Dan Littlefield, Ph.D., the Sequoyah National Research Center’s director, stands amid preserved newspapers at the SNRC in Little Rock, Arkansas. COURTESY
The Sequoyah National Research Center contains a library catalogued with books from Indian removal and the Dawes Commission to the Spiro Mounds. It’s located in Little Rock Arkansas at the University of Arkansas. COURTESY
Acid-free boxes contain the works of the late Cherokee author Robert J. Conley at the Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. The SNRC provides a large collection of resources used to study Native American life and culture. COURTESY
The Sequoyah National Research Center provides a large collection of resources used to study Native American life and culture.
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Chrissi Nimmo
Chrissi Nimmo is selected as the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumna at Northeastern State University.
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The program helps people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, earn college credits, train for meaningful careers and connect with other opportunities.
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Kimberly Teehee
Kimberly Teehee joins a list of other Cherokees such as former Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller and former tribal Supreme Court Justice Stacy Leeds to receive the honor.
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Two short films will be presented showcasing the educational pathways and responsibilities that shape the work of two Native American women who work as tribal environmental professionals.
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An artist’s rendering of the former Cherokee Casino Tahlequah at 16489 Highway 62. With the new larger casino open at Cherokee Springs Plaza, the old casino will eventually be used for the Cherokee Immersion Charter School. COURTESY
The previous Cherokee Casino Tahlequah will be donated to the Cherokee Immersion Charter School for classroom space.
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Hunter Kelley, 10, of Claremore, center, is recognized by the Cherokee Nation on Aug. 12 for his success in Braille competitions. Kelley is flanked by his mother, Kimberly Politte-Pugh, and brother, Tucker, 3, and Dist. 14 Tribal Councilor Keith Austin, left. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Hunter Kelley started learning Braille at early age.
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Billie Fain, testing assistant, and Landra Alberty, manager of Alternative Education and Assessment for the Cherokee Nation, offers high school equivalency testing – the HiSET and GED – through Adult Education within Career Services. D. SEAN ROWLEY/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Adult Education program offers HiSET paper exams and GED testing on computers.
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Stacy Leeds, center, is this year’s Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Distinguished Visiting Indian Law Professor at Arizona State University. The Cherokee Nation citizen is currently the University of Arkansas vice chancellor for economic development. COURTESY
With her visiting professorship at ASU Law, Stacy Leed will travel to its downtown Phoenix campus throughout the fall semester.
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Joey Rayburn
Rayburn has his sights set on becoming a scriptwriter for films and TV.
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A visiting fifth-grade class conducts a mock town meeting at the Junior Achievement of Oklahoma facility in Tulsa as part of the Cherokee Nation Foundation JA program. COURTESY
Two Briggs Elementary School sixth graders work on “It’s My Future” worksheets as part of the Cherokee Nation Foundation’s Junior Achievement program to get them thinking about their future endeavors. COURTESY
A mock Cherokee Phoenix newspaper office can be found at the Junior Achievement of Oklahoma facility in Tulsa as part of the Cherokee Nation Foundation’s JA program. COURTESY
The Cherokee Nation Foundation’s Junior Achievement program offers financial concept courses and activities for fifth through 12th grades.
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