The Cherokee Phoenix is hosting an art contest for children in grades first through eighth to draw and submit their interpretations of the Cherokee Phoenix banner. All entries must be submitted by March 13. ARCHIVE Read More
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Cherokee Phoenix hosting children’s art contest
The Cherokee National History Museum in Tahlequah and other cultural sites are closed due to coronavirus. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Tribal events are cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future.
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Singers and dancers perform at a March 21 social-distancing powwow outside the Bad River Casino in Ashland, Wisconsin. People across Indian Country are organizing online and social-distancing powwows and posting videos of healing dances to offer support during the coronavirus pandemic. LYNN MADAY BIGBOY VIA AP
Jingle dress dancers share videos on social media sites from Montana, Arizona, the Dakotas, Canada and elsewhere.
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Gordon Bryan, first grade, homeschool
Brexton Davis, second grade, Dahlonegah Public School
Coleton Green, third grade, Dahlonegah Public School
Alexxus Bolin, fourth grade, Brushy Public School
Landon Clawson, fifth grade, Dahlonegah Public School
Aayushi Patel, sixth grade, Sallisaw Middle School
Emma Carter, seventh grade, Sallisaw Middle School
Ryley Hummingbird, seventh grade, Helen Tyson Middle School
Brooks Jackson, eighth grade, Sallisaw Middle School
The 9 finalist entries for the Cherokee Phoenix art contest.
Online voting runs until April 20. The grand prize winner will get a $100 gift card and his or her design on a youth T-shirt available for purchase at the 2020 Cherokee National Holiday.
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The 2020 “Remember the Removal Bike Ride” participants are, from left to right, Natasia Wacoche, Tyrus Goodrich, Heather True, Shace Duncan, Kaylee Smith, Melanie Giang, Madison Whitekiller, mentor cyclist Tracie Asbill and Whitney Roach. COURTESY
Participants of the 2020 “Remember the Removal Bike Ride” train for their 950-mile journey along the Northern Route of the Trail of Tears in June. COURTESY
The annual ride allows young Cherokees to retrace the northern route of the Trail of Tears by bicycle.
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Families looking for a fun, educational adventure for their children during spring break should plan to visit Cherokee Nation museums on March 19. The museums are offering free admission and hosting interactive activities such as make-and-take cultural art projects. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation museums are hosting educational events on March 19.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Carolyn Swepston teaches a Cherokee Reading Hour class on March 5 at A Bright Start Development Center in Tahlequah as part of 10-week language immersion class for children under 5 years old. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Carolyn Swepston, center, teaches a class of children and adults how to do the hokey-pokey dance during a Cherokee Reading Hour class on March 5 at A Bright Start Development Center in Tahlequah. Classes run through April 16 and are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
It began as a need for immersion among children under 5 years old to hear and learn the Cherokee language.
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Cherokee artist Kenny Henson works on a painting inside his home studio in Proctor on Feb. 25. Henson is the Cherokee Phoenix’s first quarter giveaway artist. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
A print of artist Kenny Henson’s painting “Lords of the Plains” will be given away April 1 during the Cherokee Phoenix’s first quarterly drawing of the year. COURTESY
Cherokee painter Kenny Henson poses with some of his work inside his home studio on Feb. 25. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Kenny Henson is the latest Cherokee Phoenix quarterly artist.
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This year’s theme for the powwow is “Steps to Sovereignty: Indigenize, Revitalize, and Decolonize.”
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Photograph taken on the Field Museum’s north steps of Apsáalooke Women and Warriors exhibition, contributors include Phenocia Bauerle, Charmaine Hill, exhibition curator Nina Sanders and JoRee LaFrance. COURTESY
Apsáalooke Women and Warriors opens March 2020 at the Field Museum in partnership with the University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, which will host a companion show.
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The Cherokee Nation is offering expanded cultural and educational opportunities at museum locations throughout March and April.
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Shown is an art piece by Cherokee artist Steven Morales, a 2019 Red Earth Emerging Artist Award winner. The annual award grants funding to emerging Native American artists, allowing them to participate in Oklahoma City’s award-winning Red Earth Festival. COURTESY
OKLAHOMA CITY – Red Earth Inc., the nonprofit organization that produces the annual Red Earth Festival, has announced a call for applications for the Red Earth Emerging Artist Award.
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