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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. —The Cherokee Nation hosts its annual Public School Appreciation Day in March, donating millions to school districts throughout northeast Oklahoma. There are also several community Cherokee language classes available for the public this month. Calendar items for March are as follows:

 


March 5

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Language Specialist Lawrence Panther teaches a weekly Cherokee language class at the Indian Capital Technology Center, 3320 U.S. 59, in Stilwell. The free classes are Thursdays only in March. For more information, call Edna Jones at 918-453-5151.

March 7

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Career Services hosts a job fair to fill positions at the Cherokee Casino Roland. The Job fair will be at the Cherokee Nation Career Services office, 100 E. Choctaw Ave., in Sallisaw. For more information, call 918-772-4161 or 918-776-0416.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill hosts a class on round reed basketry and lid making at 21192 S. Keeler Dr., Park Hill. For more information, call 918-456-6007.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism hosts a moccasin making class at the Cherokee National Prison Museum, 124 E. Choctaw St., in Tahlequah. Class costs $25, and attendees must pre-register at www.cherokeegiftshop.com under “Special Events.” For more information, call 800-256-2123.

6 to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a presentation by Joseph Erb on Cherokee digital art, culture and language in the Osiyo Training Room behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. For more information, call Tammy Miller at 918-207-4950.

March 8

6 to 7 p.m. – The Cherokee National Youth Choir perform a free concert at First Baptist Church, 13307 E. 96th St. N., in Owasso. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

March 10

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Career Services hosts a job fair to fill positions at the Cherokee Casino Roland. The job fair will be at the People Inc. Conference Center, 205 S. JT Stites Blvd., in Sallisaw. For more information, call 918-772-4161 or 918-776-0416.

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Language Specialist George Byrd teaches a weekly Cherokee language class at the Cherokee Nation Housing Authority office, 2260 W. Cherokee Ave., in Sallisaw. Classes are Tuesdays only through March. For more information, call Edna Jones at 918-453-5151.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Employee Rights Office hosts a community wildfire prevention meeting at Bell School’s cafeteria inStilwell. Smokey the Bear will make an appearance and a bean dinner with potatoes and cornbread will be served. For more information, call 918-453-5334.

March 13

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Sallisaw sub-office, 110 N. Elm. Call 918-775-6226 for more information.

March 14

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a workshop on marketing and fundraising as a small non-profit organization taught by George Valverde from the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. The workshop will be held in the Tsa-La-Gi community room behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. For more information, call Tammy Miller at 918-207-4950.

March 16

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex, Tribal Council Chambers, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah.For the agenda, visit http://legislative.cherokee.org/.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications at Collinsville Cherokee Nation tag office, 105 E. Main St. Call 918-371-3265 for more information.

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Language Specialist Virginia Carey teaches a weekly Cherokee language class at Elm Tree Baptist Church, 1390 Crafton St., Tahlequah. Classes are Mondays only. For more information, call Edna Jones at 918-453-5151.

March 17

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Career Services hosts a job fair to fill positions at the Cherokee Casino in Roland. Job fair will be at Roland High School, 300 Ranger Blvd., in Roland. For more information, call 918-772-4161 or 918-776-0416.

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Commerce hosts a free QuickBooks 101 workshop at the Oklahoma State Bank, 120 W. Canadian Ave., in Vinita. For more information, call Brenda Alley at 918-207-3954.

March 18

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications at the Vinita Health Center, 27371 S. 4410 Road. Call 918-256-4576 for more information.

March 19

6 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a digital technology training taught by Technical Assistance Specialist Kevin Stretch at the Sequoyah High School library in Tahlequah. Subjects will include word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphic design and publishing. Class meets every other week for a total of eight meetings. For more information, call Tammy Miller at 918-207-4950.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation museums will have hands-on crafting opportunities for children to take home what they make, including beaded bracelets at the John Ross Museum, historic photo tinting at the Cherokee National Prison Museum and a Cherokee syllabary lesson about animals at the Supreme Court Museum. For more information, call 918-384-5930.

March 23

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation will have awareness information about National Youth Violence Prevention Week in the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex lobby, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. The event will include refreshments and a prize drawing. For more information, call Kimberly Proctor at 918-453-5150.

March 25

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Claremore. Cherokee Nation Career Services office, 23205 S. Route 66. Call 918-342-7450 for more information.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - The Small Business Administration's Office of Native American Affairs presents a free training seminar on the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program for tribally owned companies and Native American entrepreneurs at the Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For more information, call Marcia Watson at 410-350-4903.

March 26

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill hosts Indian Territory Days, a two-day event that provides children hands-on activities, games and demonstrations on Cherokee life in the late 19th century. Cost is $5 per student; accompanying adults are free. Event continues on March 27 at 21192 S. Keeler Dr., Park Hill. For more information, call 918-456-6007.

March 27

11 a.m. – Cherokee Nation’s Public School Appreciation Day at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., in Catoosa. The Cherokee Nation will distribute checks totaling $4 million to school system superintendents and representatives from the tribe’s Motor Vehicle Tax funds. For more information, call Lisa Trice-Turtle at 918-453-5000 ext. 4991.

March 28

8 a.m. to noon – Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation Wings program hosts the CC Camp 5K Run at the CC Camp Community Building in Stilwell. Registration is $15 before race day and $20 on race day. For more information, call Tresa Eagle at 918-316-8088.

March 31

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a leadership presentation called “Building Winning Teams” in the Osiyo training room located behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah.

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