Oct 17 Gathering Canceled


The virtual gathering of Colorado Cherokees on October 17 has been canceled for this month.

If you have any ideas for future programs, please let us know.


Tom Gilliland

CN Award


“The Colorado Cherokee Circle is honored to share that our community has received the Cultural Perpetuation Award from the Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach office of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.  

Our group aims to provide opportunities to share and receive cultural knowledge that can both bring us closer together and educate one another. Some of the initiatives that have occurred over the past year include monthly gatherings that include Cherokee artists, history, and culture (which has continued thanks to Zoom!); an arts and crafts group that meets independently of our monthly general gatherings; and delving into language lessons which we hope to increase. Our group has also been able to share culture to our broader community with participation in the American Indian Festival with a booth and arts display, speaking and giving the invocation for the Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy annual event which includes tribes across Alaska and the Lower 48; and involvement with the National Eagle Repository. 

We succeed due to the amazing contributions of our membership. This award belongs to ALL of us and we are thankful to be able to perpetuate our culture here in Colorado. Wado!“


September Gathering Info

Zoom Info

For this Gathering, when you connect with your computer, you will also need to connect with your phone to get the audio.  Zoom will prompt you during the login.  This method provides better bandwidth for the video and audio.

Link to event

Also below is the information to login:

Join Zoom Meeting

If you already have the zoom app:

Meeting ID: 863 6275 3770
Passcode: 573356



Sept Gathering


The Colorado Cherokee Circle is pleased to announce our next speaker for our upcoming September 19th Zoom Gathering.  It will be Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Chuck Hoskin, Jr.


Click to see additional meeting information

Email from Julia Coates

‘Siyo, nigadv,

HUD 184 is a federal loan program to assist qualified Native Americans in purchasing or refinancing a home. It is approved in 33 states (generally those with large Indian populations).

Recently the HUD184 program increased their max loan availability.  The impacts are going to be BIG.  

In the past, homes in high-cost urban areas such as LA, Seattle, or Denver were normally priced above HUD184 loan limits, so Native Americans were very commonly just unable to utilize any benefit of the program due to the high costs of housing.  
HUD is now allowing banks to finance up to 765k for HUD184 borrowers.  This is county specific, but thus far virtually every county participating in the program has increased it’s loan cap (the list is attached).
As of now we have still not seen the HUD184 expanded to all areas of the US, but this is an important step for those Native American homeowners in high cost areas.  
Thanks to Brandon Caruso in Tulsa (and formerly LA) for sharing the info!

Education Grant

One of the grants for education support ($400 I believe) is for any Cherokee Nation student.  The deadline to apply has been extended to August 14th. .  I would think we have some families who could use this.   The kicker is the student must be enrolled. 

           Click Here

CCO’s 16th annual Conference

From: Tammy Keeter-Miller <tammy-miller@cherokee.org>
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:13 AM
To: Tammy Keeter-Miller <tammy-miller@cherokee.org>
Subject: Reminder to click on the link below to register for CCO Virtual Conference

ᎣᏏᏲ (Osiyo) Greetings,

As you know CCO’s 16th annual Conference of Community Leaders was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the promise we would work on a virtual conference to deliver the same high-quality presenters and topics you have come to expect. CCO has been meeting, researching, and procuring personnel, event management, conference platforms and mobile-app software to bring our conference to the next level.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Servant Leadership’, and we can all appreciate everyone pitching in, regardless of your position on the org chart. As our ancestors guide us: ᏰᏥᎴᏆᎶᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᏗᎦᎸᏫᏍᏓᏗ ᎦᎾᏅᎪᏉ~ You all gang up on work whenever and wherever it arises, and ᏗᏣᎵᎪᎯ ᎢᏤᎮᏍᏗ~Live united, work as a team with one another.​ If you are a follower of Cherokee Nation on social media you know Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. and his administration embodies this spirit.

Save the date, August 31st, 2020, for a full day of live events, addresses, plenary presentation, 28 concurrent sessions, interactivity, polls, networking, swag, and so much more.

We hate not seeing you in person, but we are smartly playing it safe. We promise if you’ll give us your Monday, we’ll make it worth your while. Because development is still underway with the platform we are unable to share more specific information at this time, but you can expect to hear from me on a regular basis until we kick it off on the August 31, 2020.

You need to register quickly in order to save your spot, so quickly share this with your organizational leadership, or even those who might benefit from attending our conference. Participation and feedback=swag, mailed straight to your house! We promise to protect your personal information, and only use it to reach out before, during, and after the conference.

We will record the sessions and make them available for a short time period after the conference, in case you missed out on a concurrent session you really wanted to attend. However, live participation will allow you the greatest opportunity for our Cherokee SWAG bag, chock full of desirables.

So, we encourage you to preregister, and tell others who would benefit!>>> CLICK HERE<<<

ᏩᏙ (Wado) Thank you,

Kevin Stretch, ᏍᎦᏍᏗ


Community & Cultural Outreach

Cherokee Nation