Julia Coats, third-term At Large Tribal Councilor and former director of the Cherokee Nation History Course project.
Items of interest:
“The Big Payment” – give a historical recounting of parallels between previous payments made to CN citizens and the current COVID relief payment.
Contrasting visions for At Large citizens, and of progress and current initiatives for At Large Cherokees
Speaker: CN Tribal Council Member Julia Coats
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 982 444 6678
Pass Code “CoCC2021”
See email below from Bradley Wagnon, it has the link to register for conference. Please be sure to put what organization that you represent. If you have any questions please give me a call or email.
Tammy Keeter Miller
Manager of Administrative Operations
Community & Cultural Outreach
From: Bradley Wagnon
Sent: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 9:39 AM
To: CommunityCulturalOutreach <email@example.com>
Subject: CCO Conference of Community Leaders Registration Link
CCO Annual Conference of Community Leaders will be held Virtually on Aug 21st. Please use the link below to register. We are looking forward to “seeing” everyone!!!
Community Outreach Coordinator
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future- JRR Tolkien
Subject: [CN Update] Absentee Ballot Request Period Opens for Runoff Council Elections
Last weekend the midterm election of about half the members of the CN Tribal Council occurred. There are four runoffs, including the At Large race between top vote-getters Kyle Haskins and Johnnie Kidwell. The runoff is on July 24.
If you requested and received an absentee ballot for the general election, you do not need to request another for the runoff, even if you did not vote your ballot the first time. You will automatically be sent an absentee ballot for the runoff.
However, a new absentee ballot request period has opened, so if you did not previously request an absentee ballot, or if it was lost or not recorded for some reason with the Election Commission, please use the attached form to request an absentee ballot for the runoff. My strong recommendation is to email it to the Election Commission, and copy it to yourself so there is a record in case it is lost. DO NOT send it through a campaign or give it to anyone else to submit. If you do not have a scanner, you can take a picture of the form with your phone and attach it to an email. You may also send it by regular mail it or fax it, but regular mail does not give you any kind of verification that it was sent or received, which is the advantage to emailing it.
NEW ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN TAHLEQUAH BY MONDAY, JUNE 21. SO GET THIS DONE TODAY!!
Guest Speaker June 19
I just completed the application. It seemed pretty easy but can be confusing. You will need to check a reason why you are applying. I selected the income criteria.
Click on COVID tab at top. Follow instructions. If you have questions let me know. Once you complete the application you will get a confirmation number. Write that down and keep it. Be sure your mailing address is right.
I am continuing to be flooded with tech questions about the portal, the COVID assistance application, and with registration questions. I am unable to respond to many of them since I am not an employee in IT or the Registration department. The replacement card forms are attached once again, but for more complex questions, I would refer you once again to the resources below:
The link to register at the Gadugi Portal is https://gadugiportal.cherokee.org/.
The Gadugi Portal Hotline can respond to tech and application questions. Please contact them at 918-453-5058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Registration Department can assist with questions about your Registry #, white cards, blue cards, photo ID cards, etc. Please contact them at 918-458-6980 or email@example.com.
You can find downloadable instruction packets to register and application forms for replacement cards at www.cherokee.org, then click on Register as a Citizen and Downloadable Forms.
This $2000 COVID assistance application will be open through June 1, 2022. If you do not have an immediate, desperate need of the funds, please keep trying to call/email and be patient. Maybe wait a few weeks until the initial rush clears. The workers at CN fielded thousands of calls and emails yesterday. I’m told that Registration had a long line out the door for much of the day and had to close at 3:30 because they could not take on any more. This assistance will be available for one year, from June 1, 2021 through June 1, 2022. There is plenty of time to make application, get other family members and children registered, etc.
Julia Coates, PhD
At Large Tribal Councilor
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 27, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Small Steps to Prevent Diabetes
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or One tap mobile :
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Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 839 9649 8678
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbkUUXiNM8
The Gathering on Saturday has been canceled due to planned speaker not available.