Cherokee Nation calendar of events for December 2019

Pictured: Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.(Photo: Cherokee Nation Facebook Page)

Cherokee Nation hosts several events in the month of December, including the tribe’s annual Christmas Open House and a kanuchi demonstration

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Cherokee Nation

December 3

The Cherokee Nation Christmas Open House will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. Come visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy food and fun with the employees at Cherokee Nation.

December 4

Financial Readiness Empowerment Class: Taking a stronger control over personal finances. Class is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12-1 p.m. at the Osiyo Training Room, 17676 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah, behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop. Free to attend. Contact Susan Sharp at susan-sharp@cherokee.org for more information.

December 5

Financial Readiness Empowerment Class: Taking a stronger control over personal finances. Class is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12-1 p.m. at 23321 S. 4410 Road, Vinita. Free to attend. Contact Susan Sharp at susan-sharp@cherokee.org for more information.

December 7

Genealogy classes will be held at the Cherokee Heritage Center. Taught by experienced genealogists, these classes teach attendees the process of researching their Cherokee ancestry. Classes begin at 11 a.m. at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. Pre-registration is required by calling 888-999-6007.

A Cherokee Christmas holiday event will be from 1–6 p.m. at the Cherokee Heritage Center at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. Event is free, but “make and take” crafts are $10. Contact Amy Carey at amy-carey@cherokee.org for more information.

December 8

Kanuchi demonstration from 2–4 p.m. Learn how to make this traditional Cherokee treat at Brushy Community Building at 465406 E. 1010 Road, Sallisaw. Free to the public. Contact Mary Owl at mary-owl@cherokee.org for more information.

December 10 – January 1

The First Cherokee Christmas Exhibit will be on display at the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum in Tahlequah. The exhibit features natural decorations and Moravian displays that were common in 1805, the year of the first Christmas celebration. For more information go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.

December 11

Cherokee Nation Registration will be accepting new applications, assisting applicants with missing documents, and answering general questions from applicants at 10837 E. Marshall St. in Tulsa from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff will break for lunch from 12-1 p.m. For information, call 918-574-2749.

December 13

Christmas on the Square will be held at the Cherokee National History Museum in Tahlequah from 4–6 p.m. This is a special holiday event with a variety of festive activities available. Take your family photos with Santa Claus and enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate! For more information, go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.

December 18

Cherokee Nation Registration department will be accepting new applications, assisting applicants with missing documents, and answering general questions from applicants at 23205 S. HWY 66 in Claremore from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff breaks for lunch from 12–1 p.m. For information, call 918-342-7450.

December 19

Cherokee Nation OBI Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Tsa-La-Gi Community Room at 17793 US-62 in Tahlequah. For more information contact Julie-mccandless@cherokee.org.

December 21

The Kenwood Second Annual Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m. Come enjoy Christmas cheer and celebrate. For more information contact Stephanie Six at 918-353-2397 or Nathan Six at 918-530-5506. Free and open to the public.

December 24-25

Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Complex, satellite offices and health centers will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care and emergency department as well as other Cherokee Nation emergency services will remain open.

About Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation is the federally recognized government of the Cherokee people and has inherent sovereign status recognized by treaty and law. The seat of tribal government is the W.W. Keeler Complex near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation. With more than 380,000 citizens, 11,000 employees and a variety of tribal enterprises ranging from aerospace and defense contracts to entertainment venues, Cherokee Nation is one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma and the largest tribal nation in the United States.

To learn more, please visit www.cherokee.org.

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