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Six Cherokee Tribal Council members end terms


Six outgoing Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors had in their final Tribal Council meeting Monday. The councilors are members whose terms expired, or who gave up their seats to run for other elected positions.

Speaker Tina Glory-Jordan, Deputy Speaker Janelle Fullbright, Secretary Jodie Fishinghawk and Tribal Councilor Lee Keener were honored before Monday night’s meeting. Outgoing Tribal Councilors Cara Cowan Watts and Julia Coates were not present.

In other business, the Tribal Council approved submitting an application for a diabetes grant to Indian Health Service. The Cherokee Nation Diabetes Program has used the grant for the past 18 years to provide services, staffing, equipment and supplies to treat and prevent diabetes.


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