AM - Stilwell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Madeleine grew up in Bell, USA as she calls it and she grew up in a big family. They had to make their toys from things they found and she had trouble learning english when she started school, but she learned.

04/03/2018 09:32 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Deputy Chief (And Navy Veteran) S. Joe Crittenden led the color guard in to start the Vietnam War Veterans Remembrance Day at the Cherokee Veterans Center. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, signed into law on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, designates March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home more than 40 years ago.

04/03/2018 09:22 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Garret was in the third grade before he realized what being Cherokee really meant. Now that he is a sophomore, he feels strongly about being a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Garret is the sophomore class president,he is involved in student council and has been selected to be apart of the National Honor Society. He gets his heritage form his mothers side of the family and they spend lots of time together listening to stories about his grandfather.

03/29/2018 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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03/29/2018 11:00 AM - Council Offices

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03/22/2018 11:38 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Elder care has been keeping their participants busy during the month of March. Harold and Glenda Shinn from Porum came down to entertain the group for St. Patrick’s Day with a couple of tunes from Elvis and some gospel music that kept them moving in their seats. The Cherokee Cruisin Classic Car club brought a few of their cars by and the participants liked talking about and seeing cars from their past. Cherokee Elder Care has been helping our Elders in several communities for almost ten years. It first opened August 1, 2008 with two enrolled participants.

03/15/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

One of the five women featured in Cherokee Nation’s exhibit “Cherokee Women Who Changed the World,” Winnie Guess-Perdue will join us for a special presentation to share her extraordinary journey. Winnie Guess-Perdue is a direct descendant of Sequoyah and an accomplished ballerina, fancy dancer, and artist. A lifetime athlete, Winnie is a Race Walker and Leg Press Gold and Silver medalist competing in the Oklahoma Senior Olympics and the National Senior Games. In 2002, she competed in Melbourne, Australia at the World Masters Games and in 2004, was named Oklahoma’s Senior Athlete of the Year. Winnie is one of 2-3 females in history to have mastered the old school traditional version of the Hoop Dance and is recognized as an honored elder of early female “fancy dancers.” In addition to numerous awards and honors, Winnie was a finalist in the 1957 Miss Indian America competition, received the Moscelyn Larkin Greater Tulsa Lifetime of Cultural Achievement Award in 2008, and in 2015 she accepted the Oral Roberts University Lifetime of Global Achievement Award. She is a member of the Gillies at the Gilcrease Museum, former Board member of the Cherokee Heritage Center, and serves on the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission. Winnie has also performed on numerous television shows, including the Ed Sullivan Show and Today Show.

03/13/2018 09:26 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Nation Fish & Wildlife Association (CNFW) co-sponsored the ORES (Organization of rural elementary schools) Archery Tournament on Friday, March 9th at the Joe Thornton Archery Range. ORES was founded in 1984 and is the oldest rural school organization in Oklahoma. Twenty- five schools participated and World champion archer Joe Thornton was on hand to watch the kids compete. Zaneis was the official all around winner and the school who came the furthest traveling around four hours to compete.

03/13/2018 09:23 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Cherokee Elder Care hosted 12 volunteers from Vanderbilt University for Alternative Spring Break. This is the 8th year volunteers have come to do volunteer work at Adult Day Health Center and go to elders’ homes and help them with yard work and small repairs around the house. Every day part of the group would stay at the Adult Day Health Center and the other would branch out to assist the elders in the community.

03/13/2018 09:14 AM - Chelsea,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. This busy senior is class president, Vice president of National Technical Honor Society she is a Teachers aide, Secretary/Reporter of Student Council just to name a few groups she is involved at school. Allison gets her Cherokee Heritage from her grandfathers. She was not really raised knowing she was Cherokee, but after Allison got older she learned from school and camps.

03/12/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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03/07/2018 09:03 AM - Stilwell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Jerry tells us about learning to behave after being chased with a switch and hiding in a tree. He also talks about making toys out of old tires and wagon wheel rims. When he started school he only spoke Cherokee and his teacher taught him to speak English.

02/27/2018 09:24 AM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Katelyn comes from a long line of strong Cherokees who have been apart of art, history, community and the administration. She started college courses at the beginning of her junior year at Sequoyah. When she begins her full time college career she will be sophomore. Her dream is to be in musical theatre in college working her way on to the professional stage singing, dancing, and acting. She has been training since she was young.

02/22/2018 03:00 PM - Council Offices

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02/15/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Omar Reed, Historical Interpreter at Fort Gibson Historic Site, will discuss the role African Americans played during the American Civil War in Indian Territory. His presentation will focus on the historical significance of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which was the first black regiment to be organized in the Union Army and the first black unit to see combat during the Civil War. Presentation is part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. For more information contact Catherine Foreman-Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org

02/13/2018 04:23 PM - Tahlequah,OK

The Cherokee Nation delivered hundreds of handmade valentine cards to veterans in Muskogee Friday February 9th, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Now in its 10th year, Cherokee Nation’s Valentines for Vets program shares handmade valentines with Cherokee and non-Cherokee veterans across the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. This year the center received over 3,000 homemade Valentines Day cards. The late Rogan Noble who was a marine veteran started the program in 2008. The volunteer driven project delivers the valentines to the VA Hospitals in VA Nursing Homes in Claremore and Talihina. Valentines were also delivered to the VA Clinics in Jay, Vinita and Tulsa.

02/12/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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02/09/2018 12:47 PM - Bell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Leona grew up South of Stilwell Oklahoma. She was a teenager before she made her first trip to town and Cherokee was the language spoken in her family. They did not have toys, so they made up games to play.

02/05/2018 10:39 AM - Stilwell,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Chad has been splitting his time at high school and taking six hours at Northeastern State University. He has been taking a Calculus 3 course, which is in no way easy, but he says he just gets it. He is also involved in skeet and trap shooting, which he says help him with his hunting ability. There is not much time to hunt between school and helping on the farm.

01/18/2018 12:00 PM - Osiyo Training Room

Presented by: Matt Anderson, Cultural Specialist for Cherokee Nation Early Cherokees had stories of an ancient priesthood society that existed among them before European contact. This priesthood society is similar to the mound builder societies that existed during the Mississippian era. Matt Anderson, Cultural Specialist for Cherokee Nation, will discuss the connection between the Cherokee and these ancient mound builder societies. Part of Cherokee Nation’s monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. For more information contact Catherine Foreman-Gray, Cherokee Nation History & Preservation Officer, at catherine-gray@cherokee.org.

01/17/2018 12:00 PM - Council Offices

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01/16/2018 06:00 PM - Council Chambers

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01/08/2018 01:09 PM - Tahlequah,OK

Young and Cherokee, is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation. Kortni has grown up with a Cherokee influence from her family and later learning more in school. Kortni takes concurrent classes at Sequoyah and Northeastern State University. She started her college courses in her sophomore year. Kortni became a member of the Tribal Youth Council and wants to help make changes during her tenure. She would also like to help start a program that teaches students what to expect before college.

01/08/2018 01:01 PM - Stilwell,OK

Visiting with our Elders as they recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee. Louise is the youngest of ten children who grew up in the Cherry Tree area south of Stilwell. She recalls riding stick horses with her younger brother and rolling tires. She also tells us how they stored their milk and butter in a hole in the ground.

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