Daryl Legg of Sallisaw was honored last week by the Cherokee Nation. Legg, a Cherokee Nation employee, received a Cherokee National Statesmanship Award at the Cherokee banquet held in conjunction with the Cherokee Nation National Holiday held last weekend. Legg received the honor for his work in pioneering the Cherokee Nation Coming Home program, which is designed to improve the outcomes and reduce cases of repeat offenses among former prisoners. Legg was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change awardee on June 30. Legg, third from the right above, received a medal and certificate. With him are, from the left, Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Jr., Miss Cherokee Chelbie Turtle, Cherokee National Statesmanship honorees Stacy Leeds, Melvina Shotpouch, Legg, Principal Chief Bill John Baker, and Miss Cherokee Sunday Plumb. The Cherokee Nation honored 16 citizens and four community organizations who made significant contributions over the past year during the 2014 State of the Nation Awards Banquet.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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