CCO Annual Conference of Community Leaders

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

Cherokee Nation

Community & Cultural Outreach

From: Bradley Wagnon
Sent: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 9:39 AM
To: CommunityCulturalOutreach <>
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!!!



Brad Wagnon

Community Outreach Coordinator


Even the smallest person can change the course of the future- JRR Tolkien

From Julia Coats

Subject: [CN Update] Absentee Ballot Request Period Opens for Runoff Council Elections

‘Siyo nigadv,


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.




Best wishes!




Deacon Turner

Guest Speaker June 19

Deacon Turner

Prior to joining the investment company Bernstein, Deacon worked directly for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, for both the Housing Authority and as a negotiator on tax treaties for the office of the Chief.

He was on the staff of US Senator David L. Boren. Deacon earned an AB, cum laude, from Harvard University, where he was a Harry S. Truman Scholar. He attended Oxford University as a US Rhodes Scholar, graduating with an MA in prehistoric archaeology.

Deacon currently serves on the Board of Cherokee Nation Businesses, a billion-dollar tribal operation, as Co-chair of the Executive Committee.

He is a Trustee of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, serves on the Board of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and on the Board of Directors of the Indian Nations Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

COVID application is available now from Nation

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. 


John Gritts

[CherokeeNationNews&Events] [CN Update] COVID Assistance Information

Siyo nigadv,

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

The Gadugi Portal Hotline can respond to tech and application questions. Please contact them at 918-453-5058 or

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

You can find downloadable instruction packets to register and application forms for replacement cards at, 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.

Best wishes!

Julia Coates, PhD
At Large Tribal Councilor
Cherokee Nation

Presentation on ‘Small Steps to Prevent Diabetes’, Thursday, May 27, 2021

Siyo Nigada (Hello All), there will be a presentation this Thursday, May 27, 2021, 11:00 a.m. CENTRAL on ‘Small Steps to Prevent Diabetes.’ There is a high prevalence of Diabetes among our people and other tribes. Tanae Wapskineh with Cherokee Nation Health will provide information on how we can better care for ourselves and loved ones. Below is the zoom link to join, please share with your community members and post on your group facebook pages. The presentation will be archived for later viewing as well. Wado!

Hi there,

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:
Passcode: 833900
Or One tap mobile :
US: +13462487799,,83996498678#,,,,*833900# or +16699006833,,83996498678#,,,,*833900#
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: 839 9649 8678
Passcode: 833900
International numbers available:

Cherokees At-large community survey

From: Dawnena Squirrel
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 5:25 PM
To: Kevin Stretch <>; Abraham Bearpaw <>;; Bradley Wagnon <>; Tammy Keeter-Miller <>; Mark Parman <>
Subject: Cherokees At-large community survey

Siyo Nigad, here is the community survey, my apologies for not getting it out yesterday, there were some glitches I had to get worked out. Please forward to members of your community organizations. We look forward to your responses. Wado!!

Dawnena Squirrel
Cultural Outreach Officer
Cherokee Nation

918-525-2041 call/text

CN Culture Presentation

From: Dawnena Squirrel <>
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 8:25 PM
To: Kevin Stretch <>, Abraham Bearpaw <>,<>, Bradley Wagnon <>, Tammy Keeter-Miller <>
Subject: Cultural Presentation May 06, 2021

Siyo Nigad, my apologies for the late notice. The Cultural Presentation for May will be this Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CENTRAL. Abraham Bearpaw will be presenting on ‘Connecting with Cherokee Culture.’ Please forward the link below to your community members and post on your facebook group pages.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 6, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Connecting With Cherokee Culture

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Also, I want to remind everyone that all videos are archived on our youtube channel:


Dawni Squirrel
Cultural Outreach Officer
Community & Cultural Outreach

Cherokee Nation
P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74465

918-525-2041 call/text