Bank of America says it directed more than $13 million in 2020 to Native American communities across the U.S. disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. It also donated personal protection equipment masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to Native American communities last year. BANK OF AMERICA
Among the investments were $10 million to Native American Bank, the only national American Indian-owned community development bank in the country.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma revenue collections for calendar year 2020 declined by 3.8% as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the state, state Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Friday.
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Devin Dry
Cherokee Nation citizen and photographer Devin Dry shot the cover photo for Native Max magazine for its Native American Heritage Month issue with CN citizen and tattoo artist Nathalie Standingcloud as the cover model. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Devin Dry started Dvisuals Photography in January and has since shot several cultural shoots in which citizens of different tribes show their cultures through regalia and clothing. Pictured are students from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah wearing their respective tribes traditional wear. COURTESY
Dvisuals Photography highlights Native cultures as well as family life.
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A screenshot of Therapeutic Life Choices website shows the phrase ‘Tohi Usti Gvnvnv Edasdi’ in Cherokee phonetics. It means “Peaceful Path to Walk.” Despite many small businesses being shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tulsa-based Therapeutic Life Choices recently expanded its operations to Tahlequah. COURTESY
Tahlequah native Chris Taylor expands his business to give back to the city.
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Matthew Morgan, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association chairman, believes tribes and the state are less interested in legalizing sportsbook gambling with the COVID-19 pandemic raging. SUE OGROCKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Any discussions of legalizing sportsbook wagering are not in the near future.
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Forbearance is available for up to a year, though servicers will typically start you on a shorter forbearance plan and reassess to see if your financial situation has changed. COURTESY
To request forbearance, you must contact your loan servicer to help you understand your options.
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Cray Bauxmont-Flynn
EFG Design & Architecture works with tribal entities and communities to help in potential endeavors and economic development.
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Shown is the door to the Cherokee Nation’s Commerce Services, which has the iSave Program that helps Cherokees save money for home rehabilitation projects to add value to their homes. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHEONIX
The Cherokee Nation’s iSave Program teaches Cherokees how to save money for home rehabilitation projects.
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Dwight Yoakam is one of the many major country musical acts to perform at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa’s Hard Rock Live venue, which was honored with the 2020 Casino of the Year–Theater award by the Academy of Country Music. ARCHIVE
The award is presented to an outstanding theater within a casino.
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Tralynna Scott
In 2018, when she was an attorney for Cherokee Nation Businesses, Tralynna Scott was named by The Journal-Record as an Achiever Under 40. In 2019, she was named among The Journal-Record’s Women of the Year. CHEROKEE NATION BUSINESSES
COVID-19 and the recent McGirt ruling will have long-term impacts on Cherokee Nation finances.
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People gathered for the official opening of the Tru Hotel by Hilton in Cherokee Springs Plaza prepare for a Nov. 19 ribbon cutting. D. SEAN ROWLEY/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Tahlequah Mayor Sue Catron, center, attends a Nov. 19 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new hotel in Cherokee Springs Plaza. D. SEAN ROWLEY/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The hotel has 90 rooms and nearly 3,000 feet of multi-use lobby space.
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