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September 17, 2019 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
September 3, 2019 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
August 15, 2019 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
August 1, 2019 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
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Chrissi Nimmo is selected as the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumna at Northeastern State University.
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Shown are two Cherokee Phoenix homecoming T-shirts from 2016-17. The Cherokee Phoenix is accepting design ideas from Cherokee artists for its 2020 T-shirt until midnight on Jan. 1. ARCHIVE
Shown are two Cherokee Phoenix homecoming T-shirts from 2018-19. The Cherokee Phoenix is accepting design ideas from Cherokee artists for its 2020 T-shirt until midnight on Jan. 1. ARCHIVE
The Cherokee Phoenix will accept rough drafts from artists who are Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band or Eastern Band citizens until midnight on Jan. 1.
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The Cherokee Nation contracts with Ki Bois Area Transit System for use of seven vehicles, but KATS has more than 200 vans and buses covering routes throughout eastern Oklahoma. COURTESY
A Ki Bois Area Transit System driver helps a passenger into a KATS bus by holding her bag and the door for her. The Cherokee Nation contracts with KATS, as well as Pelivan Transit, Muskogee County Transit and Cimarron Public Transit to conduct daily operations. ARCHIVE
Geremy Chuculate, a Cherokee Nation citizen and Pelivan Transit bus driver in Grove, Oklahoma, helps a load a wheel chair-bound man into the Pelivan bus Chuculate drives. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation Transit offers reliable, affordable and safe transport for American Indians to their destinations by contracting with agencies to provide more than 100,000 rides per year. ARCHIVE
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The transportation program contracts with four agencies to provide more than 100,000 rides per year.
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A statewide referendum adopted in 2016 made simple drug possession a misdemeanor and increased the threshold for felony property crimes from $500 to $1,000.
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After completing the program, students will have 4,000 contact hours with the Cherokee language and will have spent more than 40 hours each week studying and speaking the language.
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Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. gives his first monthly address during the Sept. 16 Tribal Council meeting in Tahlequah. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The largest budget in the Cherokee Nation’s history includes a higher minimum wage.
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Cherokee medical students Breanna Carlson, left, Sheridan Evans and Ryan Young will begin their second year of medical school this fall at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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Breanna Carlson, Sheridan Evans and Ryan Young begin their second year of medical school this fall.
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The program helps people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, earn college credits, train for meaningful careers and connect with other opportunities.
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Today, more than 63% of our nearly 380,000 tribal citizens reside outside Cherokee Nation’s legal jurisdiction. One thing we’ve heard loud and clear: Our at-large Cherokees want to be involved with their tribe. To better engage the perspectives of our at-large citizens, the CN has established the At-Large Cherokee Advisory Committee.

When I served as secretary of state, one of my greatest joys was visiting our Cherokee communities and hearing input from our citizens across Oklahoma and throughout the country. And today as principal chief, I remain committed to enhancing civic and cultural engagement between the CN and our at-large CN citizens.
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Thanks to technology, the Cherokee language can be accessed on devices such as the iPhone and users can text in the language. The Cherokee Nation’s Language Department has helped create such technology in recent years. COURTESY
In 2018, the Cherokee Phoenix printed an entire issue in the Cherokee language thanks to translations from the Cherokee Nation’s Language Department. COURTESY
The Cherokee Language Consortium made up of fluent speakers from the Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has translated and documented modern words that are used in language technology. COURTESY
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The tribe’s Language Department enables Cherokee to be used on modern devices and downloaded in classroom materials to advance the language.
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The gaming area, stage space, restaurant and tavern are again open at the Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson. The facility was closed earlier this year because of historic flooding. D. SEAN ROWLEY/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
A patron plays an electronic game on Sept. 11 at the reopened Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson. The venue closed earlier this year because of flooding. D. SEAN ROWLEY/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The venue had a “soft opening” on Aug. 30 after being closed for flooding repairs.
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