Street signs in Webbers Falls display the street names in the Cherokee syllabary. The project comes after City Councilor Danny Haley said he was inspired by downtown Tahlequah’s street signs that also have the syllabary. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Webbers Falls Museum curators George and Linda Miller, both left, and City Councilor Danny Haley, shown with his wife Janet, are responsible for helping Webbers Falls obtain and install street signs in the Cherokee language to reflect the town’s history of Cherokee heritage. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation translator John Ross helps with the town’s efforts.
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In this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. The Standing Rock Sioux is challenging new government conclusions that the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline poses no significant environmental threats to American Indian tribes in the Dakotas. The Army Corps of Engineers in August finished more than a year of additional study ordered by a federal judge. TOM STROMME/THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE VIA AP
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux is challenging new government conclusions that the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline poses no significant environmental threats to American Indian tribes in the Dakotas.
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PABLO, Mont. (AP) — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in northwestern Montana are seeking to fight opioid abuse by putting limits on opioids prescribed to members seeking care through the Tribal Health Department.
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Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Shawn Slaton speaks to the Tribal Council’s Executive & Finance Committee in January about groups in Arkansas wanting to pass ballot initiatives for casinos in that state. According to Arkansas Ethics Commission records, CNB has given more than $2.2 million to a group wanting four casinos in Arkansas. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation Businesses gives money to help the group Driving Arkansas Forward promote a casino initiative.
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Democrat House candidate Sharice Davids on Nov. 6 gives a victory speech to supporters at an election party in Olathe, Kansas. Davids defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder to win the Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District seat. Democratic House candidate Debra Haaland who won in New Mexico’s 1st congressional district and Davids will join U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, who is Chickasaw, and Markwayne Mullin, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, in the House. COLIN E. BRALEY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Laguna Pueblo, sits at her Albuquerque, New Mexico home on June 6. Haaland won in New Mexico’s 1st congressional district. She and Native American Democrat Sharice Davids of Kansas will join U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, who is Chickasaw, and Markwayne Mullin, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, in the House. RUSSELL CONTRERAS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Debra Haaland and Sharice Davids join two Markwayne Mullin and Tom Cole as the only Native Americans in the House or Representatives.
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Oklahoma Republican Governor-Elect Kevin Stitt speaks to his supporters during a Nov. 6 watch party in Oklahoma City. The Cherokee Nation citizen defeated two other opponents for the governorship. ALONZO ADAMS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cherokee Nation citizens Kevin Stitt and Markwayne Mulllin easily win their respective races for Oklahoma governor and congressman.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Rebecca Zamora renews her tribal motor vehicle license plate tag at the tribe’s Tahlequah office at 120 E. Balentine Road. The CN issues its own special plates, but shares revenue with the state on plates issued for vehicles based outside the tribe’s jurisdictional boundaries. ARCHIVE PHOTO
Cherokee Nation citizen David Murray puts a sticker on a CN license plate on his vehicle. The Chickasaw, Choctaw and Cherokee Nations have compacts and revenue sharing arrangements with the state that allow their special license plates to be issued to tribal citizens who live anywhere in Oklahoma. ARCHIVE PHOTO
The Oklahoma Tax Commission offers more than 200 special license plate options that can be purchased to show support for organizations and causes.
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BELCOURT, N.D. (AP) — Locating a house isn't easy on the isolated and impoverished Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in northern North Dakota, and that's making it more difficult for residents and their counterparts on other reservations in the state to vote this election.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Construction is expected to resume in January on the long-delayed American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.
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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Officials in Stillwater have dedicated a memorial to the four people killed and 50 injured in a homecoming parade crash at Oklahoma State University.
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An upper classroom at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation is shown in an artist’s rendering. The facility will open in 2020 and will be located in the southern half of the current W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, occupying the first floor and second floors and an adjacent annex building. COURTESY
The reception area for the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation is shown in an artist’s rendering. The Tahlequah-based facility will open in 2020 and will be located in the southern half of the current W.W. Hastings Hospital. COURTESY
Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis, left, and Principal Chief Bill John Baker share a photos at an Oct. 31 event to announce the establishment of the nation’s first college of medicine to be located at a tribal health facility. The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation is set to open in 2020 in Tahlequah. COURTESY
Breanna Carlson, a Cherokee Nation citizen and Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student, attends the Oct. 31 announcement of a partnership between OSU and the CN to establish the nation’s first college of medicine to be located at a tribal health facility in Tahlequah. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation is set to open in 2020.
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