News Collection Diary for July 5th

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  1. The Cherokee Nation will once again recognize Cherokee citizens with exceptional knowledge of Cherokee art forms and cultural practices, and is asking the public for nominations to consider for the 2010 Cherokee National Treasure Award. via Cherokee Nation News Release

  2. The award-winning Cherokee National Youth Choir is celebrating ten years of music and performances. Throughout the 2010 the choir will make several appearances to perform, including a special anniversary concert to be held late this summer in conjunction with the 58th Cherokee National Holiday.

    The choir will perform Thursday, August 5 at 7 p.m. at the Cornerstone Fellowship Church located at 718 Pendleton St. in Tahlequah. The concert will feature CNYC alumni and special guests.

    – Cherokee Nation News Release .

  3. The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the prospective nomination of Keith Harper, a Cherokee Nation citizen, to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals during its monthly meeting held in Tahlequah.  If selected, Harper would be the first Native American to serve on the court.

    – Cherokee Nation News Release

    Thank you Oke.

  4. Without help from Congress, effort could expire next year

    WASHINGTON – A government program aimed at curbing the disproportionately high rate of diabetes among Native Americans has only one year left, and supporters are urging its renewal.


  5. Both the Chippewa Cree Tribe in northern Montana and Sioux on the Yankton Reservation in South Dakota were hit hard by floods late last month. Apparently the state of Montana won’t be able to provide help to the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, so now they’re hoping for a federal disaster declaration. Here are stories from the Associated Press on the situation at both reservations, as well as word of help to Rocky Boy’s from the from the Indian Health Service: @ link.

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