Cherokee Little Ambassador applications being accepted

BY STAFF REPORTS
06/05/2012 01:19 PM
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation is accepting applications for the Little Cherokee Ambassador Leadership Competition that is set for 4 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Sequoyah Schools’ Place Where They Play.

The competition is held in conjunction with the 60th Cherokee National Holiday scheduled for Labor Day weekend.

“The event is a great opportunity for young ones to gain confidence and leadership skills,” event coordinator Mandy Scott said. “It helps our younger generation become more involved in their culture and gives them a better sense of how to represent his/her community.”

Participants must be a CN citizen between the ages of 4 and 12, which will be divided into three separate age groups, 4–6, 7–9 and 10–12. A male and female winner will be chosen from each age group to represent the tribe as goodwill ambassadors promoting the values, culture and heritage of the Cherokee people.

Complete applications should be submitted by July 11 and include a copy of the contestant’s tribal citizenship card and a brief biography. Those who have previously been chosen as the lead ambassador for their age groups are not eligible to compete.

For more information or to request an application, call Mandy Scott at 918-207-3841 or email mandy-scott@cherokee.org.
ᏣᎳᎩ

ᏓᎵᏆ, ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎻ.– ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᏓᏂᏁ ᏗᎧᎵᏏᏌᏅ ᎾᎿ ᏧᎾᏍᏗ ᏗᏂᏲᏟ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎨᏥᏅᏏᏓ ᏗᎾᏓᏘᏂᏙ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏎᎸᎯ ᏅᎩ ᎢᏳᏩᏂᎸ ᎦᎶᏂ ᎧᎸ ᏌᏚᏏᏁ ᏒᎯᏰᏯᏗᏝ ᎾᎿ ᏏᏉᏲ ᏧᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᏧᎾᏁᎶᏗᎢ.

ᎯᎠ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏧᎳᎭ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏑᏓᎵᏍᎪᎯᏁ ᎠᏍᏆᎵᎲ ᏓᎵᏆ ᎤᏔᎾ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᏧᏂᏍᏆᎸᎡᎰ ᎠᏎᎸ ᏗᎦᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᏗ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎢᎦ ᎠᎵᏍᏆᏗᏍᎬ ᏒᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᏗ.

“ᎯᎠ ᎠᏍᏆᎸᏍᎬ ᎤᎪᏗ ᎠᏝᏅᏓᏗᏍᎪ ᎾᎿ ᎨᎳ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᎤᎪᏛ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏧᎾᏓᏅᏓᏗᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᏓᎾᏰᎯᏍᏗ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎾᏓᏘᏂᏙ ᎢᏳᏛᏁᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᏂᎨᎵᏍᏔᏂᏙᎲ ᏗᎫᎪᏔᏂᏙ Mandy Scott. “ᎠᎾᎵᏍᏕᎸᏙᏗᏍᎪ ᎨᎳ ᏗᎾᏛᏍᎩ ᎤᎪᏛ ᎤᏁᎳᏗᏓᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏱᎦᏛᏁᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᎢᎩᎲ ᎢᎩᎲ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎪ ᏓᏤᎸ ᎤᎾᏓᏅᏓᏗᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᏃᎮᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᏚᎾᏛᏒᎢ.”

ᎯᎠ ᎤᏚᎵᏍᎩ ᎤᎧᎵᏏᏐᏗ ᎪᏪᎳ ᎠᏎ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎨᎳ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎢᏧᎾᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᏅᎩ ᎠᎴ ᏔᎳᏚ ᎢᏍᏗ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᏃᏊ ᏦᎢ ᎢᏗᎦᏗᏍᏗ ᎨᏐ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏧᎾᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᏗᎬᏙᏗ, ᏅᎩ--ᏑᏓᎵ ᎢᏧᎾᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᏌᏊ, ᎦᎵᏉᎩ ᎠᎴ ᏐᏁᎳ ᎢᏍᏗ ᏔᎵᏁ ᏃᎴ ᏍᎪᎯ ᏔᎳᏚ ᎢᏍᏗ ᏦᎢᏁ. ᎠᏧᏣ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎨᏳᏣ ᎤᎾᏓᏠᏒ ᎨᎦᏑᏰᏍᏗ ᏌᏊᎭ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᎢᏧᎾᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᏥᏕᎪᏪᎳ ᎨᏒᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎤᎬᏩᏟ ᎠᏂᎩᏍᎪ ᏄᏍᏛ ᎠᏥᏅᏒ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏫᏂᎬᏁᎰ ᏄᎵᏍᎨᏗᏴ, ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏁᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎦᏓᎴᏅ ᎤᏂᏃᎮᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ.

ᎠᏍᏆᏙᏅ ᎠᎧᎵᏏᏐᏗ ᎪᏪᎵ ᏫᎦᏅᏗ ᎦᏱᏉᏂ ᏌᏚᏏᏁ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᎤᎵᏍᏚᎢᏌ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᏣᎦᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎨᎳ ᎨᏒ ᎧᏃᎮᏍᎩ ᎠᏆᏂᏲᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎦᏲᏟ ᎪᏪᎳᏅ ᎠᏓᏃᎮᏍᎩ ᎤᏩᏌ. ᎾᏃ ᎨᎦᏑᏰᏓ ᏧᏩᎪᏔᏅᏒ Ꮭ ᎬᏩᏖᎳᏗᏍᏗ ᏱᎩ ᎾᎿ ᎢᏳᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᎨᏒᎢ.

ᎤᎪᏛ ᎠᏕᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗ ᏲᏚᎵ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎧᎵᏏᏐᏗ ᏲᏚᎵ ᎯᎠ ᎠᏟᏃᎮᏙᏗ, Mandy Scott 918-207-3841 ᎠᎴ email mandy-scott@cherokee.org.

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