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Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith joins with children from the Cherokee Nation language immersion class, which recently won honors at the Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair held recently in Norman. The Tribal Council unanimously passed a resolution to preserve the Cherokee language during its monthly meeting (Courtesy photo).

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Cherokee Nation passes Language Resolution

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council unanimously passed a resolution to preserve the Cherokee language during its monthly meeting. The Cherokee Nation has many language initiatives to perpetuate its rich language, including a language immersion program and a four-year degree program in partnership with Northeastern State University. These were mentioned as reasons for the resolution, which supports furthering all Native American languages in Oklahoma.