Get back to the roots of the holiday season

By Tyler Thomas
on December 5, 2013

In today’s egocentric, fast-paced society, it is extremely easy to lose sight of what the holiday season is truly about.

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Crafting a Modern Footprint

By Alicia Buffer
on November 26, 2013

If you haven’t already discovered, November is Native American Heritage Month.

On November 15, our social media newsfeeds were dominated by a brilliant Native awareness campaign created by Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsey, a Laguna Pueblo student from New Mexico.

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Cherokee CRC building new dorms at Riverside Indian School

By Whitney Pancoast
on November 25, 2013

Last year, Cherokee CRC was awarded a contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the construction of two dormitories at Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Okla. With nearly 800 students enrolled in grades 4 through 12, Riverside is the largest and oldest off-reservation BIA boarding school in the United States and has more than 100 tribes represented in the study body.

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Unexpected lessons

By Leanna Reeder
on November 15, 2013

Sometimes life’s best lessons come from the most unexpected of teachers. A recent opportunity to attend the Oklahoma School for the Blind’s annual Cane Quest Challenge reminded me that even we adults could stand to learn a thing or two.

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Squashing Preconceived Notions

By LeeAnn Dreadfulwater
on November 14, 2013

Who doesn’t love the Indian summer days of October and November? We’ve been enjoying a glorious autumn here in the Cherokee Nation with crisp mornings, warm afternoons and a riot of colors at every turn. Like our ancestors, we know that this gift doesn’t last long and heralds change.

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