Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cherokee Community of North Texas (CCNT)

October 9, 2011

Doug and I drove to the American Airlines Training Center near DFW for the annual meeting of the CCNT. It was raining and I believe it had an affect on the attendance, but we still had a reasonable turnout.

Steven Heape, filmmaker and David Holliday

The meeting was led by David Holliday. John Cruikshank presented the treasurer report in the absence of Leta Jones.

John Cruikshank, presenting treasurer report

Gayle Samuels gave an excellent review of the week spent in the Community Organization Training and Technical Assistance (COTTA) Program. This involves volunteerism and funding of native arts in the fourteen communities in the Cherokee Nation. She showed slides of various artisans with their creations and the works are quite beautiful.

Gayle Samuels

Councilor At-Large Jack Baker

Dr. Julia Coates and Jack Baker, Councilors At-Large Representatives of the Cherokee Nation gave some background on the current election fiasco and the on-going Freedman situation which, as of this writing is still only partially decided.

Dr. Julia Coates

Dr. Coates gave some information on the Cherokee History Course she will be presenting on the weekends of October 15-16 and 29-30, 2011 at the American Airlines Training Center from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. all four days. I will be attending in anticipation of a grand learning experience.

Jack Baker, Carla Kerr and David Holliday

Thanks to Douglas A. Kerr for photos.

This is all I have to say for now.

No comments:

Post a Comment