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Native Heritage Month: Will Rogers

On November 4, 1879, Will Rogers was born on his family’s ranch near Oologah, Indian Territory. Rogers was a Cherokee actor, writer, humorist, philanthropist, cowboy, aviation booster, and much more! Celebrate his birthday at the Will Rogers Memorial Museums’s Motion Picture Festival. Follow their page for more info!

Pelosi exploring a 'path' for Cherokee Nation delegate in Congress following testimony

By Allison Herrera Cherokee Nation is continuing its push to seat a delegate in Congress. Last Wednesday, the House Rules Committee held a hearing about whether they will seat a treaty-mandated delegate from the Cherokee Nation to the U.S. House of Representatives. Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. talked about

U.S. Senate slow to recognize National Native American Heritage Month, Better late than never?

by Rob Capriccioso WASHINGTON — Stick this in your “better late than never” file. The U.S. Senate, nearly three weeks in to National Native American Heritage Month, has finally gotten around to passing a resolution recognizing the month as such. Subscribe U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Brian

Appeals court: Feds have jurisdiction over surface mining

By: Janice Francis-Smith A federal appeals court displayed some sympathy for Oklahoma’s plight, even as the court denied the state’s plea to restore its regulatory authority regarding surface mining operations. The one question paramount in the case is whether the mining in question takes place on Indian land,

Native Heritage Month: Trivia Tuesday

#TriviaTuesday Indigenous peoples in North America invented this traditional game and have been playing it for centuries. It is known as one of North America’s oldest team sports. Can you name the game? Photo of Mvskoke men taken near Checotah in 1903 (8444, OHS Photograph Collection) #Trivia #OHSTrivia #Sports

Oklahoma Music Minutes for November 14-18: Music you should hear this week

By Matthew Viriyapah The Oklahoma Music Minute features musicians and bands from across the state, in hopes you'll discover your next favorite musician. November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Oklahoma Music Minute is featuring music from the Cherokee language album, Anvdvnelisgi ᎠᏅᏛᏁᎵᏍᎩ. Find more about the album, click

Cherokee Nation opens $20 million immersion facility where English becomes a foreign language

by Michael Overall TAHLEQUAH — Officials wanted literally everything to be written in Cherokee at the tribe’s new $20 million language center — restroom signs, office names, even the “wash your hands before returning to work” posters next to the sinks. But Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. wondered about the “exit”
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