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Cherokee barrel racer Tiffany Teehee of Claremore finished third in the world barrel racing standings at the International Finals Rodeo held last December in Oklahoma City (Courtesy photo).

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Youth Fund helps young Cherokee barrel racer reach the epitome of Cherokee spirit

CLAREMORE, Okla.-Cherokee citizen Tiffany Teehee is racing into her future, thanks to assistance several years ago from the Cherokee Nation. Since that initial assistance given to her by the tribe's Community Youth Fund, she has excelled to become one of the top barrel racers in the country. "The Cherokee Nation is very proud of Tiffany's accomplishments," said Chad Smith, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.