Cherokee Nation donates $22,000 to Craig County organizations

VINITA, Okla. – June 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Cherokee Nation donated $22,000 recently to assist two Craig County organizations.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin and Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez presented a $20,000 check to the Bluejacket Cherokee Association and a $2,000 check to the American Legion in Vinita on Friday.

“The success of the Cherokee Nation means we are able to make quality investments in the communities where we live, work and raise our children,” said Deputy Chief Crittenden. “It’s important for the tribe to build partnerships that add value to the lives of Cherokee citizens. The American Legion and the Bluejacket Cherokee Association play a unique role in Craig County and we are proud to support their respective mission.”

The donation was made from the tribe’s special projects budget and will help both organizations maintain operations.

“Both of these organizations provide admirable services to their communities and have proven to be a great partner for the Cherokee Nation,” said Tribal Councilor Vazquez, of Welch. “Ensuring these types of organizations have funding for their operations not only helps Cherokees, but all citizens in their communities.”

Donations made from the Cherokee Nation’s special projects fund are selected by Tribal Council and Chief 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.

Cherokee Nation News Release
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