Reminder – Ryan Mackey, Saturday Zoom info

Topic – Traditional Cherokee Leadership

 ᏩᏕ ᎦᎵᏍᎨᏫ wahde galisgewi or Ryan Mackey is a Cherokee Citizen and graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Native American Studies Program. His emphasis was in Law, Policy and Education. Ryan has worked for the Cherokee Nation for thirteen years. He was a Cultural and Community Specialist for Cherokee Nation’s Cultural Resource Center and in that capacity, he taught Community and Employee Language Classes, as well as doing cultural presentations for local and At Large Cherokee Communities.  He was a teacher in the Cherokee Nation’s Language Immersion Charter School and did Cultural Outreach for Cherokee Nation’s Community and Cultural Outreach program across the US as a History and Cultural specialist.  His family and community are strong guiding factors in his life. Ryan’s son attended the Cherokee Nation’s Language Immersion Charter School. His driving passion is the perpetuation of the Cherokee Language and Life ways and will complete his Master’s degree in TESOL Curriculum and Instruction focusing on second language acquisition from KU this spring. He serves as a Spiritual or Ceremonial Leader in his traditional community, in that language and cultural identity are his foundation. ᎣᏏᏳ 

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Next Speaker @ CoCC, Ryan Mackey

Topic – Traditional Cherokee Leadership

 ᏩᏕ ᎦᎵᏍᎨᏫ wahde galisgewi or Ryan Mackey is a Cherokee Citizen and graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Native American Studies Program. His emphasis was in Law, Policy and Education. Ryan has worked for the Cherokee Nation for thirteen years. He was a Cultural and Community Specialist for Cherokee Nation’s Cultural Resource Center and in that capacity, he taught Community and Employee Language Classes, as well as doing cultural presentations for local and At Large Cherokee Communities.  He was a teacher in the Cherokee Nation’s Language Immersion Charter School and did Cultural Outreach for Cherokee Nation’s Community and Cultural Outreach program across the US as a History and Cultural specialist.  His family and community are strong guiding factors in his life. Ryan’s son attended the Cherokee Nation’s Language Immersion Charter School. His driving passion is the perpetuation of the Cherokee Language and Life ways and will complete his Master’s degree in TESOL Curriculum and Instruction focusing on second language acquisition from KU this spring. He serves as a Spiritual or Ceremonial Leader in his traditional community, in that language and cultural identity are his foundation. ᎣᏏᏳ 

 

Oct 17 Gathering Canceled

Osiyo

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.

Wado

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!“

 
Tommy 

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.

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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.

 

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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!
 
Julia
 

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. 

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