Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. to Give First State of the Nation Address Saturday

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. will give his first State of the Nation address to the Cherokee people as part of the 67th Annual Cherokee National Holiday. This year’s Holiday theme is “Rising Together.”

Chief Hoskin was sworn into office on Aug. 14 along with Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner. As part of his “First 100 Days” initiatives, Chief Hoskin has already announced a $30 million plan to repair hundreds of Cherokee homes, an executive order raising the tribe’s minimum wage to $11 per hour, the proposed creation of the tribe’s first cabinet-level Secretary of Veterans Affairs position and the appointment of a Cherokee Nation delegate to the U.S. Congress.

Chief Hoskin’s first State of the Nation address will highlight even more of his “First 100 Days” initiatives.

“Today we find Cherokees living in every state of this country and all across the world. For a people who have been counted out many times before, I believe it speaks to the heart and the resolve of the Cherokee people that in 2019, we are still here, more than 370,000 citizens strong,” Chief Hoskin said. “We are working hard each and every day to build a healthier foundation for our Cherokee families. We strive to preserve our language and our culture for future generations. And we are doing all of this collectively, because we know the Cherokee Nation is better off when we, as Cherokees, rise together.”

The State of the Nation address follows the Cherokee National Holiday parade in downtown Tahlequah, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The address will be given at the Cherokee National Peace Pavilion 117 S Water Ave.

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KXMX News Staff

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