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 December 1, 2010, Volume 2

Cherokee student leader to pass torch
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Oklahoma: Corey Still, 20, is a Native American studies student at The University of Oklahoma. He's spent years leading community service projects to help his Cherokee people. Now hes teaching those skills and values to younger Native youth

I was taught that whenever I do something, its not because of me, said Still.. We do it for the greater society and for the community, for our people, our brothers, our sisters, our cousins.

Still was appointed to Cherokee Nation Youth Leadership Council in 2006. The CNYLC represents the 14 county districts of the Cherokee Nation. They help with community service activities across the Cherokee Nation. Still served as their cultural chair, reporter and chaplain, among others.

The majority of the time were working for specific churches, schools, medical facilities, places like that, Still said. We try to help Cherokees first. We have a Cherokee preference, but we help anyone.

Today Corey is active in OU's Native American community. He serves as:

Vice President, American Indian Student Association
Secretary, Sigma Alpha Gamma Society of Native American Gentlemen (Native American fraternity on campus)
Representative for the Council of Fire (the Native American debate society)
The American Indian Student Life worker -- Student Life office.
Helps OU's Greek system organize a coat drive with the Cherokee Nation Youth Leadership Council

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