February 28, 2018
TULSA, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation hosts several events in March, including Public School Appreciation Day and Cherokee Nation Legislative Day. See all Cherokee Nation calendar items below.
11 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts its annual Public School Appreciation Day at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The Cherokee Nation annually gives school districts in northeast Oklahoma 38 percent of funding from motor vehicle tag sales. During the event, school superintendents from more than 100 school districts will be awarded checks totaling more than $5.4 million to use how they see fit.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah provides free admission to citizens of any of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes plus one guest as part of Cherokee Saturday. The center is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive.
11 a.m. to noon – The Cherokee Heritage Center, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Tahlequah, hosts a one-hour genealogy class. The class is $10 per adult and $5 per student in grades K-12. Advanced registration is required. To register, contact Gene Norris or Ashley Vann at 918-456-6007.
2 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation celebrates the topping out of the 469,000-square-foot Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Expansion in Tahlequah. When complete in 2019, the health facility will be the largest tribally operated health center in the country.
6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For the agenda, visit http://legislative.cherokee.org.
March 12-April 22
Cherokee Nation Male Seminary Recreation Center in Tahlequah hosts a Nutrition Challenge Event. The six-week challenge includes access to a personal trainer and education about portion control and healthy eating. Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants and registration is $5. For more information, call 918-453-5496.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts Cherokee Nation Legislative Day at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. Tribal leaders and employees will be on site to promote the tribe’s culture as well as programs and services. For more information, call 918-453-5238.
Noon to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Sam Hider Health Center hosts a blood drive with the Oklahoma Blood Institute, located in the training room at the center in Jay. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 918-253-1723.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism hosts Spring Break Make and Take classes at all Cherokee Nation Museums. Students can visit any Cherokee Nation museum to participate in a cultural craft. For more information, call 888-999-6007.
Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, health centers and satellite offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday. W.W. Hastings Hospital emergency services, Marshal Service and Cherokee Nation EMS will still be operational.