NSU Awards First Degree In Cherokee Education

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 4:41 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TAHLEQUAH, OK -- Saturday was an historic day for an Oklahoma university.  Northeastern State University handed out the first ever bachelor's degree in Cherokee Education.       

Greg Drowning-Bear crossed the stage to receive his diploma on Saturday morning.  NSU is the only university in the nation to offer a teaching degree in a native language.

Drowning-Bear says he now wants to pursue a master's degree at NSU.