66 annual Cherokee National Holiday busy time for Chief

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09/07/2018 09:00 AM
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Principal Chief Bill John Baker speaks to a group of veterans at a reception for them on Sept. 1 during the Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah. The stop was one of many for Baker that day, the busiest of the three-day event. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker with first lady Sherry Baker and guests Barry Switzer and Mrs. Switzer participate in the powwow. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker’s schedule at the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday was not for the faint of heart.

“I try and visit as many events as I can.” Commented Baker, “But it’s not possible to be at them all.”

Chief Baker and first lady Sherry’s Holiday began early when they attended the 2018 Cherokee Ambassador, Junior Miss and Miss Cherokee competitions on August 25. From there their schedule picked up speed.

Said Baker, “People don’t understand what it takes to invite 100,000 people to a party!”

Cherokee Phoenix covered some of Chief Baker, Cherokee National Holiday Director Bayly Wright and CN Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin’s schedule and produced the following highlight video.

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