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Editor's Address: One Year of UKB Media

BY BRITTNEY BENNETT

GIDUWA CHEROKEE NEWS EDITOR


Giduwa Cherokee News Editor Brittney Bennett began working for UKB in July 2018. This picture was taken on a trip to visit the Keetoowah ancestral lands.

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This month is very special to me, as it marks my one-year anniversary as the UKB media director. It has been an honor to serve you for the past twelve months! Throughout my time here we have made great leaps and bounds to improve our media presence.


The Giduwa Cherokee News is once more a monthly publication with timely and relevant news. It has also received a facelift and design change, which allows for easier reading.


Additionally, we now livestream our council meetings each month to Facebook and YouTube, allowing our members greater ease of access to Council business and increasing government transparency.


I have also made it a point to write an unbiased report of the Council business happenings each month rather than solely printing the minutes from each meeting. I believe this makes it easier to understand our government and become more involved with voicing our needs to the Council.


If you are on social media, then you have also noticed in the past year that the tribe has an increased online presence and is more engaged with keeping members up to date through Facebook and Instagram. (If you haven’t done so already, please give us an Instagram follow @UKBMedia!)


Our new website www.ukb-nsn.gov has also been given a facelift and redesigned by myself twice since I began my duties. I believe the site is clean, easier to navigate and has more updated information.


Just in case you missed it, I am also introducing video to the UKB Media lineup, most recently producing a promotional video for our Henry Lee Doublehead Child Development Center. It is my current vision to keep producing videos for all of our departments so that tribal members like yourself can better understand how your tribe works and what exactly it is each department does.


Though I am just one person, great things have been accomplished for our tribe in the past year and I hope that can continue.


Wado for being with me on this journey!


-Brittney Bennett

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