Diligwa Villager Steve Daugherty finishes the roof of an arbor in the Diligwa Village at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill. The arbors will be used to shelter staff and visitors from the sun and rain in the village, which is a popular attraction in the spring and summer. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX Read More
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Diligwa Village gets new arbors while site closed
A new Eiteljorg Museum exhibit titled “A Sense of Beauty” will include a piece of pottery made by Les Namingha (Hopi-Tewa/Zuni) The exhibit will premiere many recently acquired Native American artworks that rarely or never have been on exhibit. COURTESY
“A Sense of Beauty,” a new Eiteljorg Museum exhibit opening on March 9 will include a silver and coral bracelet made by Navajo artist Vernon Haskie. COURTESY
Hopi/Choctaw artist Dan Viets Lomahaftewa’s collagraph on paper titled “Spring Arrival will be on display during a new exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis opening March 9. The exhibit will premiere many recently acquired Native American artworks that rarely or never have been on exhibit. COURTESY
The exhibit A Sense of Beauty opens March 9, 2019, at the Eiteljorg Museum and will highlight recently acquired contemporary and customary (or “traditional”) Native artworks.
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PARK HILL – The Oklahoma Humanities Council recently gave the Cherokee Heritage Center’s Cultural Outreach Program an $8,500 grant that will be used to support the outreach effort.

According to a Cherokee Nation press release, the Tribal Council gave the CHC an initial gift of $3,500 so that the center would be eligible for the larger OHC award.
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Bryce Adair, of Alva, wins a collection of books by the late Cherokee author Robert J. Conley.
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At this year’s Cherokee National Holiday Art Show, Cherokee artist Brandi Brown, of Bell, won honorable mention for a powwow outfit she sewed titled “Weave Your Own Path.” Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief Joe Crittenden also chose her work for their “Adult Choice” awards. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
A necklace and matching earrings made by Cherokee artist Brandi Brown are the giveaway items from the Cherokee Phoenix’s first quarterly giveaway in 2019. People can gain entries for the drawing by donating to the Cherokee Phoenix’s Elder/Veterans Fund or buying a Cherokee Phoenix subscription or merchandise. One entry is given for every $10 spent or donated. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Brandi Brown does mostly custom beadwork and likes challenging her talent when people call her for unusual custom work.
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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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TAHELQUAH – The Cherokee Speakers Bureau will be held Thursday, Dec. 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. We will meet in the Community Ballroom that is located behind the Restaurant of the Cherokee. All Cherokee speakers are invited to attend. If you want to bring a side dish or a dessert, feel free to bring it. Come speak Cherokee and enjoy food and fellowship.

For further information about the event, please contact: the Language Program at 918-453-5151.
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The two-day event is at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
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The symposium will present the media of Cherokee visual arts throughout time and bring together artists, art historians and other scholars to examine the visual arts history of the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.
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Kindergarten students TT Askew, Alicia Garcia Elvira, Haylen Lovelace and Mercy Nelms are students in Jakeli Swimmer’s Cherokee language and culture class at Robbinsville Elementary in North Carolina. LIZ SCHLEMMER/WUNC
Jakeli Swimmer teaches his weekly Cherokee language and culture class at Robbinsville Elementary in Graham County, North Carolina. LIZ SCHLEMMER/WUNC
Micah oversees a class of adult Cherokee language learners at the New Kituwah Academy in Cherokee, North Carolina. Behind him is a bulletin board he made that displays the names of the 226 remaining fluent Cherokee speakers. LIZ SCHLEMMER/WUNC
This display of shapes with their Cherokee names written in syllabary is on the wall of a pre-school room at the New Kituwah Academy, a Cherokee language immersion school in Cherokee, North Carolina. LIZ SCHLEMMER/WUNC
Third-graders Skylen Adams and Aiden Conley react to Jakeli Swimmer's Cherokee lesson on words for weather. LIZ SCHLEMMER/WUNC
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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is trying to save the language, which some say could be practically extinct in 30 years.
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The Cherokee Nation has published a new book titled “Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity” to allow readers to understand and appreciate the challenges and opportunities that have shaped the CN. COURTESY
Dr. Neil Morton speaks to members of the Adair County Historical & Genealogical Association on Oct. 18 about the Cherokee Nation’s new book “Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity.” Spanning more than four centuries, the book is a survey of Cherokee history that people can use to be introduced to parts of that history. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Roy Boney Jr. coordinated the design, graphics and layout for a new book titled “Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity” that the tribe has published. Here he shows one of the maps in the book. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The book emphasizes individual leadership, the struggle for internal unity and the fight against the forces that tried to destroy the Cherokee Nation’s sovereignty.
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Cherokee Phoenix Executive Editor Brandon Scott accepts the Cherokee Heritage Center’s Stalwart Award during the SevenStar Gala on Oct. 20 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa. The award recognizes significant contributions to the Cherokee Heritage Center’s success. COURTESY
The Cherokee Phoenix receives the Stalwart Award for significant contributions to the Cherokee Heritage Center’s success.
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