Cherokee Nation home energy auditors use infrared cameras to find missing or defective insulation and sources of heating and cooling losses in citizens’ homes. COURTESY
The Cherokee Nation service helps cut energy costs for its citizens’ homes.
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The Cherokee Nation’s Angel Project and Elder Angel Tree provide for those who would be without this holiday season.
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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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The Tribal Employment Rights Office has more than 820 Indian-owned companies that are TERO-certified and able to do business with the tribe.
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Cherokee Nation Veterans Center customer service representative Norman Littledave sets out information brochures for veterans who visit the center in Tahlequah. The Oklahoma Veteran’s Commission recently selected Sallisaw as the site of the state’s new veterans center, and the CN has pledged up to $300,000 to help relocate the state center from Talihina. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation Businesses will provide up to $300,000 to help relocate the center and restart operations in Sallisaw.
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Deputy Chief and U.S. Navy veteran S. Joe Crittenden speaks during the 2017 Cherokee Nation Veterans Appreciation Day event at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center. The tribe will host another such event at 9 a.m. on Friday. COURTESY
The Veterans Appreciation Day event starts at 9 a.m. and includes a wreath-laying ceremony, cultural activities, a resource fair as well as lunch.
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The administrative and legislative branches select the donations made through the fund, which allows the tribe to partner with communities and organizations.
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From left to right are Lenapah Public Works Authority Superintendent Stephen Lowen, Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., Native American Fellowship Inc. representative Carl Schufelt and LPWA employee Terry McKee. The Cherokee Nation gave the town $12,000 in October for its water treatment facility. COURTESY
The funds will help with installation of a new media filter, which is used to remove pollutants.
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The Tahlequah event is set for Oct. 23, and the Vinita event is set for Nov. 8.
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Cherokee Nation citizen and Westville Firefighter Michael Nickens displays his new identification card created by the CN Registration Department. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
When an emergency such as a fire arises, rural and volunteer firefighters often come straight from their homes or work to the scene, making it difficult for people to know who they are or why they’re there. New IDs made by the CN Registration Department should help.
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Cherokee Nation citizen and teacher Jessica Bluebird interacts with students from her class of 0- to 3-year-olds at the CN Early Childhood Unit in Tahlequah. Bluebird received her Child Development Associate certification earlier this year through Career Services’ Native American Career Technology Program. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Child Development Associate certification is a national credential that demonstrates knowledge and skills in working with young children.
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