Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians citizen Luke Swimmer, second from left, his wife Tabytha and their children stand in front of their booth at the Cherokee Heritage Center on Aug. 30 in Park Hill, Oklahoma, during the 67th Annual Cherokee National Holiday. Swimmer and his family own the Buffalotown Clothing Company selling merchandise with printed original Cherokee culture-inspired designs. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
T-shirts with designs such as the “Water Panther” are part of the merchandise sold by Buffalotown Clothing Company, owned and operated by EBCI citizen Luke Swimmer and his family. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The “Skoden” design, right, is a new design inspired by a saying often heard in Native communities in conjunction with going to stomp dances, created by EBCI citizen and owner of Buffalotown Clothing Company, Luke Swimmer. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Stickers and buttons with designs created by EBCI citizen Luke Swimmer are a part of the merchandise available through the Buffalotown Clothing Company. COURTESY
Since 2017, Luke Swimmer and his family have sold clothing with original pop culture designs that pay homage to the Cherokee culture.
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The contract calls for Cherokee Nation Security and Defense to upgrade and maintain vehicle barriers at Air Force bases.
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Fall racing will feature 28 days of live AQHA racing at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs.
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Recent Grove High School graduate Haydn Williams removes a crappie from his hook on Aug. 15 on Grand Lake near Grove. The teenager started his own fishing guide service in May. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Haydn Williams, 18, fishes for crappie on Aug. 15 near a dock on Grand Lake. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Haydn Williams shows off a pair of crappie he caught on Aug. 15 on Grand Lake. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Fishing runs in the family of 18-year-old Cherokee Nation citizen Haydn Williams.
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Cherokee Nation Businesses employs more than 7,500 people and is the holding company for the tribe’s for-profit businesses.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Mikah Walters, 21, opened MTech Cave in Stilwell this year. He repairs and sells various electronics plus offers a gaming lounge. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Daniel Christie, 12, of Stilwell, plays the online video game Fortnite on July 31 at MTech Cave in Stilwell. The business opened in January. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
MTech Cave is located at 11 N. First St. in Stilwell. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Four computers at MTech Cave in Stilwell are available for online gaming. There are also two Xbox consoles, two PlayStation consoles and a Nintendo Switch. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Mikah Walters, a 21-year-old Cherokee citizen, owns and operates MTech Cave.
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Cherokee Nation Businesses and Legends unveil their plans to build a resort destination in Pope County. COURTESY
The $225 million development is planned for Russellville, on approximately 130 acres north of Interstate 40 along Nob Hill Road.
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Robert Blackstone
The Blackstone Martial Arts logo features three letter Fs standing for foundation, framework, and faith. BMA was created by Cherokee Nation citizen Robert Blackstone to help martial arts students further their training via an online video library. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Robert Blackstone’s martial arts training can be accessed via a subscription service.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Harold Hicks paints a wall on the inside of a house he and his son Nathan are flipping in Wagoner. COURTESY
Harold Hicks and his son Nathan consider themselves part-time house flippers, making a profit selling renovated homes.
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Cherokee Nation citizens Gwen Jones and Julie Armbrister are co-owners of Heart & Soul Kitchen in Kansas, Oklahoma. It offers homestyle foods, sandwiches, soups and breads. D. SEAN ROWLEY/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Heart & Soul Kitchen customers can pick up a prepared poppy seed chicken casserole that can be easily heated in the oven for a family dinner entree. COURTESY
Among the soups offered by Heart & Soul Kitchen is vegetable beef stew. COURTESY
Patrons have given the thumbs up to Heart & Soul Kitchen’s chicken and dumplings. COURTESY
Lasagna has proven one of the most popular items among diners at Heart & Soul Kitchen. COURTESY
A customer can visit Heart & Soul Kitchen and pick up a whole tray of chocolate delight for $16. COURTESY
Owners-Operators: Gwen Jones and Julie Armbrister

Established: Aug. 4, 2018

Location: 1020 E. Tulsa Ave., Kansas, Okla.

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday

Food Types: Homestyle foods, sandwiches, soups and breads, as well as ready-made frozen foods for carryout.
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An artist’s rendering shows the outside of the United Keetoowah Band’s The River Brewhouse, a 6,200-square-foot building that will become the largest brewery in Oklahoma. It will feature four signature beers: an amber, a pilsner, an India Pale Ale and a lager or ale. Sports betting will also be offered courtesy of Bet4 Technologies, according to the UKB Corporate Board. COURTESY
TAHLEQUAH – Custom brews, good food and sports betting will come together under one roof when the United Keetoowah Band’s Corporate Board officially opens The River Brewhouse in September.

“The administration building next to the old Keetoowah Casino and the whole area is going to be transformed by it. It’s going to be the biggest brewery in the state of Oklahoma,” Randall Hendricks, UKB Corporate Board director, said.
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