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First name: David photo
Last name: Walkingstick
E-mail: david-walkingstick@cherokee.org
Web site:

21969 S. 482 Rd.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(H) 918-456-4256
(C) 918-822-4681

David Walkingstick, a Sequoyah High School Graduate, son of DeAnn and the late Delbert Walkingstick who was the first Chief of the Cherokee Nation Marshall Service stated “my father’s service to protecting his people extended beyond the job to building relationships with his elders and the people to help them every way he could, I want to do the same.”

Walkingstick, a life time resident of the Tahlequah area, graduated from Sequoyah High School in 1999 and the University of Central Oklahoma, and holds a Masters in School Administration. At SHS, Walkingstick was the first All-State Basketball player.

Walkingstick encourages students from Indian country to excel beyond the court, in the classroom and in their lives as well. He is the Director of Indian Education for Muskogee Public Schools. He also volunteers his time at Tahlequah First Baptist Church helping youth and worship as well as volunteering as a basketball coach to young children.

Walkingstick stated “I am a leader of principles, not partnerships. In my life I’ve had to be in high pressure situations and make decisions, I’m prepared to do that as a council member.’ Some of the biggest challenges are education, housing, healthcare, corporate accountability, and maintaining our sovereignty. Re-evaluation of the status quo and funding allocation is necessary, so that we can provide for our people. The government and tribal businesses should always remember they are here for our people.”