The signs in Tahlequah are bilingual

My language teacher and me

I had a chance to visit the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, where my grandmother was from, last month. I was in Oklahoma helping to lead the Native American Journalists Association summer college newspaper project in Tulsa. While I was there, I visited the tribal offices in Tahlequah and took my Cherokee language teacher Ed Fields and tribal linguist Anna Huckaby to lunch. We had a great time visiting, laughing and eating catfish and cornbread. At the tribal office, the head of our cultural affairs department, Gloria Sly, dragged a map off the wall to show me where my grandma’s family lived back in the day. It was pretty neat to meet someone who knew my mom’s family in the old days. All in all, a great trip. Here are some pictures from my visit.

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