Her experiences on her family’s farm and her love for writing led her to creating “Maybelle Jean,” a children’s book that tells the story of a “country princess” who learns life lessons through resolving conflicts.
“This is the first one (in the series), and it’s about a little girl that is a country princess but not like the princesses she reads about. It’s definitely more of a country side of the princess trying to take the roots of our Oklahoma values,” she said.
She said growing up on a farm inspired her for some of the story’s concepts. “I grew up on a farm, and I’ve always lived in Oklahoma, so I just wanted to bring some of those concepts for other people to read especially in other areas.”
Garrison said in the book something always happens to Maybelle, and as the story progresses she learns life lessons through conflicts.
Brison owns and operates Water Spider Creations. She makes textiles art such as finger-woven belts, moccasins, ribbon shirts and tear dresses.
“I originally started doing art at a very young age. In some areas I’m self-taught, and some others I’ve had great influence from various other artists. My uncle Robert Lewis was probably my biggest influence along with my grandmother,” she said.
Lewis started her focus in textiles, she said. With regards to her sewing, both of Brison’s grandmothers were seamstresses, and they both shared their knowledge with her, which allowed her to create and wear items she had a hand in making.
“When I was Miss Cherokee and Junior Miss Cherokee, I actually helped create my tear dresses. When I ran for Miss Indian Summer my cousin Terri Fields and I and Cierra Fields actually helped make my entire regalia set to compete,” she said.
Born Nov. 12, 1919, in Chelsea, she spent a great deal of her childhood in Chelsea with her paternal grandmother, Maud Ethel Rogers Lane, Will’s sister.
Among her fondest memories of her great-uncle were the things he did to make his sister more comfortable when she was ill and before her death in 1925, when Doris was 6 years old and living with her grandparents.
Perhaps her most vivid occurred on Aug. 15, 1935, when the Lane family lived in Bartlesville. The Bartlesville newspaper called their home to tell her father that his uncle Will had been killed in a plane crash in Alaska.
She said when her uncle came to Bartlesville he “ate with us, but stayed at Woolaroc in the main lodge (Rogers was a friend of the Phillips family). His room was on the mezzanine.”
The award was presented Jan. 7 at the LSA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
First presented in 1992, this award recognizes a volume that makes an outstanding contribution of enduring value to our understanding of language and linguistics.
In the recommendation for the award, the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award Committee noted that “Cherokee Reference Grammar” is the first major reference work in more than 35 years on the Cherokee language. They described the reference grammar book as carefully structured to be accessible to students and scholars engaged in language revitalization regardless of formal background.
Montgomery-Anderson said the book was originally his doctoral dissertation when he was a student at the University of Kansas.
Originally from Oklahoma, he joined in June 1982 with paratrooper ambitions.
“My dad use to jump out of airplanes, so I wanted to be a paratrooper and jump out of airplanes. So that’s why I joined the 82nd (Airborne Division), to become a paratrooper,” he said.
Brown said he didn’t know what to expect when he enlisted.
“The only thing I knew about the Army is what you see on TV,” he said. “I was 21 years old. I wasn’t in any kind of shape. When I joined the Army I was just like, I kind of did it on a whim anyhow. I always wanted to but then I just decided to.”
Hannah has been involved in softball for 38 years as a certified professional umpire, but he founded NOKSA after his daughter joined Tahlequah’s recreational softball league.
After elected as league president, Hannah made changes with the league’s affiliation to play competitive softball.
“They (parents of league players) said they wanted a competitive league where we played for trophies and bids to state championship tournaments and things like that,” Hannah said. “That’s where Northeastern Oklahoma Softball Association was born, at that point. Back then it was called Cherokee County Girls Softball League.”
He said before NOKSA there were no leagues or organizations in northeast Oklahoma where youths could play competitive softball. Teams had to travel to other areas to play.
ᏓᎵᏆ, ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ. – ᎤᎶᏒᏍᏓ ᏦᎢ ᏧᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎨᎳ Dr. Leslie Hannah ᏚᏩᏛᎭ ᎤᎾᏚᎵᏍᎩ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏧᎾᏳᎶᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎤᏴᏢᎧᎸᎬ ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᎵᎪᏒ ᎤᏩᏛᏓ ᎠᎴ ᏄᎬᏫᏳᏒᎢ.
Hannah ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᎨᎳᏗᏙᎰ ᎠᎾᎳᏍᎦᎵᏍᎩ ᎾᎿ ᏦᏍᎪ ᏧᏁᎳ ᏧᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᎪᏪᎵ ᎤᎾᎢ ᏗᎫᎪᏗᏍᎩ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᎤᏩᏛᎮᎢ NOKSA ᎣᏂ ᎦᏳᎳ ᎬᏩᏖᎳᏛ ᎤᏪᏥ ᎠᎨᏳᏣ ᎾᎿ ᏓᎵᏆ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ.
ᎣᏂ ᎦᏰᎦᏑᏱᏗ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᏒ ᎤᎬᏫᏳᎯ, Hannah ᎤᏁᏟᏴᏒ ᎢᎦᏓ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᏒ ᎤᎾᎵᎪᏗ ᏧᎾᏁᎶᏗ ᎤᎾᏚᎵᏍᎩ ᏧᎾᏁᎶᏗ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ.
“ᎾᏍᎩ (ᏧᎾᏓᎦᏴᎵᎨ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ) ᎤᎾᏛᏅ ᎤᎾᏚᎵᏍᎩ ᏂᎪᎯᎸ ᏧᎾᏁᎶᏗᎢ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏌᏛ ᎤᎾᏓᏠᎯᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏧᏂᎬᏩᎶᏗ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎤᏂᏍᎦᏎᏍᏗ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏔᏅᏍᎬᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Hannah. “ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎤᏴᏢᎧᎸᎬ ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᎵᎪᏒ ᎤᏕᏅᎢ, ᎯᎠ ᎨᏒᎢ. ᎾᎯᏳ ᏥᎨᏒ ᎯᎠ ᎾᏂᏪᏎᎲ ᏣᎳᎩ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎠᏂᎨᏳᏣ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ.”
ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Ꮟ NOKSA ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᏥᎨᏒ Ꮭ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ ᎠᎴ ᏧᎾᏙᏂᏢᎯ ᏱᎨᏎ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏴᏢᎦᎸᎬ ᎢᏗᏢ ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ ᎾᎿ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᏗᎬᏩᎾᏁᎶᏗ ᏓᎾᏓᎪᏂᏍᎩ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏓᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎬᎢ. ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎯᏍᎩ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏓᏁᎪᎢ ᏗᏐᎢ ᏚᏙᏢᏒ ᏗᎬᏩᎾᏁᎶᏗ.
“ᏓᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬ ᎨᏛᎬᎢ ᎠᏌᏍᏛ ᏣᏚᎵ ᏣᎩᏍᏗᎢ ᏣᏓᏒᎲᏍᏗᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᏝᏃ ᏱᏙᏥᎲᏍᎪ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏓᏒᎲᏍᏗ.
ᎯᎢᏃ ᏙᏥᏅᏁᎰ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬ ᎤᏂᏴᏍᏙᏗ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎤᏂᏍᎦᏎᏗ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏱᏣᏓᏠᏏ ᎯᎠ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ ᏓᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎬ, ᎠᏯ ᏱᎦᏈᏯ ᏣᏴᏍᏙᏗ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᎤᎾᏓᎵᏁᎯᏛᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ.
NOKSA ᎤᎾᎵᎪᎯ ᎾᏍᎩ USA ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ ᎾᎿ 2014, ᎠᎴ Hannah ᏔᎵᏁ ᎠᎴᎲᏍᎩ ᎠᎧᎷᏏᏂ ᎾᎿ ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ ᎤᏴᏢᎧᎸᎬ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ. USA ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᎠᏓᏅᏖᎵᏙ ᎤᎭ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎹᏱᏟ Olympic ᏍᏆᏟᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ.
ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᎢᏤ ᏧᎾᎵᎪᎯ, ᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬ ᏚᏭᎪᏓ ᎠᎭᏂ ᎤᏍᏆᎶᏗ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎤᎾᏓᎵᏁᎯᏛᎢ ᎠᏂᏓᎨ ᎤᏟᏍᏗ ᎤᏕᎦ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎾᎳᏍᎦᎵᏍᎩ ᎠᏍᏆᎵᏍᎬ ᎾᎿᎢ 2017 ᎤᏕᏘᏴᏌᏗᏒᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩ ᏕᎭᎷᏱ ᎧᎸ, ᏛᏍᏆᎵᎯ ᏅᎩ ᎢᎦ Nike ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ camp ᎠᏍᏆᎵᏍᎨᏍᏗ, ᎠᎴ ᏚᏂᎬᏗ ᎧᎸ ᏐᎢ ᏛᎠᏍᏆᎵᎯ ᏔᎵ ᏧᏙᏓᏆᏗ Jennie Finch ᏧᏙᎩᏓ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ camp ᎠᏍᏆᎵᏍᎨᏍᏗ.
“ᎯᎠ ᎤᏔᎾ ᎠᏍᏆᎵᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᎯᎠ Ꮭ ᎢᎴᎯᏳ ᏓᎵᏆ ᎤᏍᏆᎸᏓ ᏱᎩ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏂᎦᏓ ᏧᏂᏒᏍᏗ ᏕᎪᏢᏒ ᏙᏓᏲᏥᎧᎵᎳ ᎾᎿ ᏓᎵᏆ….. ᏒᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ Nike ᎠᎴ weekend ᎾᎿ Finch,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Hannah. “ ᎠᎩᎪᎯ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᏧᏃᏪᎳᏅᎯ ᎢᏧᎳ. ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᎾ ᏂᏙᏓᏳᎾᏂᎩᏓ ᏐᎢ ᏙᏗᎦᎶᎨᏒ ᏯᏛᎾ ᏍᏆᏂᏯ ᎯᎠ ᏧᎾᏁᎶᏗᎢ. ᎢᎦᏓᏃ ᎾᏍᎩ Australia ᎾᏍᎩ Finch camp. ᎤᏔᏂ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᏛᏍᏆᎸᎯ.”
ᎢᏧᎳ ᏚᏙᏢᏒ ᏓᎾᏘᏃᎯᎮᏍᏗ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᏧᎾᏘᏂᏙᎯ, ᎾᏍᎩᏃᏊ ᎠᏂᏏᎾᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎾᏘᏂᏙᎯ ᎾᏍᎩ 2008 USA Olympic ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ. ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ. ᎯᎠ camp ᏙᏛᏍᏕᎸᎯ ᎨᎳ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᎨᏳᏣ ᎤᎪᏛ ᎤᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏧᎾᏁᎶᏙᏗᎢ, ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ.
Hannah ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᏚᏭᎪᏛ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᎳᏍᎦᎵᏍᎩ ᏧᏂᏃᏩᏛᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏘᏂᏙᎯ ᎬᏩᏂᎪᏩᏛᏗ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎦ ᎨᏒ ᎠᎴ ᎬᏩᎾᏑᏰᏍᏗ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏧᎾᏁᎶᏗᎢ.
“ᎤᎪᏛᎯ ᎯᎠ, ᎤᏓᎴᏅᎲᎢ ᎾᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᏆᏤᎵ ᎠᎨᏳᏣ ᎤᏚᎵᏍᎬ ᏧᏁᎶᏗ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ…. ᎡᎵᏊ ᎠᏂᏐᎢ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᎦᎦᏥᏍᏕᎸᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏇᏥ ᏥᏍᏕᎵᏍᎬᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏂᎦᏛᏁᎯ ᎯᎠ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. “ᎠᏆᎵᏐᏯᏍᏛ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏗᏥᏌᏙᏯᏍᏗ ᎯᎠ ᎠᏂᎨᏳᏣ ᏧᎾᏁᎶᏗ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎬ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ.”
ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Olympic silver medalist Monica Abbott ᎤᏬᏪᎳᏅ ᎾᎿ ᎢᎬᏱ million—dollar ᏚᎾᏓᏁᏤᎸ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏃᏪᎳᏅ ᏧᏁᎶᏗ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ 2016 ᎤᏕᏘᏴᏌᏗᏒᎢ. “ᏃᏊ ᎾᎿ ᎢᎵᏊ millionaire ᏱᎾᎵᏍᏓ ᏕᎭᏁᎶᎲᏍᎬ ᎤᏠᏯ ᎠᏂᏧᏣ. ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᏄᏍᏛ ᏓᏊᎪᏔᏅ ᎾᏍᏳ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᏇᏣ ᎠᎨᏳᏣ…… ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏠᏯ ᎤᏜᏅᏓᏛ ᎾᏃ ᎠᏂᏧᏣ…. ᎤᏂᎲᎢ.”
Hannah ᎤᏛᏅ NOKSA ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎪᎸᏗᏍᎪ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᎪᏍᏩᏙᏗ ᎬᏩCᏅᏓᏗᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᎳᏍᎦᎵᏍᎩ ᎢᏳᎾᎵᏍᏙᏗᎢ.
“ᎢᏳᏍᏓᏊ ᎦᎦᏥᏍᏕᎸᏗ ᎤᎾᏂᎩᏍᏗ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᎳᏍᎦᎵᏍᎩᏅ, ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏄᏍᏗ ᎦᎦᏎᏍᏗᎬᎢ.”
ᎾᏍᎩ Nike ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ camp ᎠᏍᏆᎵᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ June 5---8 ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᎾᎿ CN Sports Complex ᎾᎿ ᎢᏧᎾᏕᏘᏴᏓ 8—18. ᏚᏂᎬᏩᎶᏛ $235. ᎠᏂᏏᏴᏫᎭ ᎾᎿ ᏅᎩ ᏧᏙᏓᏩᏗ. ᎪᏪᎶᏗ ᎡᎵᏊ ᎠᏩᏛᏗ ussportscamps.com.
ᎾᏍᎩ Jennie Finch ᏧᎾᏁᎶᏗᎢ ᏚᏂᏃᏗ 21—22 ᎾᎿ CN Sport Complex ᎾᎿ ᏦᎢᏁ ᏗᏂᏂᏙᎯ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎦᎸᎳᏗᏟ ᏗᏂᏂᏙᎯ. ᏚᏂᎬᏩᎶᏛ ᎾᎿ 205. ᎠᏏᏴᏫᎭ ᎾᎿ ᏔᎵ ᏧᏙᏓᏆᏗ. ᏗᎪᏪᎶᏗ ᎡᎵᏊ ᎠᏩᏛᏗ jenniefinch.com.
ᎤᎪᏛ ᎠᏕᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗ ᏲᏚᎵ ᎾᎿ NOKSA, visit www.noksa.org, email email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/Northeastern--Oklahoma---Softball-Association.
As a member of the OHPA for 12 years, Ross received the award for promoting, fostering and building the sport of horseshoes in the northeast area of the state.
Ross said he was “surprised” and did not expect to receive any type of recognition for his love of horseshoes.
“The ‘Charlie Brewer Award’ is given to people who promote horseshoes and foster…try to keep horseshoes going, try to recruit members,” Ross said.
Charlotte Bowen, OHPA Secretary, said the award is given in memory of horseshoe pitcher Charlie Brewer of Yukon, Oklahoma, “who was a tremendous promoter of horseshoes in that area and the state of Oklahoma.” The award was established in 2013.
Stillwater, ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ.--- ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᎨᎵ ᎨᎳ Al Ross ᎤᎩᏒ ᎾᎿ “Charlie Brewer Award” ᎾᎿ ᎥᏍᎩᏱ ᏦᎢᏁᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᏤ ᎤᎾᏕᎩ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎬᎢ Hall of Fame ᏚᎾᏓᏟᏌᎯ ᎾᎿ Stillwater ᎠᏂᎦᏴᎵ ᎤᎾᏓᏟᏐᏗ ᎠᏱᏟ.
ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎨᎳ Ꮎ OHPA ᏔᎳᏚ ᏧᏕᏘᏴᏓ, Ross ᎤᎩᏒ ᎤᎾᏌᏍᏛ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏚᏍᏕᎸᎲ, ᎤᎵᏍᏕᎸᎲ ᏗᎦᏎᏍᏔᏅ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎢᎬᏁᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᏓᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎬ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎬᎢ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏴᏢᎧᎸᎬ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ.
Ross ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᏍᎩ “ᎤᏍᏆᏂᎪᏎ” ᎠᎴ Ꮭ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᎦ ᎤᏚᎦ ᏳᏩᏎ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎤᎩᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏥᏁᏗ ᎾᏍᎩᏂ ᎤᎸᏉᏛ ᎨᏒ ᏧᏁᎶᏗᎢ.
ᎾᏍᎩ ‘Charlie Brewer ᎤᎾᏓᏁᏗ’ ᎾᎿ ᏓᏂᏁᎰ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᎤᏂᎫᏍᏓᎥ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎩ ᎠᎴ ᏓᏂᏍᏕᎵᏍᎬᎢ……… ᎠᎾᏁᎶᏗᏍᎬ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎩ ᏂᎦᏯᎢᏒ ᏂᎪᎯᎸ, ᎠᎴ ᎠᎾᏖᎳᏗᏍᎩ ᏚᏂᏲᎰᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Ross.
Charlotte Bowen, OHPA ᏗᎪᏪᎵᏍᎩ, ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏣᏥᏁᎸ ᎠᎾᎵᎮᎵᎬ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎾᏅᏓᏗᏍᎬ ᎨᏒ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᏕᎦ Charlie Brewer ᎾᎿ Yukon, ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ ᎡᎯ,” ᎾᎿ ᎤᏟᏂᎩᏓ ᎤᏩᎫᏍᏓᎢ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎩ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᎠᎴ ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ ᏍᎩᏚᎩ.” ᎾᎿ ᎠᎾᏓᏠᏍᎬ ᎤᏓᎴᏅᎲ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏔᎵ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᏦᎦᏚ ᎤᏕᏘᏴᏌᏗᏒᎢ.
ᎾᏍᎩ ᎾᏛᏁᎲ Ross ᎾᎿ “ᏧᏂᎩᏍᏗᏓ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᏕᎦ” ᏚᏍᏕᎸᎲ ᎪᏢᏅ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏗᏅᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏦᎢ---ᏗᏍᎦᏚᎩ (Ꮃelling, Eldon, ᎠᎴ Briggs) ᎾᎿ Briggs ᎨᏒ ᏔᎵ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᏂᎦᏚ ᎤᏕᏘᏴᏌᏗᏒᎢ.
ᎾᏍᎩ ᏐᏈᎵ ᏧᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᏅᏗ ᎤᏚᏢᏅ ᎬᏩᏂᏍᏕᎸᎲ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ. Ross ᎤᎴᏅᎲ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏄᏩᎾᏕᎬ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᏕᏅᏗᎢ ᎠᎴ ᏓᏍᏆᎸᏗᏍᎬ ᏓᏓᏂᎸᎬ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎩ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏓᏅᏖᎵᏙᎯ ᎠᏂᎧᎲᏍᎬᎢ.
Ross ᎾᏍᏊ OHPA ᎨᎳ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᏗᏎᎮᎵᏙᎯ ᎨᏐ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏁᎶᏗᏍᎪ ᎾᎿ ᎨᎳ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏠᏯᏍᏙᏗ ᎤᏚᎵᏍᎪ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎬ ᏄᏂᏤᎲ ᎢᎦ, ᎾᏍᏃ ᎤᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᎩᏍᏗ “Charlie Brewer Award.” ᏧᎵᏏᏃ ᎠᏁᎳᏗᏙᎰ, ᎠᎴ ᏌᏊ ᎤᎵᏏ ᎾᎿ ᎡᎶᎯ ᏂᎬ ᎤᏍᎦᏎᏗ ᏄᎵᏍᏔᏅ ᎾᎿ 2016 (World Tournment in Montgomery, Alabama, in July.) ᏛᎶᎯ ᏂᎬᎢ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᎾᎿ Montgomery, Alabama, ᎾᎿ ᎦᏰᏉᏂ ᎧᎸᎢ.
ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏔᎵ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᎦᎵᏆᏚ ᎤᏕᏘᏴᏌᏗᏒ, Ross ᎤᏚᎩ ᎤᏩᎯ ᏭᎷᎯᏍᏗ ᎠᏎᎸ ᎯᎠ ᎤᏙᏢᏗ ᎯᎠ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏗᏅᏗᎢ.
ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎤᏚᎵᏍᎬ ᎤᏂᎪᏛ ᎤᎾᏕᎩ ᎤᏁᎳᏗᏓᏍᏗ ᎯᎠ ᏓᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎬ ᏓᎾᏓᏂᎸᎬ ᎯᎠ ᏗᏁᎶᏗ ᎾᎿ Tri-community (W.E.B) ᏧᎾᏓᏱᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏚᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎲ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏴᏢᎤᏕᎵᎬ Arkansas ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎩ Association league ᎾᎿ Fayetteville, Arkansas, ᎾᎿ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ--- Arkansas ᎤᏁᏄᏢ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎬ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬᎢ.
Ross ᎤᏚᎵ ᏧᏂᎳᏕᏗ ᎤᏂᎪᏛ ᎨᎳ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏕᎦ ᎢᏳᎾᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎨᎳ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᎤᏓᎴᏅᏗ ᏔᎵ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᏗᎪᏪᎵ. ᏃᎴᏍᏊ ᎤᏚᎩ ᎤᏩ ᎤᏂᎪᏛ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᏧᎾᏁᎶᏗᎢ ᏧᎾᏓᏂᎸᏍᏗᎢ ᎤᎾᏕᎬ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗ “ᎣᏍᏓ ᎤᎾᏕᎦ ᎠᏁᎭ.”
Ross ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᏂᎦᏓ ᎯᎠ ᏂᏓᏛᏁᎲ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎦ Ꮭ ᏱᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏏᏓᏁᎸ ᏂᎬᎩᏍᏕᎵᏍᎬᎾ ᏱᎩ.
“ᎢᏳᏃ ᏏᏓᏁᎸ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᏱᎩ, Ꮭ ᎡᎵ ᏱᏂᎦᎦᏛᎦ ᎯᎠ ᏥᏂᎦᏛᏁᎰᎢ. ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᎤᎾᏓᏍᏕᎸᏗ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎢᎦ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏓ ᎾᎿ ᏗᎦᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᏗ ᎠᏂᎩᏍᏙᏗ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Ross.
Bowen ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏓᏒᎲᏍᏗ Ross ᏧᏁᏒ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏓ ᎾᎿ ᏓᏍᏕᎵᏍᎬ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎦ ᎠᎾᎢᏒ ᎤᏛᎯᏍᏗᎢ, ᎠᎴᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᎠᏛᏍᎬᎢ ᎾᎿ Hall of Fame ᎨᎳ ᎤᎬᏩᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎤᏩᎫᏗᏗᏒᎢ.
Ross ᎾᏍᏊ ᎤᏁᏒ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᎢᎬᏁᎯ ᎠᎦᎵᎡᎵᎬ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬ ᏗᏎᎮᎵᏙᎯ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᏕᎬ “ᏍᎪᎯ ᎢᎦᏯᎢ” ᎡᎶᎯ ᏂᎬᎾᏛ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᎿ Hall of Fame ᎠᏁᎳ ᎤᎾᏓᏟᏌᎲᎢ.
“ᏂᎦᏛᏁᎰ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᎩᎸᏉᏓ ᏐᏈᎵ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎤᎾᏕᎦ. ᎠᏆᏚᎵ ᎤᏂᎪᏓ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᎤᏂᎷᎯᏍᏗ. ᎠᎩᎸᏉᏓ ᎤᎾᎳᏑᎶ ᎠᏆᏗᏅᏗᎢ.
ᏂᎦᏛᏁᎰ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎪ ᎠᎩᎸᏉᏓ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏯᏆᏛᏗᎢ. ᎠᏆᏚᎵ ᎤᏂᎪᏓ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᎤᏂᎷᎯᏍᏗᎢ. ᎠᎩᎸᏉᏓ ᎠᏆᏗᏅᏗᎢ. ᎠᏎᏃ ᎠᎩᎸᏉᏔᏅ ᎤᎾᏓᏅᏖᎴ ᎨᎳ ᎠᎭᏂ ᎢᏴ ᎡᎯ ᎠᏁᎸᏗᏍᎬ ᎤᏂᎩᏍᏙᏗᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Ross.
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Glory-Jordan, of Hulbert, has devoted more than 22 years to Indian housing programs, most recently as the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation’s counsel.
“To receive such a prestigious honor is truly humbling,” Glory-Jordan said. “A person doesn’t enter public service in search of accolades, but rather to better their community. My goal, whether as legal counsel for Indian housing programs, speaker of Tribal Council or district judge, has always been to work to improve the lives of our Native people. To have that service acknowledged and honored is just amazing and unexpected. It has been an honor serving my Cherokee people and other tribes throughout my life.”
Glory-Jordan has served in the position since August 2015 but worked in the same position from 1983 to 2004. She also previously served as contract legal counsel for the Osage Nation Tribal Housing Department, the United Keetoowah Band Housing Authority and the Delaware Housing Authority.
“Tina Glory-Jordan has been and continues to be a truly great asset to the Cherokee Nation and Indian Country,” HACN Executive Director Gary Cooper said. “Her vision, expertise and willingness to serve have only enhanced our housing authority since she rejoined us in 2015. I’m thankful for her service and congratulate her on a well-deserved honor.”
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