James E. Fullbright Jr., 77

Born March 6, 1943

Died August 6, 2020

Jodi Lynnetta Jones-Sallis, 34

Born January 19, 1986

Died August 5, 2020

Mary Lavonne Peebles, 89

Born July 26, 1931

Died August 3, 2020

Benji Ray Hotema, 42

Born March 23, 1978

Died August 3, 2020

Angela Ashwood, 69

Born February 9, 1951

Died August 1, 2020


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Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 7:41 AM

The Cherokee Nation is rolling out a $40 million education initiative, part of which will help Cherokee students with clothing and technology needs.

The online portal to apply is now available at under the Respond, Recover and Rebuild education initiative tab.

Funding for the education initiative is part of the Cherokee Nation’s COVID-19 Respond, Recover and Rebuild spending plan announced by Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. in May.

As part of the initiative, the tribe is providing $300 each to qualifying low-income Cherokee students across the Cherokee Nation for clothes and a winter coat. This is twice the amount given by the tribe each year to help low-income Cherokee students buy clothes. The Cherokee Nation is also giving $150 to each Cherokee student across the Cherokee Nation who does not qualify as low-income, to help with clothing needs.

Cherokee Nation is also offering a $400 technology stipend to any Cherokee student ages 5 to 18, regardless of income and regardless of where they live.