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22 Candidates File for UKB Election
Twenty two candidates have filed to run for the positions of UKB District Representatives of the UKB Tribal Council. The UKB Tribal Council is comprised of four officers: Chief, Assistant Chief, Secretary, and Treasure, along with nine district representatives from the voting districts of the Keetoowah Cherokee. The districts include Canadian, Cooweescoowee, Delaware, Flint, Goingsnake, Illinois, Saline, Sequoyah and Tahlequah. The officers serve a four year term, while district representatives serve two year terms. Keetoowah tribal members will vote on Monday, November 6 to elect the nine district representatives of the tribal council. To be eligible to vote, tribal members must be at least 21 years of age by November 1, be an exclusive member of the Keetoowah Cherokee tribe for at least six months, and must have resided in their district for the past six months. For more information, contact the Keetoowah Election Board at (918) 772-3773. Canadian District Eddie Sacks (incumbent) - Muskogee, OK Dora Grayson - Muskogee, OK Cooweescoowee District Cliff Wofford (incumbent) - Claremore, OK Portia Kelly - Claremore, OK Joanne Tidwell – Catoosa, OK Delaware District Jerry Hansen (incumbent) - Colcord, OK Flint District Woodrow Proctor (incumbent) - Bunch, OK Ryan Adair - Stilwell, OK Osie Castro - Stilwell, OK Wiki Jim Squirrel - Welling, OK Goingsnake District Joyce Fourkiller (incumbent) - Stilwell, OK James Limore - Stilwell, OK Illinois District Donald Adair - Vian, OK Barbara Girty - Vian, OK J.D. Teehee Vian, OK Saline District Adalene Smith (incumbent) - Colcord, OK Betty Mouse – Spavinaw, OK Charles Smoke – Salina, OK Sequoyah District Barry Dotson (incumbent) - Sallisaw, OK Jim Henson – Sallisaw,OK Tahlequah District Albert Shade (incumbent) - Tahlequah, OK J.C. Wilson – Tahlequah, OK

56th Annual Keetoowah Celebration--Friday, October 6 and Saturday October 7 at the Keetoowah Celebration Grounds

Keetoowah Celebration Events include a Parade, Kid’s Fishing Derby, 3 on 3 Basketball, Volleyball, Gospel Singing, Indian Fiddler’s Contest, Arts and Crafts, Turtle Races, Children’s Activities, Chief George Wickliffe’s State of the Nation address, Traditional Keetoowah Cherokee Games including marbles, blowgun, cornstalk shoot, and stickball, Hog Fry, Stomp Dance and Powwow. Info: Call (918) 456-6533. Click here for our Vendor form.