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Taylor, Foerst named top students in CHS Class of 2022

Taylor, Foerst named top students in CHS Class of 2022

Two ambitious and studious young women have been named the top students in the Cherokee High School Class of 2022.  Abigail Taylor and Aria Foerst have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian respectively. 

Two ambitious and studious young women have been named the top students in the Cherokee High School Class of 2022.  Abigail Taylor and Aria Foerst have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian respectively. 

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Cherokee Tribes come together to celebrate Kituwah

Cherokee Tribes come together to celebrate Kituwah

The sounds of people laughing, games being played, songs being sung, and the Cherokee language being spoken filled the valley at Kituwah on Saturday, May 21 as the three federally recognized Cherokee Tribes – the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), the Cherokee Nation, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma (UKB) – came together to celebrate the Mother Town being back under Cherokee control. 

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Groundbreaking held for “new” Tribal Foods Distribution building

Groundbreaking held for “new” Tribal Foods Distribution building

The Tribal Foods Distribution Program of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will move into its new home next summer.  A groundbreaking was held on the warm afternoon of Thursday, May 19 for a project that will see a part of an existing building renovated and part of it torn down and rebuilt as a two-story, nearly 8,000 square feet addition for the Program. 

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Frell Owl Award presented to Peaches Squirrell

Frell Owl Award presented to Peaches Squirrell

The coveted Frell Owl Award has been presented to a Cherokee basketball legend who has continued to give of her time and knowledge to help countless numbers of young players.  The 2021 Frell Owl Award was presented to Peaches Squirrell during a luncheon at Harrah’s Cherokee Convention Center on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 4. 

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COMMENTARY: Nasty

It is easy to forget when you look at all the beauty in nature that there are some pretty nasty environmental issues in the wild. I am not talking about the manmade messes we bring in and leave. You know that you shouldn’t do that, and I am probably not going to alter your behavior by browbeating you in commentary. There’s an app for that.

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COMMENTARY: MMIW Movement on the Boundary

COMMENTARY: MMIW Movement on the Boundary

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIW) crisis is affecting all Nations of Indigenous people today. The MMIW movement was created to spread awareness and give a voice to our stolen sisters whose stories have not been heard.

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EBCI-driven short film aims for proper representation

EBCI-driven short film aims for proper representation

A new short film entitled “Stripper” was written, directed, and produced by Anthony Sneed, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  In fact, the movie was shot in Cherokee, and all but one of the speaking parts went to EBCI tribal members. 

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