TISHOMINGO (AP) — The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma is accepting applications from Native American artists for the Tobachi Kanchi Art Market next month.
Tobachi Kanchi means to buy and sell in the Chickasaw tribal language. The art market is set for Aug. 8 on the grounds of the historic Chickasaw Nation Capitol.
Southeastern and Woodlands Native American artists are invited to display and sell their handmade arts and crafts in the artist tent. There is no charge for artists to participate.
Artists must be at least 18 years old and provide documentation of citizenship in a federally recognized Southeastern or Woodlands Native American tribe.
The historic Chickasaw Nation Capitol grounds are located in Tishomingo in southeastern Oklahoma.
CHECOTAH — The 2nd annual “Swing for Education” benefit golf tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 4 at the Fountainhead Creek Golf Course in Checotah.
The tournament was created by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Higher Education Scholarship Foundation Program (HESFP) to raise money for scholarships to help Muscogee (Creek) students who attend post-secondary institutions.
The scholarships can assist with tuition, books, fees, supplies and any cost related to seeking an education.
Thought to be Oklahoma’s longest running Indian athletic event, the program is a non-profit venture that relies heavily on gate admissions, program ad sales, concession sales, t-shirt sales and the occasional donation from tribes or businesses in order to cover the roughly $25,000 accrued annually in associated costs.
FAIRFAX — For Joe and Carol Conner, each spring and early summer become all basketball, all the time.
For the last 20 years, the Conners have organized and run the Indian All-State basketball games as a way to encourage Native high school student-athletes to graduate from high school and pursue a college education.
“Not only do we get to have a good basketball game, but we take a day and a half to encourage these kids and motivate them to continue their educational career as well,” Joe Conner said. “A big part of the Indian All-State weekend is a ‘life after high school’ session where we bring in people to talk to the kids about the transition from high school to college or a career.”
NEW YORK (AP) – On top of the bag fees and other charges, families traveling this summer may have to pay extra just to sit next to one another.
Airlines are reserving a growing number of seats for elite customers or those willing to shell out more money. These seats often – but not always – come with a little extra legroom. The catch: setting these seats aside leaves fewer places for other passengers to sit without paying extra.
That means mom might end up in row 20, dad in row 23 and junior sitting all the way back in row 30, regardless of age. Airlines say their gate agents try to help family members without adjacent seats sit together, especially people flying with small children. Yet there is no guarantee things will work out.