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Cherokee Leaders Spend MLK Day Building A House

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Members of the Cherokee Nation spent Martin Luther King Day building a house.

Chief Bill John Baker joined other leaders to help paint the inside of a home in Stilwell.

It's one of several being built through the Houses For Cherokees Built By Cherokees program.

Families buy the homes for just $350 a month including insurance.

Chief Baker calls the program "a real blessing."

"For the first Americans to be the last Americans to achieve the American dream, always bothered me. So our people can afford and achieve the American dream through this program."

Baker's goal is to build a house a day providing safe and sanitary housing for those in need.

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