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Cherokee Nation launches innovative Speaker Services Program

Since January $1.2M Expended to help first language speakers, $6M more dedicated STILWELL, Okla.—For nearly a year fluent Cherokee Speaker Rosie Flute was cooking family meals on an electric burner after her stove wore out. Raindrops would frequently drip down the ceiling in her living room. Last week

FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival earns top award at tourism event

By: Mary Leaver, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Public Information Department The FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival received the Outstanding Event award during the 2022 RedBud Awards, hosted by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association. For the past 25 years, the RedBud Awards have recognized Oklahoma’s top tourism attractions, events, programs and organizations

Oklahoma Tribal Finance Consortium to Host Dinner Celebrating Partnerships between Tribal Nations and Oklahoma Businesses and Communities

Economic Impact to be highlighted; Tribal Nations, Community and Business Leadership to Attend Oklahoma City - Oklahoma Tribal Finance Consortium is hosting an event “Celebrating Oklahoma Tribal Communities,” from 6:30 – 9:30PM, Tuesday Aug. 9 at Tulsa’s Cox Business Center’s second floor Legacy Hall. Media is invited

State’s largest tribes split over status of descendants of their former slaves

By Lauren Green Gaylord News WASHINGTON – Oklahoma’s five largest tribes on Wednesday spilt on their willingness to comply with terms of treaties signed more than 150 years ago regarding descendants of their former slaves. “They’re going through a long conversation happening among the tribes that is resolved in

Tulsa schools could offer Kiowa language classes

Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton Students in Tulsa Public Schools may soon have access to classes in an additional language.Monday night’s school board agenda includes a memorandum of understanding with the Kiowa Tribe to offer Kiowa language and culture classes to any interested TPS student in the 2022-23 school year, as

Native Oklahoman, film professor brings to life untold story of 'Native American resilience'

by Alendria Williams OKLAHOMA CITY — A Native Oklahoman and film professor is bringing Kiowa tribe history to the big screen. Crews are still working hard on the short film called "Ghosts."A majority of the crew are Native Oklahomans with one goal: bringing this untold historic story to life. "My

Cherokee Nation celebrates opening of Cherokee Film Studios

OWASSO, Okla. — Cherokee Nation and its film office celebrated the opening of the Cherokee Film Studios, Owasso Campus, with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The tribe’s state-of-the-art facility is the first of its kind in Oklahoma and Indian Country. Cherokee Nation leadership and executives from the tribe’
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