CNB donates $10K for elder/vet subscriptions

BY TRAVIS SNELL
Assistant Editor – @cp_tsnell
01/19/2019 08:00 AM
TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation Businesses officials recently donated $10,000 to the Cherokee Phoenix’s Elder/Veteran Fund, which provides free subscriptions of its twice-monthly newspaper to elders and veterans who are Cherokee Nation citizens.

“The Elder/Veteran Fund was put into place to provide free subscriptions to our Cherokee elders and veterans,” Executive Editor Brandon Scott said. “Some of our elders and vets are on a very limited budget, and other items have a priority over buying a newspaper subscription. The donations we receive have a real world impact on our elders and vets, so every dollar donated to the Elder/Veteran Fund is significant.”

Using the Cherokee Phoenix fund, elders who are 65 and older, as well as any Cherokee veteran, can apply to receive free one-year subscriptions by visiting, calling or writing the Cherokee Phoenix office and requesting a subscription.

The Cherokee Phoenix office is located in the Annex Building on the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex. The postal address is Cherokee Phoenix, P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74465. To call about the fund, dial 918-207-4975 or 918-453-5269 or email justin-smith@cherokee.org or joy-rollice@cherokee.org.

Subscription rates are $15 for one year and apply to either the physical newspaper, which is delivered to the subscriber’s home via the U.S. Post Office, or an electronic PDF version that can be obtained at https://issuu.com/store/publishers/cherokeephoenix1828/issues/2019-01.2-01.

No income guidelines have been specified for the Cherokee Phoenix Elder/Veteran Fund, and free subscriptions will be given as long as funds last.

“We are proud to support the Cherokee Phoenix and its long history of keeping Cherokee Nation citizens informed,” CNB CEO Shawn Slaton said. “We are extremely pleased to see the subscription fund continue to grow and bring important information and updates to Cherokee elders and veterans.”

Tax-deductible donations for the fund can also be sent to the Cherokee Phoenix by check or money order specifying the donation for the Cherokee Phoenix Elder/Veteran Fund. Cash is also accepted at the Cherokee Phoenix offices and local events where Cherokee Phoenix staff members are accepting Elder/Veteran Fund donations.

Those who donate can also have entries submitted for them into the Cherokee Phoenix’s quarterly artist giveaway. For every $10 donated or spent on Cherokee Phoenix merchandise, a person gets one entry into the quarterly drawing.

The Cherokee Phoenix will hold its first 2019 quarterly drawing on April 1 when it gives away a necklace and matching earrings by Cherokee artist Brandi Brown.
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  ...
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 ...

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