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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
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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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Leaders in Pope County have endorsed a proposal from Cherokee Nation Businesses to build a casino and hotel complex in the county, which would become Arkansas’ fourth casino.

After little discussion, the Pope County Quorum Court voted Aug. 13 to support the proposed Legends Resort & Casino, which would be built north of Russellville and Interstate 40. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Legends project beat out four other proposals to get the nod from the quorum court.
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In this 2013 photo, Cherokee Nation citizen Gary Siftar of the Raptor Center in Broken Arrow, Okla., releases an adult male eagle back into the wild near Kerr Lake in Sequoyah County after nearly 19 months of rehabilitation. In August, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revised its policy regarding the retention of eagle remains on lands within Indian Country by allowing tribes to retain bald and golden eagle remains found on these lands under certain conditions and with the proper permits. SHARON GWIN/CHEROKEE NATION CITIZEN
Federally recognized tribes can now retain certain eagle remains found on their lands.
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From left to right are 2018-19 Miss Cherokee Whitney Roach, 2019-20 Little Cherokee Ambassadors AriaMae Cunningham, Reese Henson, Lindzee Scott, Jonah Asbill, Lucas Asbill, Wyatt Carey and 2018-19 Junior Miss Cherokee Kaitlyn Pinkerton. COURTESY
Little Cherokee Ambassadors act as role models and ambassadors for the tribe by attending events for the next year.
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Chuck Hoskin Jr. wraps up his first speech as principal chief during the Aug. 14 ceremony at the Cherokee Casino Tahlequah. Hoskin and other elected leaders were sworn in during the ceremony that attracted hundreds of spectators. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Bryan Warner is officially sworn in as the new deputy chief by Supreme Court Justice John C. Garrett on Aug. 14 as Warner’s wife, Maco, looks on. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
New and re-elected members of the Tribal Council, including Keith Austin, left, and Dora L. Smith Patzkowski are sworn into office on Aug. 14 at the Cherokee Casino Tahlequah. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Outgoing Principal Chief Bill John Baker says farewell on Aug. 14 during an inauguration and swearing-in ceremony for leaders that include Baker’s successor, Chuck Hoskin Jr. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Flanked by his wife, January, Chuck Hoskin Jr. is sworn in as the Cherokee Nation’s new principal chief on Aug. 14 by Supreme Court Justice John C. Garrett. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee National Youth Choir members sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Cherokee Nation’s inauguration and swearing-in ceremony on Aug. 14 in Tahlequah. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The new principal chief asks Cherokees to rally around ideas, not politicians.
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Gavin Day
Gavin Day struggles daily with the rare disorder FG1 syndrome, an X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder that causes learning difficulties, weak muscle tone and other problems.
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Request for applications closes Sept. 30 for grants designed to help Native farmers and ranchers.
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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The next meeting of the Tahlequah Writers group is 2 p.m., Aug. 17 in the Rawls Room at the Tahlequah Public Library at 120 S. College Avenue.

Everyone is welcome to the meeting and new members are welcome. Area writers are encouraged to bring their work to the meeting to share with the group.

Attendees include poets, fiction writers, historians, essayists, humorists, playwrights, scriptwriters and more. Meetings discuss the art of writing as well as the business of publishing and promotion of writing and books.

For information, visit Tahlequah Writers on Facebook.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Vance McSpadden and tennis doubles partner Ron Cox hold the Gordon Trophy. McSpadden and Cox helped Team USA beat Team Canada in the annual international seniors tennis competition July 25-27 in Ohio. COURTESY
The Gordon Trophy is the second-longest international tennis competition, bested only by the Davis Cup.
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