CN providing grants for education tours in spring
CATOOSA – The Cherokee Nation is accepting grant applications for its spring education tours. The sponsored tours provide an exclusive look at the CN’s history and culture. Applications will be accepted until March 29.
Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism awards the grants in the spring and fall to elementary public schools within the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction.
Complimentary curriculum is provided to schools that receive the grant and is available to teachers upon registration. Curriculum consists of a teacher’s guide to prepare students for the education tour and a student activity.
The grant program offers three tour options:
• Cherokee History Tour with stops at Tahlequah’s historic Capitol Square and Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, Cherokee National Prison Museum, Hunter’s Home, Cherokee Heritage Center and ancient Cherokee village, Diligwa,
• Will Rogers Tour with stops at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Dog Iron Ranch, and
• Civil War Tour with stops at Tahlequah’s historic Capitol Square, Hunter’s Home and Fort Gibson Historic Site.
Grants are available for grades third through sixth, and funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Minimum requirements for eligibility for schools include being located within the CN jurisdiction, a majority of the school’s students must hold a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood card, the school’s class size may not exceed tour capacity and the majority of the school’s students must be eligible for free and/or reduced school lunches.
Schools that do not meet the requirements or miss the deadline may experience the program for a small fee. Special rates are available for seventh through 12th grade and college students.
Applications are available at www.VisitCherokeeNation.com
For more information or to book an education tour, call 918-384-5930.