Cherokee Nation will host several events in the month of November, including a traditional pottery demonstration, a first-of-its-kind Indigenous comic convention, and two meetings for at-large citizens in Arizona.

November 5

SkasdiCon — An Indigenous Comic Convention 

 

At this one-day event, guests can attend graphic novel/Native Pop Culture panel discussions, meet Indigenous artists and creators of popular TV show and movie fan art, see a screening of Inage’I (an animation all in the Cherokee language) and participate in a family-friendly cosplay competition. This event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University Center Ballroom at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Learn more at Skasdicon.com.

November 5

Tahlepaws Howloween 2022

 

Stop by this free rabies vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Phoenix Park, 400 S. Phoenix Ave., in Tahlequah. Free flea and tick medication to the first 25 pets in Halloween Costumes! Vaccines are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please keep pets on a leash and cats secured in carriers. Please contact Lisa West at 918-453-5134 or lisa-west@cherokee.org for more information about this event.

November 5

Will Rogers Memorial 5K

 

A 1K Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Rogers State University entrance in Claremore. Proceeds will go to the Will Rogers Museum. The race is free to members of the Cherokee Nation Public Health Wings Program but is also open to non-members for a fee. To register online, visit runsignup.com/willrogersmemorial5k. For more information, contact emily-mealin@cherokee.org.

November 5

Diabetes Awareness Walk

 

The Male Seminary Recreation Center (Markoma) in Tahlequah will be hosting a 1-mile Diabetes Awareness Month walk beginning at 9 a.m. to show support for diabetes prevention and treatment. The first 50 walkers will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Nash Garcia at 918-453-5000 ext. 7439.

November 7

Diabetes Awareness Walk

 

Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center is hosting a Diabetes Awareness Month Walk at noon at the clinic to show support for diabetes prevention and treatment. The first 50 walkers will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Kerri Dry at 539-234-2134.

November 9

Job Fair

 

Cherokee Nation is holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jay Community Building, 429 S. 9th St., in Jay. Dress for success and bring your résumé. Cherokee Nation staff will be on hand to assist with résumé building and online applications. In addition, some of the open positions will also be offering interview opportunities! For more information, contact Cherokee Nation Career Services at 918-453-5555.

November 12

Second Saturday Artist Showcase

 

Second Saturday Artist Showcase with Cherokee National Treasure Cathy Abercrombie from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cherokee National History Museum in Tahlequah. Stop by to see this celebrated textile artist. This unique cultural demonstration is free and open to the public. For more information, go to VisitCherokeeNation.com. Come celebrate at Cherokee Day at the Saline Courthouse Museum in Rose from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fiddlers, artist booths with artwork available to purchase, traditional games, cider and make-and-take crafts for kids. For more information, go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.

November 12

Cherokee Day Celebration

 

Come celebrate at Cherokee Day at the Saline Courthouse Museum in Rose from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fiddlers, artist booths with artwork available to purchase, traditional games, cider and make-and-take crafts for kids. For more information, go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.

November 14

Diabetes Awareness Walk

 

The Cherokee Nation Veterans Center at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah and the Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata will be hosting 1-mile Diabetes Awareness Month walks to show support for diabetes prevention and treatment. The walk at Cooweescoowee is set to start at noon, and the walk at the Veterans Center will begin at 2 p.m. The first 50 walkers at each site will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Kerri Dry at 539-234-2134.

November 15

Diabetes Awareness Walk

 

The Sam Hider Health Center in Jay will be hosting a 1-mile Diabetes Awareness Month walk beginning at 11 a.m. to show support for diabetes prevention and treatment. The first 50 walkers will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Cindy Tuder at 918-253-1763.

November 15

Durbin Feeling Language Center Grand Opening

 

The Cherokee Nation is set to open the historic Durbin Feeling Language Center at a grand opening celebration on November 15. The Durbin Feeling Language Center will house all the tribe’s language programs under one roof for the first time. The 52,000-square-foot building on Hwy. 62 in Tahlequah features 17 classrooms, a library, archive room, gym, playground, and everything inside the building is written in Cherokee Syllabary. The new language center is named in honor of the late Durbin Feeling, Cherokee Nation’s single-largest contributor to the Cherokee language since Sequoyah. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. 

November 16

Diabetes Awareness Walk

 

The Three Rivers Health Center in Muskogee will be hosting a 1-mile Diabetes Awareness Month walk beginning at 11 a.m. to show support for diabetes prevention and treatment. The first 50 walkers will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Ben Buckskin at 918-781-6500 ext. 6521 or Jordan Purcell at 918-781-6500 ext. 6721.

November 17

Cherokee Nation Elder Summit: Southern Region

 

Cherokee Nation Elder Summit: Southern Region will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chota Center at Cherokee Casino Tahlequah. Must be 55 or older to attend. Resource Fair and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Summer Locust at 918-453-5249.

November 18

Cherokee Nation Elder Summit: Northern Region

 

Cherokee Nation Elder Summit: Northern Region will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Will Rogers Downs Event Center, 16305 E. Hwy. 20 in Claremore. Must be 55 or older to attend. Resource Fair and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Summer Locust at 918-453-5249.

November 18

Diabetes Awareness Walk

 

The A-Mo Health Center in Salina will be hosting a 1-mile Diabetes Awareness Month walk beginning at 11 a.m. to show support for diabetes prevention and treatment. The first 50 walkers will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Emily Mealin at 918-434-8500 ext. 8549 or Pawnee Crabtree at 918-434-8500 Ext 8674.

November 19

Anna’s Legacy: Tama Roberts


The Anna Mitchell Cultural & Welcome Center in Vinita will be hosting “Anna’s Legacy: Tama Roberts” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cherokee potter Tama Roberts will be demonstrating her pottery skills and discussing the legacy of Anna Mitchell and her lasting influence on the craft of Cherokee pottery. For more information, go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.

November 19

At-Large Citizens Meeting


Cherokee Nation is hosting an at-large meeting for Cherokee citizens living in or near Scottsdale, Arizona. Be sure to join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Indian School Park, 4289 N Hayden Road, in Scottsdale for this exciting meeting with cultural presentations and demonstrations. Visit with Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief Bryan Warner, and at-large Council members Julia Coates and Johnny Kidwell. A meal will be provided. Tribal Registration will be on site for photo IDs and citizenship applications. Education Services and Cherokee Vote will also be in attendance to assist citizens. For questions regarding the event, please call 918-207-4963.

November 20

At-Large Citizens Meeting


Cherokee Nation is hosting an at-large meeting for Cherokee citizens living in or near Tucson, Arizona. Be sure to join us from noon to 4 p.m. at Lincoln Park COPA, 8155 E Poinciana Drive, in Tucson for this exciting meeting with cultural presentations and demonstrations. Visit with Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief Bryan Warner, and at-large Council members Julia Coates and Johnny Kidwell. A meal will be provided. Tribal Registration will be on site for photo IDs and citizenship applications. Education Services and Cherokee Vote will also be in attendance to assist citizens. For questions regarding the event, please call 918-207-4963.

November 24 & 25

Thanksgiving Closures


Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, health centers and satellite offices will be closed. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care and emergency department and other emergency services will remain open.

November 30

Job Fair


Cherokee Nation is holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vinita Community Building, 915 E. Apperson Road, in Vinita. Dress for success and bring your résumé. Cherokee Nation staff will be on hand to assist with résumé building and online applications. In addition, some of the open positions will also be offering interview opportunities! For more information, contact Cherokee Nation Career Services at 918-453-5555.

Ongoing

The “Thelma Forrest: A Weaver’s Wisdom” exhibit is on display through January 7, 2023

 

The “Thelma Forrest: A Weaver’s Wisdom” exhibit is now on display through January 7, 2023, at the Saline Courthouse Museum in Rose. The exhibit looks at the life and work of Cherokee National Treasure Thelma Forrest, a prolific basket weaver who has taught traditional Cherokee basketry for many years. Admission to the museum is free and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.

The “We Are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedmen and the Right to Citizenship” exhibit is running now through April 29, 2023, at the Cherokee National History Museum in Tahlequah. This exhibit explores the history of Cherokee Freedmen through a historical look at chattel slavery’s beginnings in Cherokee Nation through slave emancipation and the legal fight Freedmen descendants endured to win recognition as Cherokee Nation citizens. The exhibit includes some of the images and stories contributed by families in the Cherokee Nation’s call for stories. It also features original artwork inspired by the Freedman experience. Admission to the museum is free and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.

The “It Takes a Nation: Sequoyah Schools and the Roots of Excellence” exhibit is running now through November 5 at the John Ross Museum in Park Hill. This exhibit examines the story of Sequoyah Schools, which opened in March 1872 to care for Cherokee children orphaned after the American Civil War. Admission to the museum is free and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.

The “Sovereignty on Trial: The Tragedy at Goingsnake” exhibit is running now through April 8, 2023, at the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Museum in Tahlequah. This exhibit looks at what has been called the Goingsnake Massacre on its 150th anniversary. On April 15, 1872, Cherokee Nation citizen Ezekiel Proctor was on trial in a Cherokee Nation court for the murder of Cherokee Nation citizen Mary “Polly” Hildebrand when a U.S. Marshal’s posse sent to arrest Proctor interrupted the trial. Admission to the museum is free and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.