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Next Meeting:
First Sunday, each month 3:00P
<Feb. to be announced>
Tentative - March 2, 2008
Cherokee National
Beginning in 1988
Cherokee Arts & Huamnities Council
P. O. Box 594
Park Hill, OK  74451
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We had ART, CULTURE, and HISTORY long before they called us "civilized"
Bringing Cherokee Experiences and Beliefs to Your Life Through Fine Arts, Performing Arts, the Written
Word and Cherokee Life Ways
The Cherokee Arts & Humanities Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization working from a Cherokee world perspective, with the traditional life ways,
the cultural integrity and dedication to making all the world a better place by our actions
OSiYo! (Hello) GiNaLii (Friends)
As YOU visit us, we want to say
Hello to YOUR community, So:
Today's OSiYo (HELLO) is for -

THANK YOU for visiting us.  Do you
want to add a link to this, your,  
city/community, or your personal
website, for a few days?
The Cherokee Arts &
Humanities Council (CAHC) is an
investment in Cherokee culture
and traditions brought to the
forefront of society by those who
believe that our culture and
traditions, and those who live
with that mindset, are the heart
and spirit of Cherokee Life Ways.

Updates & News


Sundance Institute Call for Applicants
Native American Film/Arts Fellowship

NAMI Grants For Native Artist, Link to
NAMI here!

Autry -Call For Script, deadline soon.
Smithsonian's National Museum of
the American Indian to Host Holiday
Art Show

Martha Berry Wins Grand Award

Cherokee youth present at
Creative Spirits Short Film

NARF Seeks Art Entries from Artists
Ages 15-35  for Modern Day Warriors
Art Show
Saline Court House Preservation

"They waste us, aye, like April snow,

The Art Market Explained

Thank You For Your Support:

The Cherokee Humanities are the
stories, the ideas, and the words
that help us make sense of our
lives and our world.  The
humanities introduce us to people
we have never met, places we have
never visited, and ideas that may
have never crossed our minds.  By
showing how Cherokees have
lived and thought about life, the
humanities help us decide what is
important in our own lives and
what we can do to make them
better.  By connecting us with
other people, they point the way to
answers about what is right or
wrong, or what is true to our
heritage and our history.  The
humanities help us address the
challenges we face together in our
families, our communities, and as a
Culinary Arts
Reception, home party,
business party,  festival, or
almost any other function -  
To discuss our prices and
the menu, which is simple
and traditional, contact us
soon!  For more
information click on this

Recipes are now posted

50th Annual Heard Museum
Guild Indian Fair & Market
Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2008, 9:
30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

See the work of more than 670 artists
at this year’s Indian Fair & Market! A
Valley tradition for a quarter of  a
century, Arizona’s largest Indian
market draws the nation’s finest
jewelers, beadworkers, painters,
sculptors, potters, katsina doll carvers,
weavers and more.

Plus enjoy music and dance
performances throughout both days
and choose from an array of foods
including Mexican, American and
Indian favorites like posole, piki and
frybread. Admission to the Fair
includes admission to the museum,
where visitors can peruse 10
exhibition galleries. MORE:

Roy Boney, Jr., a founding partner of
Cherokee Robot, is featured in
Spirit Magazine,
Get it on news stands now!

The American Indian Studies
Program at Michigan State University
and the Wordcraft Circle of Native
Writers will present "Returning the
Gift: Native Writers Conference,"
Thursday through Saturday, March
13–15, 2008, at the MSU Union, in
East Lansing. The conference will
begin at 7 p.m. Thursday with an
evening of invited readings by Native
writers, and continue Friday and
Saturday with workshops on
American Indian writing, including
storytelling, tribal histories, fantasy
novels, comic books, songs, poetry,
publishing, children's literature,
autobiographies and even rock art.
The conference will conclude with a
banquet and performance by Asani
(Cree/Metis women singers)
Saturday evening. This event is open
to the public; registration is required
(opens January 1, 2008). MORE:

We are ill right now... as
soon as we feel better, we'll
be out in the communities
again.  Dawni will be at
Maryetta School next week.
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NMAI Arts Brief Jan. 6, 2008
"Luna's compelling works demand
audiences worldwide to examine
their own views and beliefs about
Native peoples," said John Haworth
(Cherokee), director of the George
Gustav Heye Center. "We are
delighted to present ‘Emendatio'
here in New York City."
Cherokee Art Market
- Sharon Irla and Bill Glass
below.  Bill is president of the
CAA, see the Links page.
Sarah Vowell will speak at Asheville School, NC, at 7:15 p.m. April 17 during its Founders’ Day Convocation.
She is one of National Public Radio’s most notable This American Life storytellers and is the voice of superhero Violet
Parr in Pixar’s Academy Award-winning animated film of 2004," The Incredibles."
Vowell is also an accomplished journalist, novelist, and historian. In 1997, she published her first book, titled "Radio
On," which promptly became a national bestseller. "The Wordy Shipmates," her fifth book, will be published in 2008
and is a history of the American Puritans.
Her books are not only humorous, but are also based upon intimate, detailed research of American history. In August
and September, Vowell toured around the country as part of the Revenge of the Book Eaters
national tour, which benefits children’s literacy centers across the nation.
She is also president of the board of 826NYC, which is a nonprofit tutoring and writing
center for young students in Brooklyn.

The Latest on Sarah:

"Lincoln is like one of those novelty mirrors with a beard painted on the glass --
Americans tend to see themselves in him."
Of Interest is this News Article from Georgia:
Experts identify rightful, most legit tribe
Come On Spring!
Roger Cain was
selected as the
2007 Cherokee
National Treasure
Award recipient.
Could It, Should It, Happen In Tahlequah
Cherokee, NC -It is what I call the rise of a middle-class of Cherokee people. Our economic
status prior to the rise of gaming was depressing. The unemployment rate was grim and our
community was merely surviving. Full-time employment opportunities and an increase in
economic power have given our people disposable income and we are using it to enhance our
own appreciation of our community and its art.  That income has fueled a small industry of
local arts targeting tribal members as their clientele. We understand the work it takes to
produce Cherokee baskets, pottery and works of art which are world-renowned, and now we
can afford to own them.

For the complete story:
Cherokee basketry artist to
be featured at Coffeyville
 Meet Mike Dart
Mike Dart is an award winning
Cherokee artist specializing in the
art of contemporary Cherokee
Double Wall Basketry.  His art is
quickly becoming recognized and
appreciated by many collectors and
institutions within the Native
American art circle.  You may find
Dart and his baskets at the Annual
Coffeyville Gathering scheduled at
Coffeyville Community College on
April 18-19, 2008, in Coffeyville,


(Mike is the Dir. of Dev. in Basket Arts  
for the CAHC)
New Program To Help Eastern Band With Crafts
NC - Beth Johnson is getting ready for her new job as community development specialist with the
Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources (RTCAR).  It is a multi-year
grant-making program that seeks to help the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) with their