The Cherokee Nation Elders Summit not only promotes the importance of Cherokee elders, but serves as an information hub for elder services.
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The Cherokee Nation contracts with Ki Bois Area Transit System for use of seven vehicles, but KATS has more than 200 vans and buses covering routes throughout eastern Oklahoma. COURTESY
A Ki Bois Area Transit System driver helps a passenger into a KATS bus by holding her bag and the door for her. The Cherokee Nation contracts with KATS, as well as Pelivan Transit, Muskogee County Transit and Cimarron Public Transit to conduct daily operations. ARCHIVE
Geremy Chuculate, a Cherokee Nation citizen and Pelivan Transit bus driver in Grove, Oklahoma, helps a load a wheel chair-bound man into the Pelivan bus Chuculate drives. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation Transit offers reliable, affordable and safe transport for American Indians to their destinations by contracting with agencies to provide more than 100,000 rides per year. ARCHIVE
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The transportation program contracts with four agencies to provide more than 100,000 rides per year.
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Families may submit applications to live in re-inventoried homes located in Nowata, Rogers and Washington counties.
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The project is expected to improve safety at an intersection that had 37 collisions in five years.
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Recycling bins sit in the Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs office to collect paper, plastic, aluminum, glass and cardboard for recycling. COURTESY
Plastic collected for recycling sits in a recycling bin in the Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs office. The CNEP recently started a recycling program for its 25-person staff, which is making a difference in reducing municipal waste. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs is committed to reducing waste and making recycling a priority at work sites.
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In this file photo, Cherokee Nation Human Services staff members deliver a wood stove to a CN citizen’s home as part of the tribe’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. COURTESY
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps with summer cooling and winter heating.
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Human Services clerk Michelle Keys, right, assists a client with forms for family assistance. Human Services runs the tribe’s emergency housing assistance. ARCHIVE
Family Assistance applicants must meet eligibility guidelines and show they can make payments.
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From its hotel to restaurants, hourly and salary positions are available throughout Hard Rock Tulsa, including food and beverage, gaming, valet and more.
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A bison cow stands close to her calf on land managed by the Cherokee Nation’s Natural Resources as part of the CN’s bison program near Bull Hollow. Some elected officials want to grow the herd so meat can be offered to citizens. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
In this 2017 photo, then-Tribal Councilor Dick Lay looks at a bison corral after a Resources Committee meeting in Bull Hollow. Cherokee Nation leaders on Aug. 12 discussed the future of the tribe’s bison herd and its potential as a source of meat for citizens. ARCHIVE
For some tribal legislators, offering meat to citizens is ultimate goal.
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The Cherokee Nation Food Distribution Program serves about 5,100 households per month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allowed a waiver for the tribe to fill a service area gap for more than 3,100 CN citizens in Bartlesville. COURTESY
Until the approval, Cherokee Nation citizens eligible for the program who lived in Bartlesville could not receive benefits because of residing in an urban area.
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Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., standing, on Aug. 16 announces that former Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden is his choice for the proposed Cabinet-level secretary of Veterans Affairs at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center in Tahlequah. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Former Deputy Chief and Navy veteran S. Joe Crittenden, who on Aug. 16 was nominated for the newly proposed secretary of Veterans Affairs position, writes suggestions made by veterans at the tribe’s Veterans Center. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. wants to establish a Cabinet-level position for veterans affairs and has chosen former Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden.
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