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Principal Chief Bill John Baker, left, stands with Ronnie Duncan, Lisa O’Field, Larry Carney and Toney Owens at the Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program graduation ceremony on Dec. 2 at the Armory Municipal Center in Tahlequah. Along with receiving certificates of completion, each graduate received a copper gorget and Pendleton blanket. COURTESY Read More
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program accepting applications
The event will feature music, cultural demonstrations and a book signing.
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Cherokee National Treasure Richard Fields carves a traditional bow. He and fellow CNTs Tommy Wildcat and Lisa Rutherford will demonstrate their respective talents Sept. 12-30 at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. COURTESY
Tommy Wildcat, Lisa Rutherford and Richard Fields will showcase their talents inside the new Cherokee Indian Trading Post.
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A bust honoring Cherokee Nation citizen Jack. C. Montgomery sits in the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center in Tahlequah. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions and bravery while serving in Italy during World War II. He is among the 44,000 Native Americans who served during the war. His service as well as the military service of Native Americans throughout this country’s history are being honored in an exhibition titled Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces.” WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Sequoyah National Research Center is hosting the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces” exhibition through Nov. 30.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Karin Walkingstick’s “Dogwoods” pot won Best of Show on Sept. 8 in the fourth annual Native Fest Art Show in Cushing. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Karin Walkingstick has been making hand coil pottery for five years and is a student of Cherokee National Treasure Jane Osti.
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Stickball sticks are laid on the grass at the stickball exhibitions on Sept. 1 at Sequoyah High School’s football field during the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Variations of the game have been played within tribes and between tribes for hundreds, possibly thousands of years, officials say.
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Haley Noe
David Comingdeer
Keli Gonzales
Luke Swimmer (left)
Cherokee National Holiday visitors reflect on what the annual event means to them.
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Cherokee National Holiday quilt show participant Joan Sixkiller stands with Cherokee Nation first lady Sherry Baker in front of Sixkiller’s entry “Tree of Life. Baker selected it as the First Lady’s Choice on Aug. 31 at the Sequoyah High School old gym in Tahlequah. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee National Holiday quilt show participant Avid Choate stands next to her entry “Vision” at the quilt show on Aug. 31 at the Sequoyah High School old gym in Tahlequah. It was one of five entries in the new Cherokee Nation Holiday Themed category and won second place as well as Deputy Chief’s First Lady’s Choice. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
This year’s show introduced a new judging style and an additional category called the Cherokee Nation Holiday Themed entry.
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Cherokee artist Nathalie Standingcloud wears the Cherokee Phoenix’s 2018 Cherokee Homecoming T-shirt that she designed. The Cherokee Phoenix is accepting concepts for its 2019 T-shirt. To submit an idea, email travis-snell@cherokee.org. BRANDON SCOTT/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Cherokee Phoenix will accept concepts from artists who are Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band or Eastern Band citizens until midnight on Jan. 1.
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Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, 2018-19 Miss Cherokee Whitney Roach and Principal Chief Bill John Baker take a moment for a picture after Roach won the title on Aug. 25. COURTESY
Whitney Roach will represent the Cherokee Nation as a goodwill ambassador to promote its government, history, language and culture for the next year.
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The championship games consist of cornstalk shoot, Cherokee marbles, chunkey, horseshoes, blow gun and hatchet throwing.
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Loretta Shade
Troy Jackson
Lisa Rutherford
Annie Wildcat
Loretta Shade, Troy Jackson, Lisa Rutherford and the late Annie Wildcat make up this year’s class.
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