Using the Cherokee Phoenix Elder/Veteran Fund, elders who are 65 and older as well as military veterans can apply to receive a free one-year subscription.
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Veterans and family members will have the opportunity to learn about VA benefits and services, and ask questions to Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration staff.
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Cherokee Nation citizens who are at least 18 years old, or will be 18 on June 1, 2019, must register to vote by midnight CST on March 29, 2019.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Betsy Swimmer is the owner and operator of Native American Benefits, a consulting and referral agency that helps Native Americans with housing loans and health insurance. COURTESY
Native American Benefits specializes in informing people about home loan and health insurance benefits not provided by tribal governments.
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Thousands of Cherokee Nation citizens visit the Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata via U.S. Highway 75. The CN has given $411,000 for a highway project in Washington County to install a turn and deceleration lane for the center. COURTESY
The intersection project is to provide safer traffic to Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata.
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The CHAP will provide up to 125 students with up to $1,000 per semester for housing
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A Cherokee Nation Registration Office staff member assists a client. The office is in the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. It receives an average of 1,200 CN citizenship applications per month. LANI HANSEN/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Crystal Jones visits the tribe’s Registration Office with her 7-year-old son Trenton, 4-year-old daughter Amiyah, 3-year-old daughter Sarina and 1-year-old son Nathan. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen applicants need to complete applications listing their direct lineal ancestors (parent, grandparent) back to a Dawes Roll enrollee.
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The donations are provided through the tribe’s charitable contributions fund.
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Deputy Marshal Buddy Clinton adjusts his gear as he prepares to go out on patrol. LANI HANSEN/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation Marshal Service vehicles are all marked with a seven-star logo to represent the tribe’s seven clans and the words “Marshal Service” on the driver and passenger doors. LANI HANSEN/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Deputy Marshal Buddy Clinton begins his patrolling duties. Marshals work in shifts but are on patrol 24 hours a day, seven days a week. LANI HANSEN/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
An applicant must go through at least 12 months of training before becoming a deputy marshal.
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The tribally owned company will provide the U.S. Army with support to ensure sustainable and ready operational services and enhance the ability of the U.S. military forces to fight and meet the demands of the national military strategy.
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Twenty percent of the revenue from the tribe’s motor vehicle tax is used to fund the annual law enforcement donations.
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