Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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         descendant, Cherokee
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    Community meetings and new photo IDs for Arkansas

    Cherokee Link Newsletter
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    Osiyo Donna,


    for the next few weekends, Cherokee Nation is bringing community meetings and the new photo IDs to our neighbors in Arkansas.

    Bentonville/Rogers, Saturday, Feb. 9, 11am-5 pm, McAuley Hall, 1200 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR

    Van Buren, Sunday, Feb. 10, 11am-5 pm, Van Buren Library, 1409 Main St.

    Fort Smith, Saturday, Feb. 16, 11am-5 pm, U of Fort Smith, 5210 Grand Ave., Pendergraft Health Sciences Bldg, Weidman Center

    Fayetteville, Saturday, March 2, 2012, 11am-5 pm, U of Arkansas Law School, 1045 W. Maple St., Rm 328

    And here in the CN, our Registration folks will be on hand in Sallisaw tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 8, from 10am-3pm to assist with processing new citizenship applications. Sallisaw Sub-Office, 110 N. Elm.

    The Cherokee Nation Transit Program will hold a public forum on Feb. 13, 2013, from 1 to 2pm at the Washington County Health Department, 5121 Jacquelyn Lane, Bartlesville, OK. The event will allow community members to discuss an opportunity to partner with Cimarron Public Transit to provide Native Americans with low-cost transportation services in Bartlesville and other parts of Washington County.


    Cherokee Nation
    P.O. Box 948
    Tahlequah, OK 74465
    918 453-5000

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    Cherokee Nation bringing photo ID citizenship cards to Arkansas
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation is visiting key cities in Arkansas starting this weekend to not only meet with Cherokee citizens, but also offer them a chance to upgrade their tribal citizenship cards with new photo ID “blue cards.”
    http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33355/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter356

    OSSAA closes investigation into Sequoyah High School athletics, no further sanctions levied
    The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association closed its investigation into Sequoyah High School athletics Wednesday, choosing to issue no further sanctions against the school’s athletic programs.

    http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33354/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter356

    Cherokee athletes sign letters of intent
    Sequoyah High School students joined thousands of athletes across the nation Wednesday for national signing day to commit the next four years to playing sports and getting a degree at their preferred colleges.

    http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33353/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter356

    Cherokee Nation Foundation partners with Junior Achievement to educate and inspire Oklahoma students.
    The Cherokee Nation Foundation is collaborating with Junior Achievement to help educate and inspire students in northeastern Oklahoma. The partnership extends current financial literacy efforts and emphasizes the importance of a global economy.

    http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33350/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter356

    Cherokee Nation Immersion School parents win playground grant
    A swing set and climbing equipment will become new fixtures at the Cherokee Nation Immersion Charter School after parents won a $5,000 grant to build a new playground.

    http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33349/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter356

    Students inspire at 7th Annual Cherokee Nation National Science and Engineering Fair
    A science fair project on which materials and design best held back floodwater and another three-year study using citrus peels to remediate heavy metals from contaminated sediments won the 7th Annual Cherokee Nation National Science and Engineering Fair.
    http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33345/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter356

    Cherokee Nation mourns the loss of Secretary of State Charles Head
    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the “Charles L. Head ONE FIRE Helping Victims” task force. This task force, a project deeply personal for Charles, has a mission to reduce domestic violence and improve access to behavioral health for Cherokee people. Donations can be sent to Cherokee Nation Treasurer Lacey Horn, P.O. Box 809, Tahlequah, Okla., 74465.
    http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33348/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter356

    Cherokee students inspire at 7th Annual Cherokee Nation National Science and Engineering Fair
    A science fair project on which materials and design best held back floodwater and another three-year study using citrus peels to remediate heavy metals from contaminated sediments won the 7th Annual Cherokee Nation National Science and Engineering Fair.
    http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33344/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter356


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