Principal Chief Hoskin to announce historic registry act

November 22, 2019

WHAT:
Cherokee Nation to announce new legislation to protect its historical sites

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 26 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Saline Court House
55870 South 490 Road
Rose, Okla.

WHO:
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Secretary of Natural Resources Chad Harsha
Tribal Councilor Keith Austin, District 14
Cherokee Nation leaders
Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism officials

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. will announce on Tuesday new legislation to protect properties of historical significance to the Cherokee Nation.

The tribe has identified a preliminary list of 78 locations within the Cherokee Nation, many not on a national register of historic places.

The Cherokee Nation Historic Registry Act will be sponsored by Councilor Keith Austin of District 14 and go before the Council of the Cherokee Nation in December. It calls for the tribe’s Natural Resources office to maintain a database of historical places for protection and preservation.