September 17, 2021
Cherokee leader calls for new hospital in speech
Author: Cherokee Phoenix
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – For the second consecutive year, circumstances required Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. to give his annual State of the Nation address by video, with the COVID-19 pandemic again forcing most of the 2021 Cherokee National Holiday onto virtual platforms.
Hoskin opened his 13-minute speech saying the Nation “remains strong” despite the pandemic and other challenges.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been, without a doubt, the greatest modern test of the strength of our Nation,” he said