Registration is open for Cherokee National Treasure Tonia Weavel’s pucker toe moccasins class on May 7 and Cherokee Nation citizen Wade Blevins’ Southeastern iconography class on June 4.
Both classes are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $40 to participate with all materials being provided.
Class sizes are limited so early registration is recommended.
For more information or to RSVP, call 918-456-6007, ext. 6161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cherokee Nation citizen Adacia Chambers entered her plea on May 4 in Payne County District Court after previously waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.
The 25-year-old Chambers is charged with four counts of second-degree murder and more than 40 counts of assault and battery for the Oct. 24 crash. Prosecutors said Chambers intentionally drove her car around a barricade and into spectators at the parade. Her attorney, Tony Coleman, said his client is mentally ill.
A pretrial conference is set for June 1, but Judge Stephen Kistler did not set a trial date after Coleman said he is still seeking information from prosecutors.
The tribe treated about 500 firefighters to dinner and presented each station a check to help with equipment, fuel or other items that help maintain their fire stations in northeastern Oklahoma.
“Recognizing these brave men and women is one of my favorite duties as principal chief. Every unit is highly trained and skilled. These firefighters are on call 24/7, 365 days a year, and the most impressive thing is that they do all this for the love of their community and to ensure our families remain safe,” Principal Chief Bill John Baker said. “I’m proud our tribal government sees the importance in making this annual financial commitment. Because of this money, 130 rural volunteer fire departments in northeast Oklahoma will be better equipped and better prepared when an emergency strikes.”
During the ceremony, the CN named the Illinois River Fire and Rescue in Cherokee County and Afton Fire Department in Ottawa County as “2016 Volunteer Fire Departments of the Year.”
In the past year, Illinois River Fire and Rescue increased its volunteer staff to 20 active members. The station formed a “brown water team” that partners with neighboring districts and counties to help with rescues after the 2015 spring flooding on the Illinois River.
He said that award-winning basket is titled “The Burdens We Carry” and was inspired by a photo.
“It was a traditional utilitarian burden basket, which a long time ago our ancestors wore those on their back, and they use those to carry items from one place to another and to store things in sometimes. They wore a tumpline around their shoulders, carried it on their backs,” he said. “I got the inspiration from a picture. I didn’t use a pattern. I just used this picture of a basket that was on the back of a Cherokee lady in North Carolina back in the early 1900s.”
He said he’s been entering art shows ever since the Trial of Tears Art Show in 2006. “I didn’t win nothing that year. I didn’t win nothing for a couple of years, but I did sale both of my entries the first night of that show. That was very encouraging.”
After a few years, he began winning, including first place in the 18th annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show and Sale, second place in the 2015 Chickasaw Nation Artesian Art Festival and two third place awards in the 2015 Five Civilized Tribes Museum’s Art Under the Oaks Competitive Show.
The Wellness Adventures Camp is offered to children who have completed grades 2-9. Youths participate in low and high elements of a challenge course and learn problem-solving skills, communication and teamwork, an IHCRC release states.
The Culture Camp helps expose Indian youth to Native culture with field trips to Cherokee and Osage nations as well as the Will Rogers and Woolaroc museums.
The Sports & Fitness Camp provides opportunities for physical activities, games, experiential learning and enhancing sports skills.
For more information, visit http://www.ihcrc.org/programs/summer-wellness-camps/.
Or perhaps you assist producers in your community with advice on how to grow their businesses and by helping them gain access to bigger and better opportunities.
Or maybe you are interested in helping assess the status of your community’s food sovereignty and help make it better and stronger?
If so, First Nations Development Institute has three, three-day training workshops for you. Two in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Denver are producer-focused, and one in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is intended as a train-the-trainer workshop. The fee for each training is $100, which covers the cost of materials and any meals that are included. Participants will receive copies of First Nations’ The Business of Indian Agriculture curriculum and Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool.
Day 1-2: The Business of Indian Agriculture producer-focused trainings in Green Bay and Denver are designed to help farmers and ranchers succeed in managing their businesses. It covers topics such as how to develop a business plan, how to set up bookkeeping systems, agribusiness economics and marketing and land use and management. It also covers important topics such as risk management, personal financial management and using credit wisely.
The book, Cherokee Nation citizen Pam Kingfisher said, is a resource aimed at answering questions women face following a sexual assault.
“From thinking through buying emergency contraception, to getting tested for STDS, to who to turn to for support,” she said.
Comanche Nation citizen Charon Asetoyer, who is also the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center’s CEO, said the book is a woman-to-woman, woman-to-girl, girl-to-girl community response in regards to sexual assault.
“Sharing with them, providing support, letting them know they are not alone. That this is not their fault and they shouldn’t blame themselves. The book instructs them on how to report if they choose to,” Asetoyer said. “It talks to them about going in for STD exam and also access to emergency contraceptive Plan B.”
Lake Andes, S. D. – ᎾᎿ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᎠᎹᎵᎧ ᎠᏁᎯ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ ᎠᏂᏱᎸ ᏄᏍᏗᏓᏅ ᏧᎾᏕᏲᏙᏗ ᎠᏰᏟ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᎾᏞᎬ ᏚᏂᏲᏏ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎪᏪᎵ ᎪᏪᎳᏅ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᎠᎹᎵᎧ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ ᏚᏙᎥ “ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏯᏛᏗ ᎢᏳᏃ ᏳᎾᏓᏐᏢᎾ, ᎾᏍᎩ ABC ᎪᏪᎳᎾᎢ ᎪᏪᎵ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏂᎯᏯ ᎠᏂᎨᏳᏣ ᏧᏂᎪᎵᏱᏓ.”
ᎾᏍᎩ ᎪᏪᎵ, ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎨᎳ Pam Kingfisher ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ, ᎾᎿ ᎬᏙᏗ ᎪᏪᎵ ᎤᏂᎾᎢ ᎤᎬᏩᏢ ᎾᎿ ᏗᏬᎯᎵᏴᎡᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ ᎤᎾᏛᏛᎮᏢᏓ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎨᎦᏕᏯᏙᏔᎢ ᏱᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎬᏥᏐᏢᏅ ᏱᎩ.
“ᏂᏛᏓᎴᏂᏍᎩ ᎠᏓᏅᏖᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏗᏩᎯᏍᏗ ᎬᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ, ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᏓᎪᎵᏱᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ STDS, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏗᏞ ᏩᎦᏙᏗ ᎬᏩᎾᏓᏍᏕᎸᏗ ᎨᏒᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ.
ᎠᏂᎧᎺᏥ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎨᎳ Charon Asetoyer, ᎾᏍᎩᏍᏊ ᎡᎯᏯ ᎠᎹᎵᎧ ᎠᏂᎯ ᎠᏂᏱᎸ ᏄᏍᏗᏓᏅ ᏧᎾᏕᏲᏙᏗ ᎠᏰᏟ CEO, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᏯ ᎪᏪᎵ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ, ᎠᎨᏯ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᎨᏳᏣ ᎬᏩᏂᏃᎮᏗ, ᎠᏂᎨᏳᏣ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᎨᏳᏣ ᎬᏩᏂᏃᎮᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎬᏩᏂᏁᏤᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎨᎦᏕᏯᏙᏔᏅ ᏱᎩ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ.
“ᎥᏯᏙᎢᎲ ᎾᎿᎢ, ᏛᎦᎫᏍᏛᏁᎲ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᏛᎧᏃᎯᏎᎲ ᎤᏅᏌ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎨᏒᎢ. ᎾᎿ ᎤᏅᏌ ᎢᏳᏅᏂᏌᏓ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎨᏒ ᎠᎴ Ꮭ ᎤᏅᏌ ᎤᎾᏓᎰᎯᏍᏙᏗ ᏱᎩ. ᎯᎠ ᏗᎪᏪᎵ ᎠᏎᎯᎭ ᏯᏛᏗ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᎢᏳᏅᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏱᏚᏄᎩᏔᎾ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Asetoyer. “ᎤᏂᏃᎲᏎ ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏗ Ꭴ.ᎩᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ STD ᎨᏥᎪᎵᏱᏗᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᏊ ᎦᎨᏥᏁᏗ ᎤᏟᏍᏗ ᎤᏅᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ Plan B ᎠᏃᏎᎰᎢ.”
Kingerfisher ᎠᎴ Asetoyer ᎤᎾᏖᎳᏛ Elizabeth Black Bull ᎠᎴ Donna Haukaas ᏂᎦᏓ ᎤᏃᏪᎶᏗ ᎪᏪᎵ. Asetoyer ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎠᎨᏳᏣᏊ ᎤᏓᎲᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎡᎯ Yankton Sioux Reservation ᎾᎿ Lake Andes ᎢᏳᏛᏗ ᎢᏳᏃ ᎤᏪᏥ ᎠᎨᏳᏣ ᏯᏥᏐᏢᎾ. Asetoyer ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏯᏓᏥ ᏱᏄᏪᏏ ᎾᎿᎢ, Ꮭ ᎢᏳᏃ, ᎤᏪᏥ ᎠᎨᏯ ᏯᏥᏐᏢᎾ, ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᏨᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏃᏒᎾ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏔᏅᏍᎬ ᎤᎪᏓ ᎨᏒ ᎾᏃ ᎣᎵᏍᎬᎢ.
Asetoyer ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᎿ ᎪᏪᎵ ᎧᏃᎮᎯ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎨᏯ ᎬᏩᎵᏍᏕᎸᏙᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎬᏩᏓᏅᏖᏗ ᎤᏩᏌ ᎢᏳᏩᏂᏌᏓ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎨᏒᎢ.
“ᎠᏂᏐᎢ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏁᎲ. ᏝᏃ ᏨᏌ ᏱᎩ, ᎠᎴ ᏫᏣᎦᏙᏗ ᎬᏩᎾᏓᏍᏕᎸᏗ ᎨᏒᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ.
Kingerfisher ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎯᎠ ᏥᎾᎾᏛᏁ ᎤᏅᏌᏊ ᎤᎾᏅᏛ ᎠᎴ ᎢᏧᎳ ᏚᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎸ ᎢᏧᎳ Asetoyer ᎾᎿ ᎯᎠ ᎪᏪᎵᎢ ᏯᏛᎾ ᏅᎩ ᏧᏕᏘᏴᏓ.
“ᎨᎵᏍᎬ ᎢᎦᎢ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏓ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᎩᏂᎳᏗᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏗᏗᏰᎸ ᎠᎴ ᏔᎦᏤᎵ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ. ᎾᏍᎩ ᎨᎳ ᎠᏛᏍᎩ ᎠᎨᏳᏣ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏥᏐᏢᏅᎢ ᎠᎴ Ꮭ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏳᏅᏖᎢ…… ᎠᎴ ᎣᏂᏴ ᎤᏩᏌ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎨᏒ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏓᎧᏁᏗ ᏄᎵᏍᏔᏅ ᎠᏲᏟ, Ꮭ ᏯᏆᏅᏖ ᎯᎠ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᏍᎬᎢ. Ꮭ ᎩᎶ ᏱᎦᏬᏂᏍᎪᎢ. ᎯᎠ ᏦᏥᏬᏂ Ꮭ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗ ᎦᏍᎩᎸ ᏲᏥᏁ ᎠᎴ ᏦᎦᎵ ᎨᏒ ᏱᎨᏎᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ Kingerfisher.
ᎤᏁᏉᎥᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏩᏌ ᎠᎴ Asetoyer, ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏐᎢ ᏗᏗᏂᎳᏕᏗ ᎢᏗᏍᎦᎬ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᏍᎦᏯ ᏓᎾᏕᏯᏙᏗᏍᎬ ᎠᏂᎨᏳᏣ ᎾᏍᏊᎴ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ, ᎾᎿ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᏙᎯᏳᎢ.
“ᎠᏯᏃ ᎨᏒ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏓ ᎢᎬᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎢᎩᎲ ᏗᎩᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᏗ ᎢᏗᎨᏯ ᎨᏒ ᎾᎿ ᎢᏙᏍᏓ ᎢᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᏕᎦᏓᏠᎩᏴᎢ, ᎣᏍᏓ ᏗᎩᎵᏌ, ᏗᎦᏘᏂᏓ ᏕᏓᏓᎸᎢᏴ ᎠᎴ ᏗᏗᏍᏕᎸᏗᏱ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ.
ᏚᎾᏙᎵᏤᎸ ᎾᎿ ᏕᎨᏥᏐᏢᏍᎬᎢ, ᎤᏲ ᏂᎨᎬᏁᎲ ᎠᎴ ᏏᏓᏁᎸᏊ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ ᏓᎾᏕᏯᏙᏗᏍᎬ ᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᏧᎾᏚᏓᎵ, ᏌᏊ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏰᎵ ᏭᏔᏅ ᎠᏂᏍᎦᎩ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ ᎨᎦᏕᏯᏙᏗᏍᎬ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ ᏗᏂᏍᏕᎸᎯᏙ, ᎾᎯᏳ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎹᎵᎧ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎴᏍᎧ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ ᎠᎾᎴᏂᏙᎲ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᏃᏊ ᎨᏒ ᎾᎿ ᏦᏍᎪᎯᏅᎩ. ᏌᏊ percent ᎤᏝᏅᏓ ᎤᏂᎩᏟᏲᎢᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎨᏥᏐᏢᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᏁᎶᏛᏗᎢ, ᏭᎪᏛ ᎾᏃ ᏄᎾᏓᎴ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯᎢ. ᎠᎴ ᎾᎿ ᏦᎢ percent ᎠᎹᎵᎧ ᎠᏂᏍᎦᏯ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏂᎦᏙᎲᏒ ᎤᎾᏁᎶᏔᏅ ᎠᎴ ᏅᎾᏛᏁᎸ ᏚᏂᏐᏈᏅ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏁᎴᏂᎰᎲᎢ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ.
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