Monday, April 7, 2014

Cherokee Nation Newsletter

We’re pleased to announce that our new Cherokee Nation Veterans Center is now open and serving military veterans. The center, located in Tahlequah, Okla., next to our tribal complex, has employees on staff to assist Native American veterans with benefits and tribal programs. A Veterans Affairs readjustment counselor is also onsite to assist all military veterans. The $2 million center, complete with a community room, library, kitchen and sunroom, was completely funded by the Cherokee Nation. Memorabilia from Cherokee veterans of all military branches will be displayed inside the center. To donate memorabilia, contact Gina Olaya at 918-384-7863
At 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, the Cherokee Nation is hosting the Oklahoma State Board of Health spring meeting in the W.W. Keeler Complex Tribal Council Chambers in Tahlequah. The state board meets regularly throughout the year to discuss public health issues and improvement processes.
The Cherokee Nation is also offering its history and humanities course to the public during classes that start Tuesday in Muldrow. The free classes will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through April 24 at the Muldrow Cherokee Community Center, 603 N. Main St. To register, contact Catherine Foreman-Gray at 918-453-5289 or
For more Cherokee Nation news and information on events, please follow the links below.


Cherokee citizen Doug Hatfield, a former compliance manager for the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission, is now serving as the director of compliance for the National Indian Gaming Commission in Washington, D.C.
The Oklahoma State Board of Health is holding its spring meeting at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex in Tahlequah on Tuesday, April 8.
The Cherokee Nation is offering its history and humanities course to the public during classes that start April 8 in Muldrow.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and other tribal leaders will host a luncheon and offer new tribal citizenship photo IDs to Cherokee citizens living in the Washington, D.C. area at an event on Saturday.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed a proclamation Tuesdaydeclaring April “Sexual Assault Awareness Month.” He signed the proclamation with support of Sequoyah High School students in attendance, since every two minutes somewhere in America someone is sexually assaulted and 44 percent are 18 years of age or younger. The proclamation also declares April 23 to be “Denim Day” in the Cherokee Nation. Tribal citizens and employees are encouraged to wear jeans to draw attention t
The $2 million Cherokee Nation Veterans Center is now open for military veterans to visit or seek guidance from the tribe’s office of Veteran Affairs.
The Cherokee Nation donated $56,000 on Monday to four community organizations.

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