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.