Funding could come from an existing cemetery preservation program.
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Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. addresses the Tribal Council during a Dec. 16 meeting in Tahlequah. The Council approved a historic registry act to protect and preserve historic sites significant to the Cherokee Nation. COURTESY
The legislation’s goal is to protect and preserve sites of significance to the tribe.
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Cherokee Nation Dist. 4 Tribal Councilor Dr. Mike Dobbins recently donated $2,000 to the community group Southern Cherokee Helpers for their community activities. Attending the announcement were Sarah Cowett, left, Callie Connolly, Derek Birdtail, Councilor Dobbins, Ginger Coleman and Henry Birdtail. COURTESY
The funding will assist the group in their effort to promote Cherokee culture through monthly community service activities and crafts in Dist. 4.
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Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Chuck Garrett addresses the Tribal Council on Nov. 12. In his monthly report, Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Chuck Garrett noted that the top official in Pope County, Arkansas, offered his support for CNB’s casino application. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
An amendment to the motor vehicle tag act allows the tribe to withhold funding from schools that prevent Cherokees from observing cultural practices.
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Deputy Attorney General Chrissi Nimmo speaks to the Tribal Council’s Rules Committee on Oct. 31 in Tahlequah. She informed that the Cherokee Nation looks to cut motor vehicle tag money to schools that don’t allow Cherokee students to exercise their cultural and religious practices. COURTESY
The Cherokee Nation disbursed $5.7 million to 108 schools this year.
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Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signs the Durbin Feeling Cherokee Language Preservation Act on Oct. 15 at the Tribal Complex. Seated to his left is Feeling’s brother, Russell Feeling. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Durbin Feeling Cherokee Language Preservation Act will infuse $16 million into language efforts.
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Legislators also vote to back a new $1 million job training program.
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Cherokee Nation citizen and Vietnam veteran Tommy Rayburn is honored by the tribe Sept. 16 for his service. He served in the Army. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
James Locut, 78, of Sand Springs, is honored by Cherokee Nation leaders Sept. 16 for his service in the Air Force from 1961-65. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Army veteran John Locut, 75, of Pryor, receives the Cherokee Warrior Award on Sept. 16. He served from 1960-66. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Kristy McKie, 37, of Tahlequah, an Army veteran, is honored by the tribe Sept. 16 for her service. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd hopes to secure one of four top National Congress of American Indian positions.
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Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. gives his first monthly address during the Sept. 16 Tribal Council meeting in Tahlequah. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The largest budget in the Cherokee Nation’s history includes a higher minimum wage.
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Legislators unanimously accept the fiscal year 2019-20 funding in one day.
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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service was asked to revise existing rules to allow non-Natives to posses eagle feathers.
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