Baker signs MLK Day executive order

BY STAFF REPORTS
12/28/2017 12:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Principal Chief Bill John Baker on Dec. 27 signed an executive order declaring the third Monday in January as Martin Luther King Day in the Cherokee Nation and ordering the CN’s government offices closed that day while providing a full day of paid leave to CN employees.

“A Cherokee National Holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a time to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, who devoted his life to serving others and fighting for justice and equality for all people,” states the executive order.

MLK Day falls on Jan. 15 in 2018.

The order also encourages employees to devote the day to the service of others as a living embodiment of King’s vision of living and working together as one community.

Click here to readthe executive order.

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