Upcoming Events for October, 2015
Listed below are upcoming events and cultural training opportunities for Cherokee Nation Resource Families. Please check with your certification worker to confirm the amount of credit you can receive for classes you attend.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The month of October includes a number of Cherokee Nation hosted events, such as the Cherokee Nation All-Indian Rodeo in Tahlequah and a Chili Cook-Off in Jay.
5:30 p.m. – Cherokee Elder Care will host a meeting at the Cherokee Elder Care/PACE facility in Tahlequah to discuss a new law that directs the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) to develop Care Coordination models for Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) SoonerCare members. OHCA representatives will be at the meeting to discuss this new law and the steps the OHCA is taking to comply with it. For more information, contact Kate Dugger at 918-207-4979.
6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach will host the COTTA & Community Work Grant Roll Out & Yearly Kickoff at the Tsa-La-Gi Community Room behind the Restaurant of the Cherokee in Tahlequah. This event will be an announcement, review and Q&A session for all organizations interested in applying for both the COTTA and Community Work grants. For more information, contact Chris Welch at 918-207-4953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach will host a free movie night at the Dream Theatre in Tahlequah. Attendees will be treated to Holt Hamilton films “Legends from the Sky” and “More than Frybread.” For more information, contact Kevin Stretch at 918-207-4919 or email@example.com.
5 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation All-Indian Rodeo will be held at the Cherokee County Rodeo Grounds in Tahlequah and will feature bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, junior bull riding, team roping and much more. Admission is $2, and kids 12 and under get in for free.
6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For the agenda, visit http://legislative.cherokee.org.
The Redbird Smith Health Center in Sallisaw will be hosting free activities in connection with Breast Cancer Awareness Week. For more information, contact Neoma Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Owl at email@example.com.
6 to 8 p.m. – A Cherokee County community meeting hosted by Tribal Councilors Rex Jordan, Joe Byrd and David Walkingstick will be held at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds in Tahlequah.
6 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach will host a traditional Cherokee foods presentation by Cherokee National Treasure Edith Night at the Osiyo Training Room behind the Restaurant of the Cherokee in Tahlequah. This cultural event will be a guide to hunting, gathering and preparing traditional Cherokee foods such as kanuchi, wishi mushrooms and wild onions. For more information, contact Dawnena Mackey at 918-525-2041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 to 7:30 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation Vinita Health Center will host Bingo Night at the health facility in Vinita as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to bingo, a pumpkin contest will also be held.
8:30 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Sam Hider Health Center will host the second annual Chili Cook-Off at the Jay Community Center. Registration is $10 and proceeds go to the Women’s Health Committee fund for Breast Cancer Awareness.
10 a.m. and 6 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach will host a Leading Great Meetings class as part of the Community Leadership Series at the Osiyo Training Room behind the Restaurant of the Cherokee in Tahlequah. This capacity and community leadership training will give you the understanding of facilitation styles, participation and creating the perfect agenda. For more information, contact Chris Welch at 918-207-4953 or email@example.com.
5 p.m. – A community meeting hosted by Tribal Councilor Don Garvin for Cherokee Nation citizens of District 4 at Three Rivers Health Center in Muskogee. Principal Chief Bill John Baker will also be in attendance as well as the Cherokee National Youth Choir.
7 p.m. – “Thriller” takes the field as the Sequoyah High School Drama Department will be performing Michael Jackson’s hit song at half time of the football game against Lincoln Christian. For more information, contact Amanda Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:45 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Wings Program will be hosting the “Nowata Halloween BOO-YAH 5K & Fun Run.” Registration will be at the First Baptist Church in Nowata. For more information, contact Amy DeVore at 918-915-0464 or email@example.com.
Cherokee community language classes for fall 2015 also begin in October. See dates below for a class near you.
Lost City Community Center on Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Webbers Falls Museum on Mondays, Oct. 5 – Dec. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tri-County Vo-Tech in Bartlesville on Mondays and Thursday, Oct. 5 – Nov. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Elm Tree Baptist Church in Tahlequah on Mondays and Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fairfield Community Building in Stilwell on Tuesday and Thursdays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Lyon Switch Community Building in Bunch on Mondays, Oct. 5 – Dec. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Elm Tree Baptist Church in Tahlequah on Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Salina Early Learning Academy on Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 17, from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Country Baptist Church in Locust Grove on Mondays, Oct. 5 – Dec. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Indian Capital Technology Center in Stilwell on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 20 – Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Housing Authority in Sallisaw on Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Brushy Community Center in Sallisaw on Tuesdays and Wednesday, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Rocky Mountain School in Stilwell on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 7 – Nov. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Briggs Community Building in Tahlequah on Sundays, Oct. 4 – Dec. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m.