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!!
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.
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 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 Cherokee Nation firstname.lastname@example.org 918-772-0288
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!
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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83996498678?pwd=bENHR2NEci95UTc1TnVNYk85VVNXZz09 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbkUUXiNM8
From: Dawnena Squirrel Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 5:25 PM To: Kevin Stretch <email@example.com>; Abraham Bearpaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com; Bradley Wagnon <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Tammy Keeter-Miller <email@example.com>; Mark Parman <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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!!
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.