The Cherokee Nation will donate almost $3 million to area schools. The tribe is giving the money to nearly 100 districts in the tribe's 14-county jurisdictional area. The cash comes from this year's sale of Cherokee Nation car tags.
School officials say the money really helps, especially in these tight times.
"This is a contribution to discretionary items that we wouldn't be able to do otherwise. So it's things that above and beyond that we can normally do as a school district," said Locust Grove Superintendent David Cash.
Since 2002, the Nation's given over $13 million to Northeastern Oklahoma schools.