Cherokee Nation donated a total of $12,500 to two local Adair County nonprofit organizations on January 18.
Tribal Councilor Canaan Duncan, former Tribal Councilor and current Registrar Frankie Hargis, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Cherokee National Treasure Tommy Wildcat delivered the checks to representatives of the Stilwell Public Library Friends Society and Cherokee Children’s Mission.
“I’m proud the Cherokee Nation is able to help organizations like the Stilwell Public Library Friends Society and Cherokee Children’s Mission,”Duncan said. “Both of these organizations provide such an invaluable service to our community, and I want to support that effort in any way I can.”
Cherokee National Treasure Tommy Wildcat, Tribal Councilor Canaan Duncan, Stilwell Public Library Friends Society Vice President Donna Boecher, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and former Tribal Councilor Frankie Hargis. Photo courtesy: Cherokee Nation
Of the $12,500 donated funds, $5,000 will be used for new shelving at the Stilwell Public Library with the remaining $7,500 helping the mission purchase a new A/C unit for their kitchen and dining area.
The tribe donated the money from its special projects fund. Projects funded through the special projects fund are selected by Tribal Council and Principal Chief Bill John Baker’s office and allow the tribe to partner with communities and organizations on projects that benefit both Cherokee Nation citizens and non-Cherokees alike.
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 360,000 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.