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From: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon5/30/09 8:24 PM 
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Friday, May 29, 2009

In this week's edition, the Cherokee Nation's Language Immersion Program uses technology to help save the tribe's language. The program uses Apple iBook laptops and other technologies to aid in the students' learning of the Cherokee language as well as giving the students an opportunity to reach out to their Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians counterparts in Cherokee, N.C.

In health news, the Cherokee Phoenix examines obesity within CN. The three-part series focuses on obesity during childhood, the teen years and adulthood.

In legal news, the CN District Court ruled May 22 that the Tribal Council must develop another plan to assign tribal voting districts, but this time include input from the Election Commission. The redistricting act titled “Election Code Amendment Act of 2008” was approved at the council’s July 2008 meeting by a 15-2 vote, but was later vetoed by Smith.



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This week's edition includes stories on:

  • PARK HILL, Okla. – A new exhibition featuring artwork focused on the Cherokee syllabary opened May 22 at the Cherokee Heritage Center.

    Created by 93 Cherokee artists, the “Generations: Cherokee Language through Art” exhibition will be on display through Aug. 16...
  •  TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Contrary to national casino trends, the seven gaming facilities operated by Cherokee Nation Enterprises saw a revenue increase of nearly 7 percent for fiscal year 2008...
  • TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The American Cancer Society held its Cherokee County Relay for Life event May 29 at the Tahlequah High School track, raising more than $60,000 for cancer-related programs, services and research....
  • RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Cherokee Nation Firedancers helped prepare themselves in late May for the approaching wildfire season by attending an annual training at Arkansas Tech University.

    “We try to prepare before fire season that way we are ready are to go when the time comes,” Christine Rogers, CN Tribal Employee Rights Office Job and Business coordinator, said...

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