Osage Nation – The Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center located in Pawhuska, Oklahoma has announced the schedule for their Spring Traditional Craft classes. The classes are for students 15 years old and up, Osage preference, and supplies will be provided.
Renowned master bead worker Jerod Buffalohead will be one of the instructors.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – To preserve traditional Cherokee arts, Cherokee National Treasures are offering classes and mentorship programs.
The classes and mentorships are offered to Cherokee Nation citizens free of charge and on a three-to-five-day schedule. Loom weaver Dorothy Ice and basket maker Bessie Russell will offer their expertise in January.
Ice will teach a loom weaving class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 12-16 at the Cherokee Arts Center at 212 S. Water Ave. Russell will teach a basket making class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 19-23 at the CAC.
Cherokee National Treasures are able to teach the classes through a new $50,000 grant provided by the Tribal Council. The grant will benefit Cherokee National Treasures and provide opportunities for them to sell their works or have them displayed.
ARDMORE – Enrollment is currently underway for the Goddard Center’s Winter semester of art classes for children and adults. Beginning in mid-January, participants can learn a variety of art mediums including: Drawing and Painting, Still Life, Watercolor and Acrylic Painting. Pottery, both Wheel Throwing and Hand Building, Fly Tying, Cartooning Basics, Manga/Anime Drawing and Granite Sculpting. Classes are taught by professional art instructors who teach at both the beginner and intermediate levels. A limited number of financial scholarships are available. Scholarship and financial aid applications are available in the business office or online at goddardcenter.org.
TAHLEQUAH – It’s 5:15 p.m. and Angie Cone, Cherokee, is alone at the front of the room. Dressed in an intense shade of red-orange, her workout clothes are color coordinated all the way down to her socks and sneakers. She’s standing at the stereo, shuffling through her playlist and warming up with some stretches.
Women make their way into the cardio room at Markoma, the gym owned and operated by the Cherokee Nation. A few are walking into Cone’s Zumba class for the first time.
As she steps in front of the group, she asks, “Anyone here new to Zumba®?” and a few hands tentatively go up.
The room is brightly lit and flanked by floor-to-ceiling mirrors at both ends. Class regulars claim their spots, creating ordered ranks for the newcomers to insinuate themselves into a spot of their own.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation is ushering in 2015 with new job opportunities and classes that provide citizens with health and registration service information. Calendar of event items for January are as follows:
Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Complex, satellite offices and health centers will be closed for New Year’s Day. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care and emergency departments will remain open.
The Cherokee Nation Housing Authority begins accepting applications for the College Housing Assistance Program for the spring 2015 semester. Applicants must be a citizen of a federally recognized tribe, have a permanent address in the Cherokee Nation’s jurisdictional boundaries and meet required income guidelines. Applications are online at www.hacn.org. Deadline is Jan. 16. For more information, call 918-456-5482.
Cherokee Nation gift shops are giving away a free Cherokee Compass activity kit for each one sold throughout the month of January. The kit includes admission to four Cherokee Nation museums, a T-shirt and more. The kits can be purchased at www.cherokeegiftshop.com or by calling 800-256-2123.