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Thursday, August 16, 2018
August 2018 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix and 2018 Holiday Guide available online
Tribal Councilor Mary Baker Shaw reads a resolution supporting the expansion of the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program to include select counties in Arkansas and Texas during the Aug. 13 Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex in Tahlequah. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The program would impact nearly 11,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in certain Arkansas and Texas counties.
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Cherokee National Treasure Martha Berry won grand prize with her beaded bandolier bag at the opening of the 23rd annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show at the Cherokee Heritage Center. The name for the bag is “The Orange Monster’s Masquerade Ball” and is a protest piece using iconography of the Mississippian mound builders and the traditions of early 19th century Cherokee beadwork to illustrate the threat posed by President Trump to Native American nations and the people of the United States. COURTESY
Cherokee National Treasure Martha Berry won grand prize with her beaded bandolier bag titled “The Orange Monster’s Masquerade Ball” at the 23rd annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show. The motif on the fully beaded pouch flap is one found in the artifacts of the mounds of the southeastern United States. It incorporates both the equilateral cross that represents the sun and ceremonial fire, as well as the curvilinear four winds symbol. She used they symbol to represent the Native American nations as well as the American people. COURTESY
Wind and fire is being surrounded and threatened by the Uktena motif on the bag’s right strap of Cherokee National Treasure Martha Berry’s grand prize-winning bandolier bag. Uktena is a monster in Cherokee legend and here depicts President Trump. The creature’s wings, antlers and serpent body bring in elements of the upper, middle and lower worlds. The use of crystals on his head and down his back adheres to Cherokee lore. The edges of his body recall Trump’s ever-present blue suit and white shirt, and the red band at his neck represents the red tie. COURTESY
Cherokee National Treasure Martha Berry won grand prize with her beaded bandolier bag titled “The Orange Monster’s Masquerade Ball” at the Cherokee Homecoming Art Show. She uses the Uktena motif to protest President Trump. The nickname “Orange Man” appears as orange transparent beads in his face, tail and down the sides of his body, which is shown on the left strap. COURTESY
Cherokee National Treasure Martha Berry says her bandolier bag illustrates President Trump’s threat to Native Americans and the people of the United States.
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September’s presentation will be the fourth in the Georgia Chapter’s series commemorating the 180th anniversary of the Cherokee removal from Georgia.
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Bacone College, located in Muskogee, was expected to begin fall classes on Aug. 15. In May, rumors of closure circulated after outgoing the president, Frank Willis, made the announcement via Facebook days before the May 12 commencement ceremonies. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Dr. Ferlin Clark
The college was expecting 400 students to enroll for the fall semester.
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Cherokee National Treasure Martha Berry is the grand prize winner for the 23rd annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show for her beaded bandolier bag titled “The Orange Monster’s Masquerade Ball.” This is her third time being honored with the grand prize. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
An oak and honeysuckle basket by Cherokee Nation artist Mike Dart titled “Giggin’ Basket” won the traditional basket category at the 23rd annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Two women view an American flag-themed mask at the 23rd annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show at the Cherokee Heritage Center. The show runs through Sept. 22. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation artist Tonia Hogner-Weavel won the Betty Scraper Garner Cherokee Elder Artist Award for her “Deerskin Suit.” Hogner-Weavel creates historically correct clothing with a modern twist. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Visitors to the Cherokee Homecoming Art Show view jewelry pieces and other items during an opening reception on Aug. 10 at the Cherokee Heritage Center. The show runs through Sept. 22. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The art show and sale runs through Sept. 22 at Cherokee Heritage Center.
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Oklahoma test results show that student proficiency rates are down slightly in almost every grade and subject in the second year of higher academic standards.
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Democrat Sharice Davids of Kansas added her name Wednesday to her party’s increasingly diverse slate of candidates advancing to the November ballot.
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Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez meets with Lenapah town officials on Aug. 2 at a water treatment plant during a tour across the Cherokee Nation’s Dist. 11. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez visits communities in her district such as South Coffeyville, Vinita and Lenapah.
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Critics of a proposal to impose work requirements on some Oklahoma Medicaid recipients said Tuesday that the plan is designed to reduce the state’s Medicaid rolls at the expense of health care services for some of its poorest citizens.
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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has asked federal officials for another extension to comply with the REAL ID Act.
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A federal appeals court has dismissed a challenge to a law that gives preference to American Indian families in adoptions of Native children.
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