Osiyo ginali (Greetings friend),
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the “ᏣᎳᎩ: Wherever We Are” virtual event series so far. We started this series to bring Cherokees, wherever we are, together through our shared culture, traditions, and more. And now, with the 69th Annual Cherokee National Holiday moving online this year, our mission has become even more important.
While we will miss celebrating Cherokee National Holiday together in person, we’re excited to join together with the Cherokee National Holiday team to invite Cherokees all over the world to Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.’s annual State of the Nation address.
Principal Chief Hoskin will be sharing Cherokee Nation’s recent accomplishments, present priorities, and future goals on Saturday, September 4 at 11:30 a.m. CT. The event will also feature Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and other Cherokee Nation officials.
If you’ve enjoyed our “ᏣᎳᎩ: Wherever We Are” events, we know you won’t want to miss this chance to hear Principal Chief Hoskin speak. Click here to RSVP to stream the annual State of the Nation address on Saturday, September 4 at 11:30 a.m. CT. (We’ll send you details on how to join on Friday and Saturday, so be on the lookout!)
Additionally, Cherokee Nation received more than $2 billion in COVID-19 recovery funds through the American Rescue Plan.
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner proposed, and the Council approved, a broad spending plan for the funds. This includes providing every Cherokee citizen with $2,000 in direct assistance. The plan also includes major investment in a range of areas, including health care, education, housing, and economic development, as well as many other priorities. The administration and the Council will work together in the coming months and years to develop more specific programs and services under this plan.
To be eligible for the $2,000 disbursement, every Cherokee citizen must apply for the funding on Cherokee Nation’s new Gadugi Portal, created as an easy way to keep citizens informed and connected. Apply today (online) here.
Wado (Thank you),
Kevin Stretch, Director
Community & Cultural Outreach
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