Opinion

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Contentment

Looking back over the past six months, I’m certain we can all agree that life has been anything but ordinary. Political speeches and Pandemic announcements have overloaded the airwaves with information, and often, misinformation. Add to this job losses, business closures, school shutdowns and the regular frustrations of life, and you have a recipe for discontent.

For the Children

For the Children

One of the most fulfilling parts of our job at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy is to engage with our state’s young people and allow them to display their talents.

For the Children

For the Children

Now that the party nominees are set for the General Election in November, I wanted to write about the difference between what is “partisan” versus “political.”

The Swearing Parrot

A man goes to a pet shop and buys a talking parrot. He takes the parrot home and tries to teach the parrot how to say a few things, but instead, the parrot just swears at him. After a few hours of trying to teach the bird, the man finally says, “If you don’t stop swearing, I’m going to put you in the freezer as punishment.” The parrot continues, so finally the man puts the bird in the freezer. About an hour later, the parrot asks the man to please open the door. As the man takes the shivering bird out of the freezer, it says, “I promise to never swear again. Just tell me what that turkey did!”

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Senate Review

After dedicating the past 15 years to investing in our state’s bridges and transportation infrastructures, we’ve finally been ranked in the top 10—coming in at ninth— across the nation for bridge conditions.

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Notes from the Chief

One year ago, Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and I took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Cherokee Nation Constitution. We pledged to promote the culture, heritage and traditions of our people. In my inaugural address, I predicted that the strength of our democracy would continue to grow, because the things that unite us are far more powerful than those that divide us.

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For the Children

When I first arrived at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, I knew very little about the history of the organization. Like most Oklahomans, I knew of OICA’s good work at the State Capitol, fighting for issues important to our state’s children.

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