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Indian Times: United Keetowah Band Tries to Stop Cherokee Nation Hospital Takeover (Oct 06, 2008)
This week on Indian Times, The Cherokee Nation takes over the WW Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah from the Indian Health Service, but not without controversy. The United Keetowah Band of Cherokees has filed a lawsuit to try to stop the transfer. Kurt Gwartney has the story.

With the US economy on everyone?s mind, host Susan Shannon speaks with Larry Briggs, the President of the First National Bank and Trust Company of Shawnee, which is owned by the Citizen Potawatomie Nation.

And it was truly a bi-partisan effort by Senator Jim Inhofe and Congressman Dan Boren that helped to pass the Code Talker Recognition Act through the House and Senate last week. The act recognizes the contributions made by the Comanches, Choctaws and members of sixteen other Indian tribes that used their native languages to pass vital military information in World Wars I and II. We hear an excerpt from an interview with the late Charles Chibitty, a Comanche Code Talker.

Call for Artists: IARC Native Artist Fellowship
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico seeks Native and First Nations artists to apply for its upcoming fellowships. The IARC fellowships were established to support Native American and First Nations artists at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School of Advanced Research in any medium. The fellowships include: a $3,000 per month stipend, housing, a studio, as well as travel and material allowances. For information click here or call Elysia Poon at (505) 954-7279.

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