Claremore Daily Progress

Top Stories

March 13, 2014

Claremore’s Burns named Champions of Change


The Center for Native American Youth has announced its second class of Champions for Change which includes Claremore High School senior Elizabeth Burns.
The 2014 CFCs are five young Native American leaders who are creating positive change for their peers, tribal or urban Indian communities.  
Burns, 18, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is passionate about promoting healthy nutrition and obesity prevention, according to the CNAY.
Burns currently serves as the president of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council and is a mentor to youth that struggle with obesity, self-acceptance, nutrition and eating disorders. 
She is also creating a blog to raise awareness to health and wellness issues impacting Native American youth today.
“I have been told that my dream of helping other Native youth is ridiculous and that I should give up. I realized that negative comments won’t hold me back. I will make my dream a reality,” said Burns.
Also selected were : Danielle Finn, 23, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; William Lucero, 17, Lummi Nation; Keith Martinez, 20, Oglala Lakota Sioux, and Lauren McLester-Davis, 16, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin.
This class will join the 2013 Champions on the CNAY Youth Advisory Board to stay engaged and work on a national level.
The CNAY created the Champions for Change program as an effort to shine a spotlight on inspirational stories and promote hope in Indian Country. CNAY is aimed at bringing greater national attention to the issues facing Native youth through communication, policy development and advocacy. 
In their visits to tribal and urban Indian communities, the CNAY team listens to and learns from young Native Americans about youth priorities, challenges, and successes

Text Only
Top Stories
  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded “economic patriotism” from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.

    July 25, 2014

  • Local churches impact poverty

    Claremore First Christian Church, First United Methodist and the Pastoral Alliance are combining efforts to host a 16-week program, “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World,” based off of the national program — “bridges out of poverty.”

    July 25, 2014

  • Grand Jury recesses until August

    The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials recessed Thursday until August 19-21, saying it needed to hear from more witnesses before returning a finding in the matter.

    July 25, 2014

  • Former Sheriff’s deputy arrested

    The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office arrested ex-deputy Brian Kindle Wednesday after receiving multiple reports concerning his safety.

    July 25, 2014

  • Chelsea man receives 54-year sentence for child abuse

    A Chelsea man was sentenced to 54 years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to the charges of child abuse by injury and child sexual abuse.

    July 25, 2014

  • Rogers County Clerk sues The Daily Progress

    Rogers County Clerk Robin Anderson has filed a lawsuit against The Daily Progress and the newspaper’s government reporter Salesha Wilken.

    July 24, 2014

  • Band.jpg Local band loses everything on tour

    A Claremore band, The Last Slice, had $30,000 worth of equipment, instruments, merchandise and clothes stolen while on the East Coast Ska Revival tour in Miami, Fla.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • RSU among Top 15 Southwest schools for game development

    Animation Career Review ranked Rogers State University as the 12th best school in the Southwest for Game Design and Development. 

    July 24, 2014


    A search connected to a Rogers County cold case continued Wednesday at a Tiawah Hills property. Law enforcement agencies worked through the heat and elements in an attempt to locate associated evidence that could be used to explain the disappearance of a local woman 18 years ago.

    July 24, 2014

  • 34 OSBI agents graduate from investigative academy

    OSBI has graduated its 14th advanced investigative academy.

    July 23, 2014