A newly elected group of Cherokee students are set to begin their two-year term on the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council after having won their respective elections, according to a media release from the Cherokee Nation.
Tribal Youth Council is an elected board of Cherokee students living within the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction and includes an at-large seat to be occupied by the current Miss Cherokee.
The new youth council will be composed of the following Cherokee students:
• District 1 — Claudia Baker, Tahlequah; Lakin Keener, Hulbert; Nathalie Tomasik, Tahlequah; and Marissa Williams, Park Hill.
• District 2 — Brandon Doyle, Stilwell; Jonathon Pilcher, Westville; and Keaton Sheets, Stilwell.
• District 3 — William Chaser, Muldrow; Jordan Galvan, Fort Gibson; and Mikal Yahola of Vian.
• District 4 — Megan Baker, Locust Grove; Meagan Morrow, Bartlesville; and Meekah Roy, Salina.
• District 5 — Eric Budder, Elizabeth Burns and Noah Collins, all of Claremore.
• At-large — Christy Kingfisher, Tahlequah.
This year’s youth council elections were the first to be held online. Voter registration was left open throughout the election. A total of 124 ballots was cast.
Cherokee Nation’s Tribal Youth Council was established in 1989. Council seats are held for a term of two years starting Oct. 1 and ending Sept. 30, and the at-large seat inhabited by the current Miss Cherokee changes each year. Information: email@example.com