Cherokee Phoenix to host awards banquet, calls for nominations

BY TRAVIS SNELL
Assistant Editor – @cp_tsnell
07/02/2019 10:00 AM
TAHLEQUAH – Are you or do you know someone who makes positive impacts in people’s lives or communities? If so, consider submitting a nomination to the Cherokee Phoenix’s inaugural Seven Feathers Awards Gala this fall.

On Nov. 23, the Cherokee Phoenix will honor seven Cherokees who work to make the world a better place in the categories of Health, Education, Community, Service and Business, as well as advance the tribe’s Language and Culture.

Nominations can be submitted through all of July at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7FEATHERS.

“We wanted to find a way to honor people who have an impact on our Cherokee community within the 14 counties and outside of it. People that may not normally be recognized for the good that they do,” Executive Editor Brandon Scott said. “There are thousands of Cherokees doing great things. It’s our hope that we can showcase and promote a few of our unsung Cherokee heroes.”

Nominees must be citizens of the Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band or Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. There are no age requirements.

Also, nominees do not have to live in the Cherokee Nation’s jurisdiction.

The awards will be stained glass feathers by Cherokee artist Brandi Hines of Agitsi Stained Glass in Tulsa. The feathers will be approximately a foot long and 3 inches wide. Each feather will be mounted on a cedar plank with a plaque displaying the recipient’s name and award category.

The awards ceremony will be held in the Cherokee Casino Tahlequah’s Chota Conference Center.

Tickets for the event are $20 each.

All proceeds will go to the Cherokee Phoenix’s Elder/Veteran Subscription Fund, which provides free annual subscriptions to CN citizens who are 65 or older, as well as veterans and active military personnel.

For more information about tickets or sponsoring the event, call Samantha Cochran at 918-207-3825 or email samantha-cochran@cherokee.org.
About the Author
Travis Snell has worked for the Cherokee Phoenix since 2000. He began as a staff writer, a position that allowed him to win numerous writing awards from the Native American Journalists Association, including the Richard LaCourse Award for best investigative story in 2003. He was promoted to assistant editor in 2007, ...
TRAVIS-SNELL@cherokee.org • 918-453-5358
Travis Snell has worked for the Cherokee Phoenix since 2000. He began as a staff writer, a position that allowed him to win numerous writing awards from the Native American Journalists Association, including the Richard LaCourse Award for best investigative story in 2003. He was promoted to assistant editor in 2007, ...

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