Cherokee Nation

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The new four-story, multi-million dollar Cherokee Nation outpatient health center, set to open in phases Oct. 21, is located on the W.W. Hastings Hospital campus in Tahlequah. The new faciltiy will offer critically needed health services to hundreds of thousands Cherokees and other tribal members.  

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Actor Wes Studi announced his collaboration with the nonprofit Partnership with Native Americans this weekend at the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville.

This weekend's Native American Cultural Celebration at the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville uses pop culture as an entry point. Activities stretch from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon.

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More than a hundred people turned out to Lowell City Hall Thursday to oppose the paving of a small section of North Old Wire Road between Lowell and Rogers. Residents provided numerous reasons for wanting to keep the road as it is, one of them was the area’s historical significance, which includes ties to the Trail of Tears, the Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Route and the Civil War.

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The three federally recognized tribes of Cherokee people have declared a State of Emergency for the Cherokee language. According to a recent count, of 400,000 Cherokees, about 2,100 are fluent Cherokee speakers. The emergency resolution acknowledges the language is endangered and revitalization programs have to be enhanced to prevent its extinction.