Cherokee Nation to Host Native American Heritage Month Presentations

fort-gibsonTAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA — In celebration of November being Native American Heritage Month, the Cherokee Nation is bringing awareness to the public about Cherokee Nation history and culture each Tuesday this month.

The series will be held at 2 pm each Tuesday in November in the Tribal Council chambers at the W.W. Keeler Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., in Tahlequah.

They will also be live streamed at

“Native American Heritage Month is the perfect time to educate the general public about the Cherokee Nation, its citizens, rich history and culture, and significant contributions we continue to make to this country,” said Catherine Foreman Gray, Cherokee Nation’s history and preservation officer.

The presentations and their dates are as follows:

Tuesday, November 5
Topic:  History of the Cherokee National Treasures
Presenter:  Shawna Cain, a Cherokee National Treasure

Tuesday, November 12
Topic:  Cherokee Nation River Cane Initiative
Presenter:  Roger Cain, a Cherokee National Treasure

Tuesday, November 19
Topic:  Cherokee Language: from Talking Leaves to Pixels
Presenter:  Roy Boney, Cherokee Nation language technology specialist

Tuesday, November 26
Topic:  Cherokee Nation and the Civil War
Presenter:  David Fowler, site superintendent of Fort Gibson Historic Site, Cabin Creek Battlefield and George M. Murrell Home

The first Native American Heritage Month was proclaimed in 1990. It is a yearly effort to gain recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States. For more information on Native American Heritage Month, visit

For more information on Cherokee Nation Native American Heritage Month presentations, contact Foreman Gray at 918-316-2432 or

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