Solano County

Cherokee Nation to offer photo IDs at Rush Ranch

By From page A3 | April 24, 2014

SUISUN CITY — Tribal leaders will host a community meeting Sunday that will offer Cherokee citizens who live in the area an opportunity to receive a photo identification card.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief John Baker said it’s important to meet with at-large Cherokee citizens about tribal issues and offer benefits such as photo ID cards.

“Producing a government-issued photo ID helps to instill a greater sense of pride in our people, and we’re happy to bring this service to our Cherokees living outside of Oklahoma,” Baker said in a press release. “I’ve presented my photo tribal citizenship card at several major airports, and even to the U.S. Secret Service, and experienced no problems whatsoever.”

The meeting and luncheon is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rush Ranch, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, in Suisun City.

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Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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  • The MisterApril 24, 2014 - 6:44 am

    "Producing a government-issued photo ID helps to instill a greater sense of pride..." I have never experienced a sense of pride when I've had to show the authorities my papers. I always felt more like a compliant serf subject to the whims of the police state.

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  • patrickApril 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    SUGGESTION MISTER---quit doing things that require you to present your ID to the police

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  • Salty DogApril 24, 2014 - 9:40 pm

    How about showing a photo id when you vote.

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