Cultural Presentation April 01, 2021

Subject: Cultural Presentation April 01, 2021

Siyo Nigad, the next Cultural Presentation will be this Thursday, April 01, 2021 (no foolin’) at 11:00 a.m. CENTRAL. The topic will be ‘Keeping Cherokee Traditions Alive.’ Below is the link to join, please share with your community members and on your Group facebook pages. Wado!

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 1, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Keeping Cherokee Traditions Alive

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89712039314?pwd=OXppS0Y5ZVdxVVRnbjM4T3owaW9YUT09
Passcode: 247837
Or One tap mobile :
    US: +13462487799,,89712039314#,,,,*247837#  or +16699006833,,89712039314#,,,,*247837#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 897 1203 9314
Passcode: 247837
    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kepKABaB71

CN Elections

Siyo nigadv,

 
Voter registration for the June 5, 2021 Cherokee Nation midterm election closes in a few days, on Wednesday, March 31. If you have moved since the last time you voted, or if you have never voted before in a Cherokee Nation Election, you must submit the attached Voter Registration form before March 31, 2021.
 
If you are already a registered voter and have not moved since the last time you voted, you do not need to fill out the Voter Registration form.
 
IN ADDITION, all At-Large voters must vote by absentee ballot, and must also request an absentee ballot for every election. (The only exception is if you vote in person at the Election Commission offices in Tahlequah on early voting dates.) The 2021 Absentee Ballot Request form is also attached. The deadline to submit it is not until April 16, but do it now. Don’t wait until the last minute. If you are also registering to vote, you may submit both at the same time.
 
Absentee voting will be a bit easier this year due to the changes in the CN election law. I sponsored legislation in 2020, joined by Councilor Mary Baker Shaw, to add an option to the notary requirement which had previously been mandated for all absentee voters. This year, absentee voters will be able to have their ballots notarized, just as in the past, OR may simply make a copy of their government-issued photo ID (which could be their CN photo ID), and include it in the ballot envelope with an attestation by one witness of the voter’s identity. The election commission has also just mandated that a copy of the witness’ government-issued photo ID must also be included in the envelope, and that the witness must be at least 18 years of age.
 
In short, it still remains very cumbersome for At Large voters to vote in Cherokee Nation elections, but at least most of us will have a somewhat easier time than having to find a notary who will not charge them, which was commonplace for CN citizens in the 38 other states for whom simply signing the envelope is the only requirement in state and federal elections. 
 
So get your forms in today! At this point, emailing the form to them is probably best, and you will have a record that it was sent prior to the deadline (they do sometimes lose the forms, so make a record of it). You may scan and email them to election-commission@cherokee.org, or may even take a picture of the completed form and attach it to an email. 
 
This is an important election, since it sets historical precedents. In addition, to the new absentee voting requirements, we also have the first freedman descendant running in a Cherokee Nation election for the At Large Council seat. Almost half the Tribal Council seats are up for election, so there are many reasons to vote, even though it is not the Chief’s race this year. As always we need to have strong At Large turnout, so get your forms in NOW!
 
Happy voting!
 
Julia
 
 
 

Kyle Kaskins @ CCNT

SPEAKING TOMORROW MORNING.

SATURDAY MARCH 27
Let’s Talk Live from 9am – 10:30am CT

CCNT is pleased to sponsor a Zoom meeting series – – ‘Meet At Large Candidates’. Kyle Haskins on March 27th
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4220037785….

Meeting ID: 422 003 7785; Passcode: 2021CCNT. Everyone is welcome!

Here is my contact info as well. I want to earn your vote.
Email kyle.haskins1960@gmail.com or call (539) 204-4574 anytime.

Zoom webinar with Ryan Mackey

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Mar 25, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Cherokee Festivals with Ryan Mackey

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82500233896
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,82500233896# or +12532158782,,82500233896# Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 825 0023 3896
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdy9HTpmIn

Gathering Pass Code

Osiyo

The event page for future CoCC Gatherings has been updated with the pass code for the meetings.  

Please check the calendar each month for any change in the passcode.  The passcode can be accessed on the website by scrolling down to the calendar, click on Saturday event for any new information on the Gathering and the passcode.

Wado

Council Election

 

COUNCIL CANDIDATES NEEDED

‘Siyo nigadv,

Covid-19 in 2020 prevented the Colorado Cherokee’s from having gatherings in person but we were still able to see each other via Zoom.  The Council also continued to have meetings to plan for Gatherings and to discuss ways to help our community.  It would be great if others would step up and volunteer to serve on the council.  The council meetings are generally less than one hour, via Zoom, and usually held the second Thursday of the month.

There are seven positions on the Colorado Cherokee Circle Council :

Council Coordinator

Public Relations

Records Keeper

Treasurer

Membership

General Meeting Coordinators (2)

Not all Council slots will be filled.  There will be some carry over of persons on the Council for continuity.

Council member duties are defined in the attached copy of the CoCC By Laws.

All individual members of the Colorado Cherokee Circle who are in good standing are eligible to serve on the Council.  Individual member,  person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older and is residing in a household and is in good standing with the CoCC.

Council members serve for a term of two years with a limit to two consecutive terms.  Only one member per household may serve at any give time.

Deadline for announcing candidacy  is June 19, 2021.

Each candidate will be asked to provide a biographical sketch of 200 words or less to be included with the ballots mailed to all eligible voters.  This date is defined in the By Laws to give the voting membership, 18 years and older, time to review the candidates.

Mailed-in ballots will be open at the Colorado Cherokee Circle meeting on September 18, 2021, and winners will be announced at that time.

Specific positions with corresponding duties on the Council are decided by the newly elected Council after the election.

if you have any questions or would like to declare your candidacy, please contact any Council member or email the Colorado Cherokee Circle at cocc@cocherokeecirle.org

 

Council Election

Added link to By Laws

COUNCIL CANDIDATES NEEDED

‘Siyo nigadv,

Covid-19 in 2020 prevented the Colorado Cherokee’s from having gatherings in person but we were still able to see each other via Zoom.  The Council also continued to have meetings to plan for Gatherings and to discuss ways to help our community.  It would be great if others would step up and volunteer to serve on the council.  The council meetings are generally less than one hour, via Zoom, and usually held the second Thursday of the month.

There are seven positions on the Colorado Cherokee Circle Council :

Council Coordinator

Public Relations

Records Keeper

Treasurer

Membership

General Meeting Coordinators (2)

Not all Council slots will be filled.  There will be some carry over of persons on the Council for continuity.

Council member duties are defined in the attached copy of the CoCC By Laws.

All individual members of the Colorado Cherokee Circle who are in good standing are eligible to serve on the Council.  Individual member,  person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older and is residing in a household and is in good standing with the CoCC.

Council members serve for a term of two years with a limit to two consecutive terms.  Only one member per household may serve at any give time.

Deadline for announcing candidacy  is June 19, 2021.

Each candidate will be asked to provide a biographical sketch of 200 words or less to be included with the ballots mailed to all eligible voters.  This date is defined in the By Laws to give the voting membership, 18 years and older, time to review the candidates.

Mailed-in ballots will be open at the Colorado Cherokee Circle meeting on September 18, 2021, and winners will be announced at that time.

Specific positions with corresponding duties on the Council are decided by the newly elected Council after the election.

if you have any questions or would like to declare your candidacy, please contact any Council member or email the Colorado Cherokee Circle at cocc@cocherokeecirle.org

CoCC March Gathering

Our March gathering will feature Colorado Cherokee Circle Council Member Dr. Tommy Jones. He will discuss current topics in Indian Country related to renewable energy. Bring any questions and comments you have about energy and electricity in Indian Country for a group discussion.
 

Dr. Tommy Jones is the Deployment Specialist for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. As a Deployment Specialist, Dr. Jones is responsible for assisting the Deployment Supervisor with implementing the Office’s Deployment Programs: Technical Assistance, Financial Assistance, and Education and Capacity Building.

Dr. Jones, is from Jones, Oklahoma and is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Naknek Native Village, and a Native shareholder of Bristol Bay Native Corporation of Alaska. He has extensive experience working with Alaska Native and American Indian tribes regarding governance, natural resources, and energy. Dr. Jones has conducted numerous in-depth research projects that have resulted in informing decision makers of actionable initiatives and has published works related to energy development in Indian Country.
 
Dr. Jones has separate bachelor's degrees in Biology and Spanish from Oklahoma City University, a master's degree in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science from University of Hawaii at Hilo, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. He holds certifications in Administration and Management of Native American Natural Resources, Native Nation Building, and as a Project Management Professional. In 2016, he was honored as a recipient of NCAIED’s prestigious Native American 40 under 40 award.
 

CN Election Information

2021 Absentee Ballot Request Form

2021 Absentee Ballot Request Form

Download

2021 Voter Registration Form

2021 Voter Registration Form

Download

Cherokee Community Values


Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Mar 4, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Cherokee Community Values with Abraham Bearpaw & Dawni Squirrel

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88448923995?pwd=WFpJNEZycUQ5QlF6RGx4M0lLOFhyQT09
Passcode: 334386
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +12532158782,,88448923995# or +13462487799,,88448923995# Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 884 4892 3995
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kpiMpqrTS