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Cherokee Nation breaks ground on $25 million project

Posted at 7:29 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 20:29:09-04

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation is breaking ground on a $25 million project.

The construction includes eight new buildings and remodeling four others as part of the tribe's COVID-19 response plan, according to Cherokee Nation officials.

The tribe said the project will feature a new health center for Cherokee Nation employees in Tahlequah, drive through public health outreach facility in Stilwell, PPE manufacturing sites in Hulbert and Stilwell, office space for social distancing in Catoosa and Muskogee, and storage and food outreach space in Vinita, Kansas, Belfonte and Jay.

The Cherokee Nation is putting our CARES Act funding from the U.S. Treasury to great use in our Cherokee communities by investing in this $25 million project that will provide jobs and ongoing needed safety equipment, ensure our elders do not struggle with food insecurity through this pandemic, add space for employee safety and provide a new health center for our Cherokee Nation employees that is close to our tribal complex and can treat for a range of illness as well as test for COVID-19.
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.

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