July 3, 2013
In preparation for the 61st Cherokee National Holiday, Cherokee Nation is now accepting applications for several events including the Miss Cherokee competition, Holiday art show, parade and nominations for the title of National Treasure.
Applications and nomination forms can be downloaded from http://www.cherokee.org/AboutTheNation/NationalHoliday.aspx.
Applications to the Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition are to be mailed only and postmarked no later than July 12. Qualifications include being between the ages of 17-22, having Cherokee Nation citizenship and living within the 14-county tribal jurisdiction. More detailed information, including the mailing address, can be found on the application, or by calling Tonnette Mouse Hummingbird at 918-207-3577.
Applications for Little Cherokee Ambassadors, a program for ages 4 to 12, are to be submitted by July 19. They can be mailed, emailed, faxed or hand-delivered. Qualifications include Cherokee Nation citizenship and the submission of a short bio with application. For more information call Raven Bruner at 918-453-5410.
Applications for the Jr. Miss Cherokee Leadership competition are to be mailed only and postmarked no later than July 24. Qualifications include being between ages 13-18, a Cherokee Nation citizen and attending school. More detailed information, including the mailing address, can be found on the application or by calling Reba Bruner at 918-453-5410.
Nomination forms for Cherokee Nation National Treasure status must be mailed or hand-delivered by July 26. To qualify, one must be a citizen of the Cherokee Nation who has made major contributions or a lifetime commitment of perpetuating the Cherokee culture. More information is available on the nomination form or by calling Bill Andoe at 918-453-5152.
Applications for the 8th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Art Show are due Aug. 9. They can be mailed, emailed or delivered to the Cherokee Arts Center at 212 S. Water St. in Tahlequah. Applications must include photos of art work. Artists must be citizens of a federally-recognized tribe. Entry categories and other details can be found on the application or by calling Marie Smith at 918-453-5524.
Entry forms for the 61st Cherokee National Holiday Parade are to be submitted by Aug. 21 to the Career Services Office at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex. Participation is open to any organization or group. For more information call Zachary Elseman or Debra Lack at 918-453-5555.