The Claremore Indian Hospital will be sponsoring a VA Enrollment Fair. This is to assist Native American Veteran patients in applying for eligibility for health care services through the VA. Claremore Indian Hospital Benefit Coordinators and representatives from the VA and DAV will be available to assist with the application processes. If you attend, bring your financial information (income and resource information) and DD-214 (Military Discharge Papers) to:
Claremore Indian Hospital Large Conference Room
Thursday June 25, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
If you are already enrolled, please call 918-342-6240 or 918-342-6507 to update your file.
TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee language is now available for download on more than 20 Android devices, making the language even more accessible to millions of Google smartphone and tablet users.
The Cherokee Nation’s Language Program department spent nearly two years working with Google to translate more than 50,000 technology terms into Cherokee. The team developed syllabary font to use on Android, Samsung Galaxy S6, Motorola Moto X and Google Nexus 6, among other devices.
OKMULGEE (AP) – Two little girls, 7-year-old cousins who could almost pass for identical twins, come running across the grass, their waist-length hair flowing behind them, their shoes muddy from playing in the creek.
“Look what we found,” one of them squeals, holding up a turtle the size of a brick, the Tulsa World reported.
Jeremiah Wilson, in denim overalls and a dark T-shirt, leans down, almost face-to-face with the creature.
“Lucv,” he says.
And he repeats the word, emphasizing the pronunciation: “Loocha.”
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A $25 million plan to complete the long-unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum and get the state out of operating the facility passed its first legislative hurdle Wednesday.
Without debate, the House Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget voted 21-5 for the plan to issue bonds to finally complete the museum that has sat dormant since 2012, when the project ran out of money and the Republican-controlled Legislature refused to allocate new funds.
Construction on the 173,000-square-foot structure began in 2006, and the state has already spent about $90 million on it.