Cherokee Nation calendar of events for August
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Leading up to the 63rd Cherokee National Holiday in September, a new Miss Cherokee and Junior Miss Cherokee, as well as new Little Cherokee Ambassadors, will be crowned in the month of August. See all Cherokee Nation calendar items below.
8 a.m. — Cherokee Nation Wings Program will sponsor the Redbird Smith 5K in Sallisaw. Proceeds benefit Ki Bois Community Action. For more information, contact Lacey Wallace at 918-772-7236 or [email protected].
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Jay at the Sam Hider Health Center, 1015 Washbourne St. Call 918-253-4271.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Basic website construction seminar presented by Clarence Fisher at the Indian Capital Technology Center, 2403 N 41st St. E., Muskogee. For more information, contact Laura Doss at 918-453-5000, ext. 5994 or [email protected].
4 p.m. – The Little Cherokee Ambassador Competition will be held at Sequoyah High School’s The Place Where They Play in Tahlequah, 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. For more information, call Kristen Thomas at 918-525-2266.
6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For the agenda, visithttp://legislative.cherokee.org.
10th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Art Show applications, including photos of artwork, must be submitted by 5 p.m. Applications can be emailed to Marie Smith at [email protected] or submitted in person at the Spider Gallery, 215 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For more information, call Smith at 918-453-5524.
5 to 7 p.m. –Cherokee Nation Child Support Services hosts the Child Support Awareness Month Rally at the Tahlequah Community Building, 908 S. College Ave. For more information, contact Dillon Turman at 918-453-5444.
First day of school for Sequoyah High School and Cherokee Immersion Charter School students.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Sallisaw sub-office, 110 N. Elm. Call 918-775-6226.
10:30 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker; Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden; and Tribal Councilors Rex Jordan, David Walkingstick, Bryan Warner, Shawn Crittenden, Dick Lay, Buel Anglen, Keith Austin and Wanda Hatfield will be sworn into office during the tribe’s inauguration ceremony in Tahlequah at Sequoyah High School’s The Place Where They Play, 17091 S. Muskogee Ave.
Entry forms for the 63rd Cherokee National Holiday parade must be submitted by 5 p.m. Forms can be emailed to Christopher Thompson at [email protected] or submitted in person at the Career Services office inside the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For more information, contact Debra Lack or Christopher Thompson at 918-453-5555.
6:30 p.m. – The Junior Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition will be held at the Tahlequah Municipal Armory Building, 100 N. Water Ave. For more information, call Reba Bruner at 918-453-5397.
6 to 8 p.m. – Six-week introduction class for individuals to learn Adobe Illustrator. Class will be taught by Mike Brown at Northeastern State University Seminary Hall, room 232, in Tahlequah. Space is limited. To register, contact Laura Doss at 918-453-5000, ext. 5994 or [email protected].
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Claremore at the Cherokee Nation Career Services Office, 23205 S. Hwy 66. Call 918-342-7450.
8 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Wings Program will sponsor the “Fire Up the Lions!” 5K and Fun Run in Vinita. Proceeds benefit the Vinita Firefighter Local #2814 Scholarship Fund & Vinita Lions Club. For more information, contact Amy DeVore 918-915-0464 or [email protected].
6 p.m. – The Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition will be held at Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Tahlequah, 718 Pendleton St. A reception for the former Miss Cherokees will be held prior to the competition at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Lisa Trice-Turtle at 918-453-5000, ext. 4991.
For a full list of upcoming 63rd Cherokee National Holiday events on Labor Day weekend, visit www.cherokee.org and click the Cherokee National Holiday quick link.