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Tribe Marks Cherokee Nation Leadership Day

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is marking a day to honor the achievements and service of the tribe's past and present leaders.

The Tahlequah-based tribe declared Monday as Cherokee Nation Leadership Day after tribal leaders passed a resolution last year declaring the second Monday of October as a day set aside to remember the tribe's scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, military veterans and leaders.

Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed the symbolic proclamation at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex.

The Cherokee Nation is one of the country's largest American Indian tribes, with 320,000 members.