NOWATA, Okla. – November 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — More than 150 people gathered in Nowata recently for the groundbreaking of the new No-we-ta Cherokee Community Foundation community building.
The future 2,800-square-foot facility will be located across from Cherokee Nation’s Will Rogers Health Center and food distribution center.
“The collaboration between the Cherokee Nation and the No-we-ta Cherokee Community Foundation is truly something to celebrate,” said Tribal Councilor Dick Lay, of Ochelata. “This spacious building is only going to enhance the capabilities of this great organization and allow for the group to promote Cherokee culture and history to more people.”
The community building will be made available to the entire community, with the Nowata Boys & Girls Club also using the facility. No-we-ta Cherokee Community Foundation will routinely host cultural events in the building. The group previously met at a variety of locations in Nowata.
“This is an exciting day for us. This little club has never had anything like this, and we’re really excited,” said No-we-ta Cherokee Community Foundation representative Carol Sonenberg. “We want to thank the Cherokee Nation, Tribal Councilor Dick Lay, Chief Baker, Deputy Chief Crittenden, Chief of Staff Hoskin, Secretary of State Hoskin and everyone.”
The facility is being built by a grant from the tribe’s special projects fund to the No-we-ta Cherokee Community Foundation at the request of Councilor Lay.
“This is another in a series of investments by Cherokee Nation that will improve the quality of life in Nowata County,” said Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. “Councilor Lay’s leadership and strong community support will make this project a success.”
Projects financed through the special projects fund are selected by Tribal Council and Principal Chief Bill John Baker’s office and allow the tribe to partner with communities and organizations on projects that benefit both Cherokee Nation citizens and non-Cherokees alike.
Cherokee Nation TERO-certified business Foreman Ambler Group LLC is constructing the facility.
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