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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
June 5, 2019 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
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May 1, 2019 Election Guide Issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available for purchase
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Four more Oklahoma counties approved for disaster assistance
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Allene (Spears) Allison reads a passage written by her great-grandmother, the late Rebecca Ketcher Neugin, during a ceremony June 8 in Lost City. The ceremony celebrated Neugin as the last Trail of Tears survivors. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
A special marker was added to the gravestone of Rebecca Ketcher Neugin, the last known Trail of Tears survivor, on June 8 in Lost City. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Allene (Spears) Allison, left, and Beatrice Rabbitt, descendants of the late Rebecca Ketcher Neugin, visit Neugin’s gravesite during a June 8 event in Lost City. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
National Trail of Tears Association President Jack Baker speaks June 8 during an event honoring the late Rebecca Ketcher Neugin, the last known Trail of Tears survivor. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The late Rebecca Ketcher Neugin was honored June 8 in Lost City as the last Trail of Tears survivor. COURTESY
Family forced from home in 1838.
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Lone candidate Joe Deere remains the winner after a brief Supreme Court hearing.
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The Supreme Court hears arguments concerning the accuracy and legality of Hoskin-Warner campaign finance reports.
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Jamie Barnes and Ian Finch, United Kingdom citizens who followed a Trail of Tears route from the Smoky Mountains to Tahlequah, meet with Principal Chief Bill John Baker on June 10, a day before returning to London on June 11. COURTESY
Most of the trip was in a canoe, but two United Kingdom citizens walked five days in the Smoky Mountains, and from Memphis to Tahlequah.
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A sculpture called “The Warrior Circle” by Cherokee artist Daniel HorseChief is seen outside the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center in Tahlequah. The Tribal Council voted June 10 to seek funding for a veterans cemetery. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee veterans honored with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism this month are Billy Cecil, of Park Hill; Ashley Rutherford, of Burleson, Texas; John Cochran, of Catoosa; and Marvin Winton, of Amarillo, Texas. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Councilors want to limit those who would be buried in it to only tribal citizens.
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Principal Chief Bill John Baker signs a proclamation declaring June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the Cherokee Nation on June 14 at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
TAHLEQUAH – With 2019 marking the 14th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Cherokee Nation officials signed a proclamation on June 14 at the W.W. Keeler Complex declaring June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the CN.

In 2006, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, with the support of the United Nations International Plan of Action, first proclaimed a day to recognize elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.
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A statewide coalition launches a campaign to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured Oklahoma residents.
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Chaydee Lawless and Gabriel Mouse join eight other Northeastern State University graduating seniors recognized with the honor.
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Oklahoma will be in Conference Room 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to help people sign up for health insurance.
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Shown is a poker table at the Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs in Delaware County near the Oklahoma-Arkansas border. Cherokee Nation Businesses officials on June 11 announced a partnership with Legends, a management consulting firm, to try and establish a casino in Pope County, Arkansas. COURTESY
A Pope County judge and the Russellville mayor say they won’t issue a casino approval letter without residents’ consent.
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