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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Article V. Legislative
          Section 1. The legislature shall consist of one legislative body to be called the
          Council of the Cherokee Nation. The initial election of members to the
          Council pursuant to this Constitution shall occur within 120 from the date of
          its ratification on a day to be announced by the Principal Chief.

THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN INAUGURATION DAY.  IT ALSO SHOWS THE CHIEF AND DEPUTY CHIEF [EXECUTIVE BRANCH].  THEY HAD JUST TAKEN THEIR OATH OF OFFICE. [Pictured Back L-R:  Paula Holder, William Smoke, Bill John Baker, Mige Glory, Troy Wayne Poteete, Charles "Chuck" Hoskins", Nick Lay, Sam Ed Bush, Harold "Jiggs" Phillips, Harold DeMoss; Front L-R:  Dora Mae Watie, Garland Eagle, Mary Flute Cooksey, Joe Byrd, Barbara Mitchell Conness, Don Crittendon, Barabara Starr Scott.]  Not pictured:  Harley Terrell, selected to replace Councilor Mige Glory [deceased].
 

 

 "OATH OF OFFICE"

     The following is the Oath of Office found in the Constitution of the Cherokee Nation
     of Oklahoma as ratified by the Cherokee people on June 26, 1976. All officers
     elected or appointed shall, before entering upon the duties of their respective offices,
     take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation:
     "I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR, OR AFFIRM, THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY
     EXECUTE THE DUTIES OF [Office named] OF THE CHEROKEE NATION,
     AND WILL, TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY, PRESERVE, PROTECT AND
     DEFEND THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION, AND
     THE UNITED STATES O F AMERICA. I SWEAR OR AFFIRM FURTHER,
     THAT I WILL DO EVERYTHING WITHIN MY POWER TO PROMOTE THE
     CULTURE, HERITAGE AND TRADITIONS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION."

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR COUNCILORS
   All elected Cherokee Nation officials may be contacted (or messages left) through the:
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma,  P.O. Box 948,  Tahlequah, OK 74465-09448.
A toll free number (works only in Oklahoma) is:   800-256-0671, or call 918-456-0671. Fax number is: 918-456-6485.

 COUNCILORS:

DISTRICT ONE

Harley Terrell 918-457-4840
H.C. 69, Box 253
Park Hill, OK 74451

Don Crittenden 918-772-3238
RR 1, Box 260
Tahlequah, OK 74464
 
Bill Baker 918-456-8228 1 of 2 still on tribal council 2006
3231 S. Muskogee
Tahlequah, OK 74464

DISTRICT TWO

Harold "Jiggs" Phillips 918-723-3600
Route 2, Box 403
Westville, OK 74965

Dora Mae Watie 918-696-6197
Route 5, Box 6120
Stilwell, OK 74960

DISTRICT THREE

Sam Ed Bush 918-775-5476
P.O. Box 267
Marble City, OK 74945

 Mary Cooksey 918-775-5905
 P.O. Box 202
Marble City, OK 74945

DISTRICT FOUR

 Paula Holder 918-463-2207
 P.O. Box 576
Warner, OK 74469

Troy Poteete 918-464-2913 or 918-464-2025
P.O. Box 359
Webbers Falls, OK 74470

 DISTRICT FIVE

Barbara Conness 918-868-3382
P.O. Box 279
Kansas, OK 74347

Barbara Starr Scott 918-253-6592
P.O. Box 595
Jay, OK 74346

 DISTRICT SIX

William Smoke 918-589-2758
H.C. 60, Box 157
Spavinaw, OK 74366

 DISTRICT SEVEN

Harold DeMoss 918-543-8261
Route 1, Box 235-A
Inola, OK 74036

 DISTRICT EIGHT

Nick Lay 918-535-2715
P.O. Box 90
Ochelata, OK 74051

DISTRICT NINE

Chuck Hoskins 918-256-3229 2 of 2 still on tribal council 2006
 339 N. Adair
Vinita, OK 74301


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