TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation hosts several events in the month of February, including food demonstrations, a story corner, and craft demonstrations.

February 7

Corn husk doll class held 5:30-8 p.m. at the Cherokee Nation Three Rivers Health Center, 1001 S. 41st St. East, in Muskogee. Learn how to make your own corn husk doll. Cost is $10 per person and $7 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 918-781-6435.

February 8

Artist demonstration will be held at the Cherokee National History Museum in Tahlequah. Cherokee National Treasure Jane Osti will demonstrate how she makes traditional Cherokee pottery and will have some available for sale. For more information, go to www.visitcherokeenation.com.

February 12

Grape dumpling food presentation. Learn how to make grape dumplings, with samples of food given along with a recipe to take home. Located at the Cooweescoowee Health Center at 395200 W. 2900 Road in Ochelata. Contact Julie Miller at 918-535-6047 for more information.

February 15

Living Story Corner at the Cherokee National History Museum in Tahlequah, with Cherokee Nation citizen Candice Byrd, beginning at 11 a.m. This family-friendly event features traditional and historical Cherokee love stories called “Cherokee Hearts.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.visitcherokeenation.com.

February 17

Traditional food event: Learn how to make grape dumplings, and take this recipe home to the family. The event starts at 2 p.m. in the kitchen at Cherokee Nation Vinita Health Center at 27371 S. 4410 Road in Vinita. For more information or to RSVP contact Amy Devore at amy-devore@cherokee.org.

February 20

Lunch and Learn Lecture Series will feature Kim Teehee, Cherokee Nation delegate to Congress, from 12-1 p.m. at the Osiyo Training Room at 17725 S. Muskogee Ave., in Tahlequah, behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Catherine Gray at Catherine-gray@cherokee.org.

February 28 – 29

Sequoyah Speech/Drama/Debate team will host an OSSAA-sanctioned tournament beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Acting and public speaking events begin Saturday, Feb. 29. Those who enjoy seeing high school students excel in debate, speaking and acting and would like to judge an event in Tahlequah, contact Amanda Ray at Sequoyah High School at 918-453-5156.

February 29

Traditional foods demonstration: Learn how bean bread will be prepared and cooked the traditional way, wrapped in hickory leaves. The presentation is free and open to the public from 10 am. to noon at the Muldrow Cherokee Community Organization Building, 603 N. Main in Muldrow. For more information contact Mary Owl at 918-774-1400 ext. 1560.

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 380,000 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.