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Past Events

The Cherokee Nation Fish and Wildlife Association is honored to have been a part of the events listed below. For more information about any of the events listed, please contact us.  

Cherokee National Holiday
Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2018
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Join us during the 66th Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. 

Cherokee Nation Environmental Festival 
April 27, 2018; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
MidAmerica Expo Center
Chouteau, Oklahoma

Join us on Friday, April 27, for the Cherokee Nation Environmental Festival at the MidAmerica Expo Center in Chouteau, Oklahoma. The event, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature cultural and educational activities and presentations, environmental information displays, Arbor Week tree giveaways and an OSU insect adventure. The Cherokee Nation Fish & Wildlife Association, along with Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs and the Office of the Secretary of Natural Resources, will host this event. For questions, or to reserve a space, contact Karen Dye or Chelsea Jones at 918.453.5000 ext. 5109 or ext. 5768. 

Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” Season 4 Premiere Screenings
March 13, 14 & 15, 2018

Join the creators behind the Emmy Award-winning program that’s all about the culture, tradition, history and people of Cherokee Nation for a special premiere screening presentation. Be the first to see new material from the upcoming season, including special director’s cuts. Hear from show creators how favorite stories came together plus other insights and behind the scenes materials. And don’t forget to watch for the state-wide television premiere of Season 4 of the hit documentary series Sunday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m. on OETA, Oklahoma’s PBS network.


March 13 - Roxy Theatre
220 W. Okmulgee Ave., Muskogee, OK
5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.: Meet & Greet with OsiyoTV creators
6 p.m.: Screening presentation with OsiyoTV creators


March 14 - Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gaylord-Pickens Museum
1400 Classen Drive, Oklahoma City, OK
5 p.m.: Meet & Greet with OsiyoTV creators
5:30 p.m.: Screening presentation with OsiyoTV creators followed by Q&A


March 15 - Circle Cinema
10 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK
5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.: Meet & Greet with OsiyoTV creators
6 p.m.: Screening presentation with OsiyoTV creators

ORES Archery Tournament
March 9, 2018; 9 a.m. 
Joe Thornton Archery Range
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

The Cherokee Nation Fish and Wildlife Association is honored to sponsor the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools archery tournament at the Joe Thornton Archery Range. Participating schools include: Bearden, Belfonte, Bell, Brushy, Cleora, Hodgen, Leach, Marble City, Maryetta, Moffett, Moseley, Norwood, Oakdale, Osage, Peavine, Pretty Water, Rocky Mountain, Tannehill, Tenkiller, Zaneis and Zion. 

Top scorers will be awarded with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals as follows:
Boys Elementary (top 3 receive archery medal)
Boys Middle School (top 3 receive archery medal)
Girls Elementary (top 3 receive archery medal)
Girls Middle School (top 3 receive archery medal)
 
In addition, a plaque will be given to the elementary school with the highest cumulative score and a plaque will be given to the middle school with the highest cumulative score.

ORES was founded in 1984 and is the oldest rural school organization in Oklahoma. Cherokee Nation's Joe Thornton Archery Range, which is just west of the W.W. Keeler Complex, is the first ever built on tribal lands and third public archery park in Oklahoma. Aside from the Olympic-style range, the park features 3-D targets, archery skeet shooting and a human foosball field.



Cherokee Nation Veterans Appreciation Day

Nov. 9, 2017; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Joe Thornton Archery Range

Tahlequah, Okla. 

The Cherokee Nation Fish and Wildlife Association is honored to sponsor this event that honors Cherokee Nation veterans. Open to all Cherokee Nation citizens who have served in the U.S. military, this event will offer a multitude of activities, including human foosball, basket weaving, archery, cornstalk shooting, marbles and more.  Several Cherokee Nation departments will be on-site. Free flu shots and blood pressure screenings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and a hog fry lunch will be served at noon. All veterans are encouraged to bring their family members.