In Soliz v. Hargis, the non-Indian plaintiff claimed descent from an adopted enrollee on the Cherokee Roll, Indians by Blood.
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A polypore mushroom commonly known to Cherokees as wishi, can be found in the fall growing at the base of oak trees. Wishi is a traditional food that generations of Cherokees have come to enjoy. COURTESY
When being cleaned, wishi is sliced into strips, rinsed and boiled to rid it of dirt, debris and insects before being cooked. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
After being cleaned, wishi is typically breaded with flour, salt and pepper before being placed into a pan for frying. A small portion of the mushroom can be cooked in 10 minutes. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Fully cooked wishi resembles strips of meat and has a meat-like consistency. Cherokees have enjoyed the mushroom for generations. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Tim Kingfisher breaks up a wishi mushroom. It is a traditional Cherokee food that can be found in the fall growing at the base of oak trees. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Tim Kingfisher scoops pieces of wishi from a bowl into a skillet as he cooks the polypore mushroom that generations of Cherokees have come to enjoy. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Du-wi-shi, or more commonly known as wishi, is a mushroom that is popular among Cherokee people to gather and eat in the fall.
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The Oklahoma casting call seeks Native American males and females to play teenagers in lead roles.
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma’s 35 tribal nations with casinos have rejected arbitration in a dispute with the state over whether existing gaming compacts automatically renew at the end of the year.
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Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. unveils renderings for a planned veterans’ cemetery Nov. 8 during the tribe’s Veterans Day ceremony in Tahlequah. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Renderings of a planned Cherokee Nation Veterans Cemetery were unveiled to veterans Nov. 8 during the tribe’s Veterans Day ceremony in Tahlequah. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen and veteran Bill Horton, center, and others stand for ceremonies at the CN Veterans Center during a reception in their honor on Nov. 8. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Tribal officials says construction will start in 2020.
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Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. speaks in October at the 2019 National Congress of American Indians conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The NCAI is supporting the Cherokee Nation’s effort to send a delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives as outlined in treaties. COURTESY
The National Congress of American Indians supports the Cherokee Nation asserting its treaty right to seat a delegate in the U.S. House.
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President Donald Trump, right, speaks on Nov. 27, 2017, during a meeting with Navajo Code Talkers including Thomas Begay, left, and Peter MacDonald, center, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump has declared November as a time to celebrate both Native American heritage and the country’s founders, a move that upset Native Americans who have historically had the month to themselves to mark their contributions to the nation. SUSAN WALSH/ASSOCIATED PRESS
The move upset Native Americans who have historically had the month to themselves to mark their contributions to the nation.
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In this March 13 photo, Tehassi Hill, tribal chairman of the Oneida Nation, stands outside a federal appeals court in New Orleans, following arguments on the constitutionality of a 1978 law giving Native American families preference in adoption of Native American children. A federal appeals court says it will take a second look at an emotionally fraught lawsuit governing the adoption of Native American children. In August, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. On Nov. 7 the New Orleans-based court said a majority of its active judges have voted to re-hear the case. KEVIN MCGILL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
In August, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The president of the University of Arizona plans to meet with a group of students after invoking Native American stereotypes in remarks to their class.
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Writer Nikki Hanna will present her “Nail the Structure – Beginnings, Endings, and In Between” workshop to show aspiring writers how to write compelling stories.
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