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March 15, 2019 PDF of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
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Feb. 15, 2019 PDF of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
Feb. 1, 2019 PDF of the Cherokee Phoenix now available for purchase
MUSKOGEE - The Eastern Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Health Care System will honor Vietnam veterans at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee and Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa on March 29, which is National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

VA leadership will present Vietnam War Commemoration lapel pins to all veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

The presentation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main entrance at both VA medical sites. Refreshments will also be served.

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System is an official commemorative partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.

For more information, contact Nita McClellan, public affairs officer at 918-577-3704.
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2019 General Election
Thirty-two of the original 36 filers move forward for the June 1 general election.
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Election officials approve voting locations within the 15 jurisdictional districts.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Zach Blankenship stands on the victory podium for Bixby High School after winning Oklahoma’s Class 6A wrestling championship in the 120-pound weight class. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Zach Blankenship has his arm raised in victory after defeating Broken Arrow’s Jared Hill for the Class 6A wrestling championship in the 120-pound weight class. Blankenship attends Bixby High School. COURTESY
A Bixby High School freshman, Zach Blankenship wrestled at 120 pounds in his first state championship tournament and won it.
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Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Bryan Warner report the most donated money and most number of maximum contributions.
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Biologist Jim Whitehead mans a table filled with castings of alleged Bigfoot impressions on March 9 at the annual Oklahoma Bigfoot Symposium in Adair County. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The entrance to CC Camp near Stilwell, seen March 9, features a Bigfoot silhouette. The camp held the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center’s annual state gathering. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Bigfoot-inspired metal artwork is displayed March 9 at the annual Oklahoma Bigfoot Symposium in Adair County. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
D.W. Lee, a Cherokee Nation citizen and executive director of the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center, is seen at the annual Oklahoma Bigfoot Symposium on March 9 at CC Camp in Adair County. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Adair County provides the perfect Bigfoot habitat, researchers say.
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Ohio State and Texas Tech students and teens from a Methodist group volunteer to help Cherokees.
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Marcus Fears, Cherokee Nation Election Commission administrator, holds up a candidate name for the principal chief’s race on March 18 during a ballot order drawing in Tahlequah. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Principal chief candidate Chuck Hoskin Jr. and his deputy chief running mate, Bryan Warner, take the top spots in those races.
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Cherokee Nation citizens Noel Tim Grayson, left, and Zach Adair often are called upon to dress in 18th century Cherokee clothing to help re-enact that period like at the upcoming “Cherokee Days Festival” April 12-14 in Washington, D.C. COURTESY
The sixth annual “Cherokee Days Festival” April 12–14 features the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes – Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who will showcase the shared history and cultural lifeways of the three Cherokee tribes.
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Presenter Jeremy Fields speaks at the Indigenous Leadership Summit on March 9 at the campus of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
TAHLEQUAH – The Center for Tribal Studies at Northeastern State University held its 2019 Indigenous Leadership Summit on March 9.

The event focused on Indigenous leadership from gender perspectives that provided a forum for participants to discuss and recognize their role as Indigenous leaders in Indian Country.

Guest speakers included Jeremy Fields and Mee-Kai Clark of Thrive.unltd, a Native American owned and operated leadership company committed to providing innovative, culturally relevant training for Native American communities.

For more information on the Center for Tribal Studies, call 918-444-4350 or visit cts.nsuok.edu.
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Recognition of groups claiming Native status can have far-reaching consequences.
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