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August 15, 2019 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
August 1, 2019 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
July 15, 2019 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
July 1, 2019 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
This July 18 photo shows liatris in a prairie at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve in Tahlequah. Following one of the wettest spring seasons on record, the 17,000-acre J.T. Nickel Family Nature Preserve is showing just what 19 years of intense habitat restoration work can accomplish, and a man who has worked the land since 2005 only sees improvement from here on. MIKE SIMONS/TULSA WORLD VIA AP
Following a wet spring, the 17,000-acre J.T. Nickel Family Nature Preserve is showing just what 19 years of intense habitat restoration work can accomplish.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Ryan Dirteater was transported to a Tulsa hospital on Aug. 11 after being stepped on by a bull at the Professional Bull Riders’ championship round of the Express Ranches Classic. COURTESY
A doctor confirmed that Ryan Dirteater has a collapsed right lung, lacerated liver and several rib fractures.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe’s first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, which is outlined in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal government.

In an Aug. 15 letter to the speaker of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. requested a special meeting of the council on Aug. 29 to consider confirming Kimberly Teehee, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, to the position. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter on Aug. 16.
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City officials take a break during their July 18 walk of the greenbelt trail in Tahlequah. From left are Mayor Sue Catron, Planning and Development Director Clinton Johnson and Street Commissioner Wayne Ryals. KERI THORNTON/TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS VIA AP
The 10-foot-wide portion of the trail will use features already available in existing parks by connecting Sequoyah Park to Ross Park, and then to Felts Park.
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Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., standing, on Aug. 16 announces that former Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden is his choice for the proposed Cabinet-level secretary of Veterans Affairs at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center in Tahlequah. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Former Deputy Chief and Navy veteran S. Joe Crittenden, who on Aug. 16 was nominated for the newly proposed secretary of Veterans Affairs position, writes suggestions made by veterans at the tribe’s Veterans Center. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. wants to establish a Cabinet-level position for veterans affairs and has chosen former Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden.
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Bill John Baker
Chuck Garrett
Former Principal Chief Bill John Baker’s executive chairman role consists of being an ambassador to the business community and an advisor to the Cherokee Nation Businesses board.
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The Cherokee Phoenix Editorial Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29 in the Tribal Services Conference room located at the W. W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. It is an open meeting and the public is welcome to attend.

In Person: 17675 S Muskogee Ave, Tahlequah, OK 74464. Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex, Tribal Services Conference Room

The public is also welcome to join the meeting via conference call.

Conference Call:1-866-210-1669

Code:8520374#
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Muskogee Oklahoma Native American Association Chairwoman Britteny Cuevas, left, and MONAA public relations officer Sara Megan Kelley since January have promoted the organization and its upcoming Muskogee Oklahoma Native American Holiday in October. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Muskogee Oklahoma Native American Association expects to provide resources for local Natives and offer an Indigenous Peoples’ Day event in October.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Storme Jones, of the University of Oklahoma, is recognized for an entry in radio news reporting about reducing problems with plastic.
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The story of Nancy Ward returns to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in November.
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Martha Ketcher
Michael Lynn
Martha Ketcher recently led the tribe’s Community Services, while Lynn headed its Transportation Department.
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