Cherokee Nation hosts several events during the month of August, including the 67th Annual Cherokee National Holiday and the inauguration of Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief-elect Bryan Warner and eight members of the Council of the Cherokee Nation. See a complete list of calendar items below.

Aug. 14

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on shell carving at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

10 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the inauguration ceremony for Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief-elect Bryan Warner and eight members of the Council of the Cherokee Nation at the Cherokee Casino Tahlequah’s Chota Conference Center, located at 3307 Seven Clans Avenue in Tahlequah. The incoming members of the council include, incumbents Rex Jordan, Shawn Crittenden and Keith Austin and newly-elected members Julie Coates, Daryl Legg, Dora Smith Patzkowski, Joe Deere and Wes Nofire. For more information, call 918-453-5000.

Aug. 15

6 to 8 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on metalsmithing with Steve Mashburn at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 16

7 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a class on life drawing at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 17

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on watercolor with Paula Hefley at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

1 to 3 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on metalsmithing with Steve Mashburn at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

6 p.m. – The Jr. Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition will be held at the Tahlequah Municipal Armory Building, located at 100 N. Water Ave. A reception for the former Jr. Miss Cherokees will be held prior to the event, starting at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Reba Bruner at 918-453-5397.

Aug. 19

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a class on jewelry making with Ray Walker at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 21

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on shell carving at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 22

5 to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts Veterans Bingo Night at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center, located across from the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call 918-772-4166.

6 to 8 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on metalsmithing with Steve Mashburn at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 23

7 to 9 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on life drawing at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 24

9 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the 67th annual Cherokee National Holiday 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament youth division at Sequoyah High School Gym, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-772-4067 or 918-837-2248.

9 a.m. - The 67th annual Cherokee National Holiday co-ed softball tournament, men’s fast-pitch softball tournament and women’s fast-pitch softball tournament will be held at the Cherokee Nation Softball Fields, located on Cherokee street in Park Hill. Entry fee is $150 for co-ed tournament, $175 for men’s fast-pitch and $125 for women’s fast-pitch. Start times for each game will depend on the drawing of team brackets. For more information, call Crystal Bogle at 918-316-1940.

9 a.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts the championship events for the annual Traditional Native Games at One Fire Field, located west of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. The blowgun competition will begin at 12:30 p.m., the chunkey competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. and all other games will begin at 9 a.m. To pre-register to play in traditional games, call Bayly Wright at 918-822-2427.

10 a.m. – The 67th Cherokee National Holiday 12 vs. 12 men’s stickball tournament will be held at Sequoyah High School’s football field in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000 ext. 5776.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on watercolor with Paula Hefley at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

1 to 3 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on metalsmithing with Steve Mashburn at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, located at 718 Pendleton St. in Tahlequah. A reception for the former Miss Cherokees will be held prior to the competition at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Lisa Trice-Turtle at 918-453-5000, ext. 4991.

Aug. 25

9 a.m. - The 67th annual Cherokee National Holiday co-ed softball tournament, men’s fast-pitch softball tournament and women’s fast-pitch softball tournament will be held at the Cherokee Nation Softball Fields, located on Cherokee street in Park Hill. Entry fee is $150 for co-ed tournament, $175 for men’s fast-pitch and $125 for women’s fast-pitch. Start times for each game will depend on the drawing of team brackets. For more information, call Crystal Bogle at 918-316-1940.

Aug. 26

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a class on jewelry making with Ray Walker at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 28

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on shell carving at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 29

9 a.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts the 67th annual Cherokee National Holiday Golf Tournament 2 person scramble for ages 50 and over, located at Cherokee Springs Plaza in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-456-5100.

6 to 8 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on metalsmithing with Steve Mashburn at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 30

7 to 9 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on life drawing at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Cherokee Nation celebrates the 67th Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah. The celebration includes the powwow Friday and Saturday nights, the parade and State of the Nation address by Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. on Saturday morning, and a fireworks show on Sunday night. For more information or a Cherokee National Holiday schedule, visit https://holiday.cherokee.org/.

Aug. 31

9 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the Cherokee National Holiday 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament adult division at Sequoyah High School Gym, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-772-4067 or 918-837-2248.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on watercolor with Paula Hefley at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

1 to 3 p.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts a class on metalsmithing with Steve Mashburn at the Cherokee Arts Center, located at 212 S Water Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, or to register, email matt-anderson@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5728.

About Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation is the federally recognized government of the Cherokee people and has inherent sovereign status recognized by treaty and law. The seat of tribal government is the W.W. Keeler Complex near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation. With more than 370,000 citizens, 11,000 employees and a variety of tribal enterprises ranging from aerospace and defense contracts to entertainment venues, Cherokee Nation is one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma and the largest tribal nation in the United States.

To learn more, please visit www.cherokee.org.