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November 14, 2019

A State of Emergency Declared for the Cherokee language.

The three federally recognized tribes of Cherokee people have declared a State of Emergency for the Cherokee language. In a Tri-Council meeting at Kituwah on the morning of Thursday, June 27, leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Nation (Okla.), and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (Okla.), passed unanimously a resolution “declaring a state of emergency for the Cherokee language and supporting the continued development of the language revitalization programs”. Submitted by the Cherokee Nation, Tri-Council Res. No. 02-2019 states, “…there are approximately 2,000 fluent first language Cherokee speakers left, and each Cherokee tribe is losing fluent speakers at faster rates than new Cherokee speakers are developed.”

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