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TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council authorized a plan to move forward with an expanded car tag compact that will allow Cherokee citizens in all 77 Oklahoma counties to buy a Cherokee Nation license plate.
The Tribal Council approved the plan for new car tag compacts with the state of Oklahoma at Monday night's regular Tribal Council meeting. One addresses at-large citizens statewide, and another addresses citizens within the tribe's 14 counties. Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin are set to sign the compacts on Friday at the State Capitol.
“These compacts reflect a dramatic expansion in Cherokee car tag sales,”
said Tribal Council Deputy Speaker Chuck Hoskin Jr.
“For the first time, Cherokees across the state will be able to have a Cherokee tag. It will be a source of pride for thousands of Cherokees and will increase revenue by millions of dollars each year. I applaud Chief Baker and Attorney General Hembree for months of hard work on these compacts.”
The council also passed the following resolutions:
A change in process through which the Delaware tribe, with whom Cherokee Nation has an agreement dating back to 2008, receives federal funding, no longer requiring it to be transferred through the Cherokee Nation.
A grant submission to build a Native Center for Health research to focus on active living, healthy eating, high quality clinical and other preventive services.
posted August 15, 2013 6:40 am edt