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Principal Chief Appoints Dr. Dixon to Sequoyah Commission

Lynda Dee Dixon, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Communication at Bowling Green State University, is a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Because of her scholarly research on contemporary Cherokees and Indian health issues, Principal Chief Chadwick Smith has appointed Dr. Dixon to The State of Sequoyah Commission. The Commission acts as a scholarly think-tank charged with supporting and creating knowledge and research about Cherokees in the past and in the present with discussions about the cultural and social future of the Cherokee Nation. The current project is to develop a national Cherokee research paper and cyber-archive available to both Cherokees and others. Also serving on the Commission is former Principal Chief of the Cherokees Wilman Mankiller and other Cherokee researchers from around the USA.