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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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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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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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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Records show that energy companies were the biggest donors to an Oklahoma campaign against medical marijuana.
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The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court is seeking the removal of a state district judge for allegedly neglecting his duties and abusing his power as a judge.
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A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma has submitted signatures to qualify the measure for a statewide vote after saying it may not have enough.
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Downtown Porum was once a bustling place with stores, restaurants and other attractions. Today, the population is approximately 700 people. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The town of Porum in Muskogee County is within the Cherokee Nation’s jurisdictional boundary, and the tribe funds road projects and an elderly nutrition center for the community. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Ross Elementary School building still stands about 4 miles east of Porum. The two-room school served children in the Porum area until 1960 when it closed its doors. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Paula Twist prepares a meal at CN-funded elderly nutrition center funded in Porum. The sign written in the Cherokee syllabary behind her reads, “Let’s eat.” WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The town is named for Cherokee Nation citizen John Porum Davis, a rancher, Civil War veteran and Canadian District tribal councilor.
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The ruling in Oklahoma City sends the matter back to state court. Drugmakers had it moved to federal court in June.
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