Cherokee Nation events calendar set for June

BY STAFF REPORTS
06/01/2018 04:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – Some of the events the Cherokee Nation will host in June include “Stories on the Square” and the 2018 “Remember the Removal” Bike Ride return ceremony. See all calendar items below.

June 2
8 a.m. – The Cherokee Nation hosts the annual Cherokee Nation Rodeo at the Cherokee County Fair Grounds in Tahlequah. All entries must be a citizen of a federally recognized tribe and provide proof of tribal citizenship. For more information, call Bruce Davis at 918-453-5340.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center provides free admission to citizens of any of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes plus one guest as part of Cherokee Saturday. The center is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a flint knapping class at the Ho Chee Nee Chapel, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. The class is $40 per person and includes all tools and supplies. The class is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Advanced registration is recommended but not required. For more information, email tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

June 6
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square in Tahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 1-877-779-6977.

June 7-9
The Cherokee Nation hosts the Five Tribes Ancestry Conference at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur. The conference is endorsed by the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes and will feature information shared by Sequoyah Research Center Director Dr. Daniel F. Littlefield. Registration is $150 and forms are available at www.cherokeeheritagecenter.org. For more information, call 918-456-6007.

June 8
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation hosts GrowOK at the Osiyo Training Room, located behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. The free one-day workshop will share information about growing businesses in rural Oklahoma. For more information or to register, visit www.growok.org.

June 11
6 p.m. – The Tribal Council meets at the W.W. Keeler Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For the agenda, visit http://legislative.cherokee.org.

June 13
9 a.m. to noon – The Small Business Assistance Center hosts a “Leveraging Leadership” workshop at the Rogers State University Bartlesville campus. Event is free and open to the public, and geared toward nonprofit organizations. For more information, call Jill Taylor at 918-772-4213 or email jill-taylor@cherokee.org.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square in Tahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 1-877-779-6977.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – The Small Business Assistance Center hosts a “Fueling the Future” workshop at the Rogers State University Bartlesville campus. Event is free and open to the public, and geared toward nonprofit organizations. For more information, call Jill Taylor at 918-772-4213 or email jill-taylor@cherokee.org.

June 14
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Sequoyah High School and Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine host “Operation Orange,” a medical summer camp for high school students interested in a career in the medical field, at Sequoyah’s The Place Where They Play in Tahlequah. For more information or to register, email operationorange@okstate.edu.

June 15 – Nov 21
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation hosts the 1843 Cherokee Peace Council exhibit at the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, located at 122 E. Keetowah St. in Tahlequah. For more information, call 1-877-779-6977.

June 15
5 p.m. – Deadline for Cherokee Nation scholarship applications. Students can apply online at https://scholarships.cherokee.org. For more information, call 918-453-5000, ext. 5322.

June 16
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation hosts the 13th annual Traditional Native Games at Muskogee High School, located at 3200 E. Shawnee Road in Muskogee. The public is invited to come watch or compete in traditional games, including cornstalk shoots, horseshoes and more. The top three qualifiers will be invited to compete in the Cherokee National Holiday Traditional Games Championship competition on Aug. 25 in Tahlequah. To pre-register to play in traditional games, call Bayly Wright at 918-822-2427.

June 18-21
The Cherokee Nation hosts Tri-Council meetings at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, located at 777 W. Cherokee St. in Catoosa. For more information, call 918-453-5000.

June 19
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center is hosting the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club exhibit opening reception, located at 21192 Keeler Drive in Park Hill. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Callie Chunestudy at 918-456-6007.

June 20
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square in Tahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 1-877-779-6977.

June 21
11 a.m. – The Cherokee Nation hosts the 2018 “Remember the Removal” Bike Ride return ceremony at the Cherokee Nation Peace Pavilion, located at the corner of Water Avenue and Keetoowah Street in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000.

June 22-23
8 a.m. – The Community and Cultural Outreach hosts the annual Conference of Community Leaders at Northeastern State University, located at 500 N. Grand Ave. in Tahlequah. The two-day conference will bring together leaders from the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction, as well as satellite communities for learning, networking and interacting. For more information, call 918-453-5000.

June 26-27
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Cherokee Arts Center hosts a Native Artist Professional Development Training at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 Water Ave. in Tahlequah. The event is free to all tribes, but attendees must pre-register. For more information, call 918-453-5728 or email matthew-anderson@cherokee.org.

June 27
9 a.m. to noon –The Small Business Assistance Center hosts a “Leveraging Leadership” workshop at the Northeast Technology Center Claremore campus. Event is free and open to the public, and geared toward nonprofit organizations. For more information, call Jill Taylor at 918-772-4213 or email jill-taylor@cherokee.org.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square in Tahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 1-877-779-6977.

1 to 5 p.m. – The Small Business Assistance Center hosts a “Fueling the Future” workshop at the Northeast Technology Center Claremore campus. Event is free and open to the public, and geared toward nonprofit organizations. For more information, call Jill Taylor at 918-772-4213 or email jill-taylor@cherokee.org.

June 29
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tax Commission and all tag offices will be closed to observe Cherokee Nation Employee Appreciation Day.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Vinita Health Center and the Oklahoma Blood Institute host a blood drive at the health center, located at 27372 S. 4410 Road in Vinita. For more information, call 918-256-4850.

2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Child Care and Development hosts International Mud Day at Grand Playscape Park in Ketchum, located at the corner of Amarillo Street and Grand Lake Avenue. The event will include mud pie making, mud painting, water and mud play time, and free snow cones. For more information, call Tricia Peoples at 918-453-5054.

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