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$1 Million Grant
Native Brief: TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA - Last week, the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council voted to accept a grant for $1 million from the Department of the Interior during its October regular meeting. The grant will be used by the tribe to record the title status of each tract of trust and restricted land owned by the Tribe and individuals within the Nation's jurisdiction in an electronic database known as the Trust Asset and Accounting Management System. The system will help trust and restricted land owners manage their property records more efficiently.
The Council voted to authorize the Cherokee Nation to renew membership in the National Congress of American Indians and appoint a delegate and alternates to represent the tribe. The National Congress of American Indians monitors federal Indian policy and seeks to inform the public about American Indian issues.
The Council also voted to authorize Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs to donate two surplus XRFs, a tool that measures the amount of lead in paint. One XRF goes to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, and Cherokee-CRC, an environmental firm under Cherokee Nation Businesses, will receive the other XRF.
The Council also approved a resolution authorizing the sale of a Federal Communications Commission Tahlequah construction permit to John Brown University of Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
posted October 17, 2011 6:00 am edt
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