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11/16/2019

article Chief Chat: Cherokee Nation’s Career Readiness Act will drive new job opportunities
(Oklahoma) -- Not every hard-working Cherokee Nation citizen who graduates from high school wants to go to college, but they still deserve access to a quality job and a...

11/15/2019

article Cherokee Nation announcing impact on state economy
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will share the findings of the tribe's most recent economic impact study during a forum luncheon at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...

11/14/2019

article Casino firms' support grows; Dover mayor, county judge letters back Cherokees’ plan
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses, which seeks a license to build and operate a casino in Pope County, has received even more endorsements from local officials,...
article Lawsuit against tribal registrar dismissed by both parties
(Oklahoma) -- Both parties in a Cherokee Nation citizenship dispute recently agreed to dismiss the case in a CN court filing. Ryan Eagleston, representing plaintiff...
article Cherokees mark grand opening of largest tribal outpatient health center in country
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders from the Cherokee Nation and Indian Health Service joined hundreds of guests to celebrate the grand opening of the tribe’s new 469,000-square...
article Tribal Council approves more funding to teach Cherokee history, culture in area schools
(Oklahoma) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation approved legislation that will provide additional funding opportunities for educators in northeast Oklahoma who want to...

11/13/2019

article Casino firms' support grows
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses, which seeks a license to build and operate a casino in Pope County, has received even more endorsements from local officials,...
article Pope County casino moves to outflank Russellville opposition
(Arkansas) -- The fight to finish the contest over who’ll win a casino permit to operate a news casino in Pope County intensified yesterday, with the county taking...
article Cherokee chief, numerous luminaries to speak tomorrow at opening of largest outpatient facility
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation and Indian Health Service leaders will celebrate the grand opening of the largest tribal outpatient health center in the country on...

11/12/2019

article Cherokee Nation unveils preliminary renderings of Cherokee Nation Veterans Cemetery
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced Friday, November 8 that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has cleared the first phase of a...

11/11/2019

article NCAI supports delegate in Congress
(Oklahoma) -- Tribes across the country support the U.S. Government honoring treaty obligations by sending a Cherokee Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The...
article Plans cleared for Cherokee Nation Veterans cemetery
(Oklahoma) -- A new Cherokee Nation Veterans cemetery in Oklahoma is a step closer to happening. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced Friday that...

11/10/2019

article Native American woman hopes to make history with first US Congress seat
(Washington D.C.) -- Giving a Native American tribe a seat in Congress would "send a huge message" to the world, the woman poised to make history as the first...

11/9/2019

article Interview: Native American woman hopes to make history with first U.S. Congress seat
(Washington D.C.) -- Giving a Native American tribe a seat in Congress would “send a huge message” to the world, the woman poised to make history as the...

11/8/2019

article Cherokee Nation Considering Law to Withhold School Funding Over 'Anti-Native Issues'
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is considering legislation to create a right to withhold funding it gives public schools if they are not "proactive in addressing...

11/7/2019

article Cherokee Nation Lays Out Two Paths For Sending Delegate To Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Cherokee Nation announced its intention to send a delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 17, 2019. Since then, Principal Chief Chuck...
article INTERVIEW: Native American woman hopes to make history with first U.S. Congress seat
(Washington D.C.) -- Giving a Native American tribe a seat in Congress would "send a huge message" to the world, the woman poised to make history as the first...
article Cherokee Nation proposal could cut funding to public schools that prohibit students from observing cultural practices
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council will weigh a proposal that, if passed, grants the tribe power to deny vehicle tag funds to schools that prohibit Native...

11/6/2019

article NCAI Supports a Cherokee Nation Delegate in Congress
(New Mexico) -- Tribes across the country support the U.S. Government honoring treaty obligations by sending a Cherokee Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

11/5/2019

article CN looks to cut tag funding to schools that hinder cultural practices
(Oklahoma) -- The Tribal Council’s Rules Committee unanimously approved an amendment to the Cherokee Nation’s motor vehicle licensing code to allow the tribe...

11/4/2019

article Hoskin: Working to protect Cherokee Nation families
(Oklahoma) -- As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger. That’s why I’m proud...

11/3/2019

article Video: Kim Teehee is the ‘one woman show’
(New Mexico) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. stood at the podium with the National Congress of American Indians emblem to present an update and...

11/2/2019

article Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in opioid case
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma judge on Oct. 15 acknowledged making a nearly $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the...

11/1/2019

article Cherokee Nation rules panel confirms editorial board member
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a resolution confirming the nomination of Kristy Sturgill as an editorial board member for the Cherokee Phoenix...

10/31/2019

article Cherokee Casino Tahlequah honors culture, history
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation’s newest gaming and hospitality property, Cherokee Casino Tahlequah, honors Cherokee history, culture and heritage throughout the new...

10/29/2019

article CN opens road project providing access to new health center
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation and Tahlequah city officials on Oct. 16 cut the ribbon for a newly improved section of East Ross Street, which provides access to the tribe...
article Youth, elder ‘Angel’ efforts underway
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is seeking charitable people with the “Christmas Spirit” for a pair of donation-dependent projects that provide gifts to...

10/28/2019

article CN awarded federal funds to help fight crime, assist victims
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation was awarded nearly $800,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice in October to improve public safety and serve crime victims. The CN...

10/27/2019

article CNI employee praised for saving choking child
(Oklahoma) -- From atop a float in this year’s Cherokee National Holiday parade, Becky Grimmett Bearpaw noticed a child choking on candy, then without hesitation...

10/26/2019

article Cherokee potter Osti to speak
(Oklahoma) -- The regularly scheduled meeting of the Indian Territory Genealogical and Historical Society will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in or near the...

10/24/2019

article Cherokee Casino to host career fair Oct. 30 in West Siloam
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs is hosting a career fair on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m. The event is located in the Qualla Ballroom, and...

10/23/2019

article Why Jerry Jones’ planned Arkansas casino could be delayed by lawsuits, conflict of interest claims [sub req]
(Arkansas) -- Jerry Jones’ hospitality company Legends is facing delays from legal challenges and community setbacks in its bid to build a $225 million licensed...
article EDITORIAL: Language should be prized by all Cherokees
(Oklahoma) -- The lightning speed at which Cherokee National Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.'s administration is moving ahead on some key projects is impressive...
article Cherokee Nation monitoring death causes among its citizens
(Oklahoma) -- When considering the leading causes of mortality among Cherokee Nation citizens, there are considerations and even anomalies to absorb when perusing the...

10/19/2019

article Chief Chat: Investing in language revitalization and Cherokee Nation’s future
(Oklahoma) -- Recently, we announced a historic $16 million investment to expand Cherokee Nation’s language initiatives. It is the largest infusion of resources in...

10/17/2019

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council pushes language preservation and career readiness
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved two pieces of legislation during a meeting Tuesday, one involving language preservation. After nudging it along...

10/16/2019

article After 184 years, Cherokees seek House delegate seat promised in treaty
(Washington D.C.) -- Kim Teehee was an intern combing through dusty archives when she first learned of a largely forgotten agreement between her Cherokee tribe and the...
article Cherokee Nation Accepting 2019 Angel Project Applications
(Oklahoma) -- The 2019 Cherokee Nation Angel Project applications are now available at sites throughout the tribe’s 14 counties. Applications can also be submitted...

10/15/2019

article HOSKIN: Cherokee Nation and CNB minimum wage increases will boost economy, help families
(Oklahoma) -- Our employees here at the Cherokee Nation are the backbone of our government and business operations. It is our mission to be the employer of choice in...

10/11/2019

article CN citizen's company wins cancer treatment patent
(Oklahoma) -- Originally filed as a medical invention, High Eagle Technologies Inc. was granted a patent on May 21 from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office with the...

10/9/2019

article Kimberly Teehee Almost Never Went Into Politics. Now, She’s Poised to Be Cherokee Nation’s First Congressional Delegate.
(Washington D.C.) -- Kimberly Teehee is ready to be a role model. This August, she made history when Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. appointed her as the first-ever...
article Councilors hear updates on UKB case, casino flooding
(Oklahoma) -- During the Sept. 26 Rules Committee meeting, Deputy Attorney General Chrissi Nimmo updated tribal councilors regarding the Cherokee Nation’s stance...
article Cherokee Nation Says State Needs To Invest In Electric Vehicles
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma tribe is leading the charge to upgrade more of the state's vehicles to electric. The Indian Nations Council of Governments is telling the...
article Cherokee Nation opens first phase of outpatient health center
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials opened phase one of the tribe’s new four-story, 469,000-square-foot outpatient health center with a ribbon-cutting on Oct 7.

10/8/2019

article Cherokee Nation seeks to reduce wait time at tribal health clinics
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will reorganize health-clinic staffs in an effort to reduce how much time patients spend waiting, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr....

10/7/2019

article Cherokee Nation Plans to Improve Health System as It Begins Opening New Outpatient Center
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation's health system has been labeled the "gold standard" by the Indian Health Service, and officials are trying to make it even...

10/6/2019

article Cherokee Nation doctor, Junior Miss Cherokee receive awards
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Health Board presented Cherokee Nation Health Services Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Jorge Mera the Outstanding Service Award at the...
article Oklahoma health center to serve Cherokee Nation’s citizens
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizens, including thousands who live in Northwest Arkansas, can soon get medical care at a new $200 million health center. The outpatient...

10/5/2019

article Largest Tribal Outpatient Health Facility in U.S. Opening First Phase to Patients
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s new four-story, 469,000 square foot outpatient health center will open its optometry, audiology, physical rehabilitation,...
article Largest Tribal Outpatient Health Facility in U.S. Opening First Phase to Patients
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s new four-story, 469,000 square foot outpatient health center will open its optometry, audiology, physical rehabilitation,...
article Cardinals pitcher calls Braves’ tomahawk chop ‘disappointing’ and ‘disrespectful’
(Missouri) -- When Atlanta Braves fans perform the tomahawk chop, with its accompanying chant, it is perceived as a rallying cry for the team and a way to reinforce home...

10/3/2019

article City panel ditches 1 casino proposal
(Arkansas) -- The Russellville City Council's gambling review panel tossed out a proposal from county-backed Cherokee Nation Businesses on Thursday from among four...
article Cherokee Nation companies continue support of schools
(Oklahoma) -- Employee volunteers from Cherokee Nation Businesses and Cherokee Nation Entertainment are continuing the company's tradition of supporting local...
article Cherokee Nation honors grads
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation celebrated 72 graduates from the tribe’s adult education program during a special ceremony held Sept. 19 at the Cherokee Casino...

10/2/2019

article Cherokee Nation companies continue support of local schools
(Oklahoma) -- Employee volunteers from Cherokee Nation Businesses and Cherokee Nation Entertainment are continuing the company’s tradition of supporting local...

10/1/2019

article Cherokee Nation’s New Secretary of Veterans Affairs Advocates for Warriors
(Oklahoma) -- As Cherokee people, we have always respected our warriors – people willing to fight for us, for our values and for our way of life. Under my...
article Cherokee Nation graduates 72 from adult education program
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation celebrated 72 graduates from the tribe’s adult education program during a special ceremony held September 19 at the Cherokee...
article Experience Premier Native American Art at the Cherokee Art Market
(Oklahoma) -- The 14th annual Cherokee Art Market, featuring more than 150 elite Native American artists from across the nation, returns to Tulsa Oct. 12-13 at Hard Rock...

9/30/2019

article What's cooking at Cherokee Art Market?
(Oklahoma) -- Artists from across the country come each October to the Cherokee Art Market at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa. The highlight for many of these artists...

9/29/2019

article Health center to serve Cherokee citizens
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizens, including thousands who live in Northwest Arkansas, can soon get medical care at a new $200 million health center. The outpatient...

9/28/2019

article Chief Chat: New Secretary of Veterans Affairs advocates for warriors
(Oklahoma) -- As Cherokee people, we have always respected our warriors — people willing to fight for us, for our values and for our way of life. Under my...
article Cherokee Nation plans $16M investment in language preservation program
(Oklahoma) -- The new chief of the Cherokee Nation plans to invest $16 million into the Oklahoma-based tribe’s language preservation program, including a new...
article Chief Chat: New Secretary of Veterans Affairs advocates for warriors
(Washington D.C.) -- As Cherokee people, we have always respected our warriors — people willing to fight for us, for our values and for our way of life. Under my...

9/27/2019

article Cherokee Nation announces $16 million investment in native language preservation
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced on Friday the largest language investment in the tribe’s history. The Durbin Feeling Cherokee Language Preservation Act...
article Cherokee Nation Unveils $16M Plan to Bolster Language Preservation Work
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is preparing to enact the largest language initiative in the tribe’s history. A $16 million total investment will move all the...

9/26/2019

article Cherokees seek NCAI seats; vets honored
(Oklahoma) -- Two Cherokee Nation leaders are running for seats on the National Congress of American Indians’ executive committee. It was announced on Sept. 16...
article Cherokee Phoenix selects its Seven Feathers recipients
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Phoenix staff has selected the recipients for its inaugural Seven Feathers Awards Gala set for 6 p.m. on Nov. 23 in the Cherokee Casino...
article CN council approves acts in rules committee
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council pushed along two new initiatives to preserve the tribe's language and assist its citizens with a career path during...
article Collinsville resident graduates from Cherokee Nation’s adult education program
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently celebrated 72 graduates from the tribe’s adult education program. Chelsea Watters, of Collinsville, was among those...

9/25/2019

article Cherokee Nation Businesses opens Legends storefront in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- During his Sept. 19 report to the Tribal Council, Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Chuck Garrett was asked for an update on a proposed casino near...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses Follow Tribal Government In Raising Minimum Wage
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses announced that it will raise its workers' minimum wage to $11 an hour, effective Oct. 1. The announcement comes after pay...
article Cherokee Nation to host celebration of first-language Cherokee speakers
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will host a celebration of first-language Cherokee speakers Friday at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah. As a part of the UN...
article Cherokee Nation hosts fifth annual Elders Summit
(Oklahoma) -- Among the many cultural aspects of the Cherokee Nation, what has long been considered a duty of the tribe was exercised Tuesday, as it made an effort to...

9/24/2019

article Cherokee Nation’s outpatient health facility to open in phases in October
(Oklahoma) -- The largest tribal outpatient health facility in the country is set to open in phases this October after two years of construction. According to a Cherokee...

9/23/2019

article Council of the Cherokee Nation Approves $1.16B Budget, Employee Pay Increase – Largest in Tribal History
(Oklahoma) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation unanimously approved a $1.16 billion comprehensive tribal budget for fiscal year 2020 Monday night, the largest in...
article CN graduates 72 from adult education program
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation celebrated 72 graduates from the tribe's adult education program during a special ceremony held Sept. 19 at the Cherokee Casino...

9/22/2019

article Cherokee delegate talks about potentially joining Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Kimberly Teehee returned to the U.S. Capitol this week to work with congressional aides in crafting a plan that will permit her to take a seat as...
article CNB increases starting wages
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation’s business arm this week announced its plan to increase starting wages for most hourly employees throughout every division within the...
article Cherokee Nation graduates 72 from adult education program
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation celebrated 72 graduates from the tribe’s adult education program during a special ceremony held September 19 at the Cherokee...
article Cherokee history featured at Hayesville’s annual festival
(North Carolina) -- The rich history of the Cherokee Indian tribe was featured during the 8th annual Cherokee Heritage Festival Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown...

9/21/2019

article The Italian Campaign, the Lord’s Prayer in Cherokee, and U.S. Army Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Roach
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the most poignant donations the National Museum of the American Indian has ever received is a Cherokee prayer card carried during World War...

9/18/2019

article CN Tribal Council OKs CNB, Gaming board members
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council during a meeting Monday night confirmed the appointment of Lynna Carson and Linda O'Leary, respectively, as a board...

9/17/2019

article OP/ED: The 184-Year-Old Promise to the Cherokee Congress Must Keep
(Washington D.C.) -- The number seven is significant to the Cherokee people. We have seven clans in our origin story and seven sacred directions, and centered in our...
article Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson reopened after flood repairs
(Oklahoma) -- After closing earlier this year in the wake of historic flooding all along the Arkansas River, the Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson underwent a “soft...
article Enrollment opportunities available at Talking Leaves Job Corps
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials said that Talking Leaves Job Corps Center has immediate openings for individuals seeking free career training in the nation...
article HOSKIN: Expanding efforts with at-large Cherokee Nation citizens
(Oklahoma) -- Today, more than 63% of our nearly 380,000 tribal citizens reside outside Cherokee Nation’s legal jurisdiction. One thing we’ve heard loud and...
article ‘Celebration of Cherokee Speakers’ event set for Sept. 27
(Oklahoma) -- The Translation Department and the Cherokee Language Master-Apprentice Program have partnered to host a “Celebration of Cherokee Speakers”...

9/16/2019

article Cherokee Heritage Center Invites Students to Experience Cherokee Culture Firsthand
(Oklahoma) -- Area students are invited to experience Cherokee culture firsthand through interactive opportunities offered at the Cherokee Heritage Center.

9/15/2019

article Art notes for Sept. 15
(Washington D.C.) -- Cherokee Nation is working to help transform the way Native American history is presented in classrooms. The tribe is contributing to the National...
article ‘Celebration of Cherokee Speakers’ event set for Sept. 27
(Oklahoma) -- The Translation Department and the Cherokee Language Master-Apprentice Program have partnered to host a “Celebration of Cherokee Speakers”...

9/14/2019

article Cherokee Nation, ODOT cut ribbon on US-75 improvement project
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma Department of Transportation cut the ribbon on a highway safety improvement project along U.S. Highway 75 near Ochelata,...

9/11/2019

article Hoskin signs establishes At-Large Advisory Committee
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed an executive order Aug. 27 establishing an At-Large Cherokee Advisory Committee that Cherokee Nation officials say...
article 10 Cherokee veterans honored with Warrior Flight to U.S. capital
(Oklahoma) -- Ten Cherokee veterans visited Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-11 as part of the Cherokee Nation’s sixth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight. Collectively, the...

9/10/2019

article Cherokee Nation contributes to initiative
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is working to help transform the way Native American history is presented in classrooms. The tribe is one of many contributing to the...

9/9/2019

article Russellville forms panel to review casino applications
(Arkansas) -- The Russellville City Council is forming a committee to evaluate applications for a new casino, even though Pope County has already made its pick on an...
article Kimberly Teehee, First Cherokee Delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- In 1835, the Treaty of New Echota set the stage for the removal of the Cherokee people from their homeland in the southeastern United States. The...
article Hoskin offers language investment at State of Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. on Aug. 31 proposed the largest investment in language programs in the tribe’s history and detailed more initiatives...
article Rutherford helping keep Cherokee arts alive
(Oklahoma) -- After a long-time interest in art and creating, Cherokee Nation citizen Lisa Rutherford has learned and added numerous artistic trades into her repertoire...
article Former CN Treasurer, Councilor Chapman dies
(Oklahoma) -- Former Cherokee Nation Treasurer and Tribal Councilor Gary Dean Chapman died Sept. 3 at age 81. According to his obituary, he was born to Ezekiel “...

9/8/2019

article Teehee hopes for congressional collaboration on seating her as Cherokee Nation delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- Kim Teehee, who made history last month after being confirmed as the Cherokee Nation’s first delegate to Congress, doesn’t plan to show...
article Cherokee Nation sharing authentic perspective on forced removal with classrooms
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is working to help transform the way Native American history is presented in classrooms. The tribe is one of many contributing to the...
article CN announces 2019 Cherokee National Treasures
(Oklahoma) -- Three Cherokee Nation citizens have been named this year’s Cherokee National Treasures for their work in preserving and promoting Cherokee art and...

9/6/2019

article Meet Kimberly Teehee, the first Cherokee Nation delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Nearly 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation signed the Treaty of New Echota (1835) with the United States. They were forcibly moved from the...
article Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation expands engagement with all citizens
(Oklahoma) -- Today, more than 63 percent of our nearly 380,000 tribal citizens reside outside Cherokee Nation’s legal jurisdiction. One thing we’ve heard...
article County exec says city gets casino-deal perks
(Arkansas) -- Russellville was not left out of a nearly $40 million incentive package negotiated before Cherokee Nation Businesses was endorsed last month for a casino...
article Russellville forms panel to review casino applications
(Arkansas) -- The Russellville City Council is forming a committee to evaluate applications for a new casino, even though Pope County has already made its pick on an...

9/5/2019

article City Council votes to set up casino panel
(Arkansas) -- The Russellville City Council voted in a specially called meeting Thursday to establish a seven-member committee to evaluate applications for a Pope County...
article Cherokee immersion school to obtain former Tahlequah casino
(Oklahoma) -- Plans for the facility that housed the old Cherokee Casino Tahlequah near Sequoyah Schools are to eventually donate it to the Cherokee Nation’s...
article Traditional Cherokee Art of the North American Warriors
(USA) -- The Cherokee Nation is well known for its beautiful and meaningful art and culture. Cherokee art and symbols used in the design of Cherokee bead, basket, and...

9/4/2019

article Kimberly Teehee Is the Cherokee Nation’s First Delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- In December 1835, a minority party of the Cherokee Nation met government officials to sign the Treaty of New Echota, which laid out the terms for...
article The Cherokee Nation says it has a right to a congressional delegate. Now it wants Congress to fulfill its promise.
(Oklahoma) -- For generations, the US government’s attitude toward Native American communities has been marked by mistreatment, indifference, and a lack of respect...

9/3/2019

article NPR: Cherokee Nation Names First Delegate To Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation has named its first delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Former Obama appointee Kimberly Teehee's nomination was...
article BEHIND THE BADGE: It takes a special kind of person to be a Cherokee Nation marshal, according to Director Shannon Buhl
(Oklahoma) -- Boasting more than 370,000 citizens across the country, with at least 141,000 living within the tribe's 14-county jurisdiction in northeastern Oklahoma...
article Cherokee Nation Principal Chief proposes large investment in language programs
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. proposed the largest investment in language programs in the tribe’s history and detailed even more...

9/2/2019

article Commentary: Give Cherokee Nation a voice in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s a great story: The Cherokee Nation is asserting its right to send a delegate to Congress under treaties dating back to 1785 and 1835. But...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses submits Arkansas casino proposal with local endorsement
(Arkansas) -- After facing general opposition to gaming from residents and officials of Russellville and Pope County, Cherokee Nation Businesses reportedly submitted an...
article Cherokee Nation Career Services offers high school equivalency testing
(Oklahoma) -- As the United States continues to journey into a realm of sophisticated technology, education has become ever more important. As recently as 1950, only...

9/1/2019

article Cherokee Nation Takes Up 1835 Promise To Send Delegate To Congress
(Oklahoma) -- NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kimberly Teehee, who has been nominated by the Cherokee nation to go to Congress as their delegate, under a 1835 treaty.
article 15-year tribal leader Anglen says farewell
(Oklahoma) -- Buel Anglen, who served a total of 15 years on the Tribal Council, said his final years in office in particular were rewarding. “I’ve really...
article Deere aims to create more community awareness
(Oklahoma) -- With the new Tribal Council now sitting, Dist. 13 Tribal Councilor Joe Deere looks to create community within his district as well as between it and the...
article Nofire takes Dist. 3 seat on Cherokee Nation Tribal Council
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee residents of the Tribal Council’s Dist. 3 now have a new representative who earned recognition as a successful athlete from high school...
article Patzkowski brings ‘liaison-type’ experience to Dist. 12
(Oklahoma) -- Dora Patzkowski is the Cherokee Nation’s incoming Dist. 12 Tribal Councilor. She is taking the place of former Tribal Councilor Dick Lay. Patzkowski...
article Walkingstick gives thanks during his final Tribal Council meeting
(Oklahoma) -- After eight years of Tribal Council service, David Walkingstick, representing Dist. 3, gave his public goodbyes on Aug. 12 during his final meeting before...
article Cherokee Chief Wants to Expand Language Program
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. proposed the largest investment in language programs in the tribe’s history and detailed even more...

8/31/2019

article Principal chief touts 'strong' nation, promises to send Cherokee delegate to Congress during holiday address
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. promised Saturday at his first State of the Nation address to send a Cherokee woman to Washington, D.C. That statement at...
article 15-year tribal leader Anglen says farewell
(Oklahoma) -- Buel Anglen, who served a total of 15 years on the Tribal Council, said his final years in office in particular were rewarding. “I’ve really...
article Hatfield ends term as At-Large Councilor
(Oklahoma) -- At-Large Tribal Councilor Wanda Hatfield on Aug. 14 was set to end her four-year term, and she said she’s proud of being a voice for at-large...
article Hoskin assumes post of Cherokee Nation principal chief
(Oklahoma) -- After the summer’s elections, the Cherokee Nation has a new chief – sworn in Aug. 14 – who was part of the previous administration and...
article New deputy chief says teamwork key to success
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s newest deputy chief says he’s focused on supporting the newest principal chief while helping enrich the lives of tribal...
article Tribal Councilor Lay leaving office after 8 years
(Oklahoma) -- Dist. 12 Tribal Councilor Dick Lay’s second term as a legislator was expected to end Aug. 14. During his eight years, he represented Washington...

8/30/2019

article Cherokee Nation's council OKs pick for US House delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Tribal Council of the Cherokee Nation has unanimously approved the newly elected chief's selection to be the tribe's first-ever delegate...
article The Cherokee Nation Was Promised Congressional Representation Nearly 200 Years Ago And Now They’re Demanding It
(Oklahoma) -- Fact: the US was built on stolen land. Plain and simple. When European colonists arrived in what is today the United States, there were already an...
article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirms nine appointees
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirmed the appointment of nine individuals during a special session held Thursday, after officials voiced concerns...
article Five Tribes Ancestry Conference planned
(Oklahoma) -- Explore your heritage at the second annual Five Tribes Ancestry Conference, presented Sept. 19-21 at the Chota Conference Center inside the newly opened...
article Keetoowah descendants, public discuss translations of documents from 1905
(Oklahoma) -- The translation of a 114-year-old document written in Cherokee drew a crowd to the Tahlequah Public Library Thursday night. "History of Contact:...
article Natives encouraged to sign up for film database
(Oklahoma) -- The next big star could be discovered this weekend during the 67th Annual Cherokee National Holiday, as the Cherokee Nation Film Office is signing up...

8/29/2019

article Pope County casino gambit
(Arkansas) -- The Pope County Quorum Court has endorsed a proposal from Cherokee Nation Businesses of Oklahoma, in conjunction with a group whose owners include Dallas...
article Hoskin establishes At-Large Cherokee Advisory Committee
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed an executive order Tuesday establishing an At-Large Cherokee Advisory Committee to better engage...

8/28/2019

article Cherokee Nation prepares vote on its first congressional delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation is expected to endorse its first ever delegate to Congress when the tribal nation’s governing body meets on...
article Dealt-out, city looks to raise ante on Pope County casino
(Arkansas) -- After being left out of the negotiations for a proposed casino in Pope County, the Russellville City Council gathered Tuesday evening to strategize about...
article Hearing set in casino lawsuit
(Arkansas) -- The judicial system has begun to grind in the matter of a casino in Pope County. Circuit Judge William Pearson has set a hearing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in...
article Russellville city council discuss annexing proposed casino land
(Arkansas) -- The Russellville city council is now hoping to get a piece of the tax pie when a casino comes to the county. Talks of annexing the proposed casino site...
article Cherokee Nation prepares vote on its first congressional delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation is expected to endorse its first ever delegate to Congress when the tribal nation’s governing body meets on...
article Cherokee Nation nominates first delegate to Congress under terms of 1835 treaty
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation principal chief had an important announcement to make last week. Standing on a stage in the Cherokee capital, Chuck Hoskin Jr....

8/27/2019

article Cherokee Nation Seeks to Send First Delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- For Native American tribes, treaties with the United States government have often led to displacement, removal and outright erasure. But now, the...
article Cherokee tribe's first delegate to Congress also named Sequoyah Fellow
(Oklahoma) -- Northeastern State University’s College of Liberal Arts has announced Kim Teehee as its sixth Sequoyah Fellow. Teehee is a citizen of the Cherokee...

8/26/2019

article 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation was offered a seat in Congress. It just announced its chosen delegate.
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation principal chief had an important announcement to make last week. Standing on a stage in the Cherokee capital, Chuck Hoskin Jr....
article Cherokee Nation Is Coming to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- On Thursday, Cherokee Nation (CN) Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. held a press conference to officially announce his intention to exercise the...
article Cherokee Nation moves to appoint a delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation is taking a historic step to hold the federal government accountable by preparing to appoint a delegate to Congress. The tribe...
article Cherokee Nation Moves to Get Delegate in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- A tribal council is set to confirm Thursday a woman’s nomination to become the Cherokee Nation’s first congressional delegate, but it...
article The Cherokee Nation Nominated a Delegate to Congress as Stipulated in Treaties
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation announced last week that it has, for the first time in its history, nominated a delegate to the United States Congress in...
article Jerry Jones stirred the honey pot with his Arkansas casino plans
(Arkansas) -- When the idea of expanded gambling in Arkansas first made the news, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones almost immediately starting working out a way to have...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses Fight Pope County Lawsuit
(Arkansas) -- In light of a recently announced partnership between Cherokee Nation Businesses and the hospitality company Legends, the Oklahoma-based tribe announced...
article ‘We’ve got to let the past go’: Catawba Indian Nation Chief talks about the future
(South Carolina) -- Bill Harris has four more years to achieve his goals for the Catawba Indian Nation in Rock Hill. Those goals include improving the Nation’s...
article New Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Hoskin on KWON
(Oklahoma) -- He has been in office for less than a month and already Cherokee Nation's Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr is hitting the ground running. Chief Hoskin...
article Exit for latest Miss Cherokee ‘bittersweet’
(Oklahoma) -- Whitney Roach, representing the tribe as Miss Cherokee for the past 12 months, recalls “an amazing year full of growth.” “It’s been...

8/25/2019

article Cherokee Nation moves to appoint congressional delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation on Thursday announced it will appoint a delegate to Congress under the provisions of an 1835 treaty. Under the Treaty of New...
article Cherokee Nation wants a member of Congress, taking US up on 1835 promise
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation announced Thursday that it intends to appoint a delegate to the US House of Representatives, asserting for the first time a...
article Cherokees seek dismissal of suit; filing disputes Pope County casino foes’ assertion regarding ordinance
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses intervened in a lawsuit filed by an anti-casino group seeking to invalidate an endorsement issued last week by the Pope County...

8/24/2019

article Citing treaties, Cherokees call on Congress to seat delegate from tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- Citing two treaties, officials with the Cherokee Nation formally called on Congress on Thursday to seat a nonvoting delegate from the country’...
article Pope County Casino Application Process Re-opened Amid Lawsuits
(Arkansas) -- Earlier this week, the Arkansas Racing Commission reopened the application process for casino operators to develop a full-service casino in Pope County. A...
article Baker Gets New Role With Tribe
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Businesses Board of Directors has named former Principal Chief Bill John Baker to Executive Chairman at CNB, effective immediately. The...

8/23/2019

article CHEROKEE RIGHTS: Chief Hoskin says he'll pursue the Cherokee's constitutional right to a congressional delegate
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. reiterated his intention Thursday to assert treaty provisions with the United States that allow the tribe...
article Chief Hoskin announces the appointment of a Cherokee Nation delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced Thursday that the tribe is taking an historic initial step to enact the Cherokee Nation...
article Legends Casino turns in application to state for proposed Pope County facility
(Arkansas) -- A casino that’s hoping to open up shop in Pope County is moving forward with its plans. Legends Casino posted the following on its Facebook page on...

8/22/2019

article Cherokee chief says appointing delegate to Congress is 'historic first step'
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Thursday that the Oklahoma-based tribe expects Congress to fulfill treaty obligations and create a...
article Cherokee chief says journey to seat US delegate will be long
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation's plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, the first such attempt by a tribal nation, will take time as well as cooperation from...
article Cherokee Nation announces appointment of Teehee as delegate to congress
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced Thursday that the tribe is taking an historic initial step to enact the Cherokee Nation’s...
article Cherokee Nation Chief says tribal delegate in Congress is their right
(Oklahoma) -- A push to hold the United States accountable, the new Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. says allowing a Cherokee delegate in Congress is...
article Citing treaties, Cherokees call on Congress to seat delegate from tribe
(Oklahoma) -- Citing two treaties, officials with the Cherokee Nation formally called on Congress on Thursday to seat a nonvoting delegate from the country’s...
article Busy day on casino front includes rebid for license
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses reapplied Thursday for a casino license, three days after the state Racing Commission opened a 90-day window for accepting...
article USDA waiver expands CN Food Distribution to Bartlesville
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Cherokee Nation’s waiver request that allows the tribe to serve its citizens living in Bartlesville...

8/21/2019

article The Cherokee Nation Starts the Process for a Congressional Delegation: raceAhead
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation is making preparations to send a congressional delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. It would be the first-ever...
article Cherokee Nation officials sworn into office
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and eight councilors of the Council of the Cherokee Nation pledged...
article YIKES! Man brings knife into casino, says it was used in murder
(Oklahoma) -- A man was arrested after he caused a disturbance at the local casino by claiming he had a knife that was used in a murder. On Aug. 19, Cherokee County...

8/20/2019

article Cherokee Nation Sending First-Ever Delegate To Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation is appointing its first delegate to Congress. Two Native American tribes, the Cherokee and the Choctaw, are both granted the...
article AR Sports Betting May Expand With Casino Backed By Jerry Jones
(Arkansas) -- Jerry Jones, the outspoken owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is one step closer to having his hospitality company build a casino in Pope County, Arkansas. It...

8/19/2019

article Cherokee Nation readies for first-ever delegate to U.S. House, new chief says
(Washington D.C.) -- The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of...
article Cherokee Nation to assert treaty right to appoint nonvoting member of Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation intends to exercise 200-year-old treaty provisions that allow it to appoint a delegate to Congress, tribal officials confirmed...
article Cole says questions abound about Cherokee delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Cole predicted Monday that it will take a long time to resolve the Cherokee Nation’s claim that it has a treaty right to a...
article Crittenden nominated as first Cherokee Nation Veterans Affairs secretary
(Oklahoma) -- During a roundtable discussion with veterans of the armed forces at the Cherokee Nation’s Veterans Center, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. on Aug....

8/18/2019

article Country's Largest Tribal Nation Seeks Congressional Delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of...

8/17/2019

article Country's largest tribal nation seeks congressional delegate
(Oklahoma) -- The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives,...
article Baker Named Executive Chairman at Cherokee Nation Businesses, Garrett Promoted to Chief Executive Officer
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: The Cherokee Nation Businesses Board of Directors has...
article Country's largest tribal nation seeks congressional delegate
(Oklahoma) -- The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives,...
article Cherokee student among SPJ MOEy finalists
(Oklahoma) -- Five student journalists, including a Cherokee Nation citizen, have been chosen as finalists from more than 3,300 entries in The Society of Professional...

8/16/2019

article Gulfside casino appeal denied; application process to reopen
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission (ARC) denied the Gulfside Casino Partnership's appeal to reconsider its denial of an application to build a casino in...
article Jerry Jones may fulfill his wish to put a casino in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- When Arkansas voters agreed last year to allow gambling expansion in the state, one particular area stood out as being opposed to the idea. Pope County...
article Jilted Casino Bidder Gulfside Sues Arkansas Racing Commission Over Pope County License Rejection
(Arkansas) -- Gulfside Casino Partnership, which wants to build a casino in Pope County, Arkansas, is suing the state racing commission for rejecting its application for...
article Racing panel casino rebuff precedes suit
(Arkansas) -- A Mississippi casino operator sued the Arkansas Racing Commission on Thursday afternoon just after the commission refused to reconsider its decision to...
article Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Hoskin, Deputy Chief Warner, Tribal Councilors Sworn into Office
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and eight councilors of the Council of the Cherokee Nation pledged...
article Cherokee Nation seeks congressional delegate
(Oklahoma) -- The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives,...
article 2019-20 Little Cherokee Ambassadors crowned
(Oklahoma) -- The 2019-20 Little Cherokee Ambassadors were crowned on Aug. 10 in Tahlequah, kicking off the first official event of the 67th Cherokee National Holiday.

8/15/2019

article Racing Commission opens up Pope County casino license application
(Arkansas) -- Multiple lawsuits have been filed regarding the future of casinos in Pope County. This comes after the state’s Racing Commission met Thursday.
article Racing Commission puts Pope County casino bids back on roulette wheel
(Arkansas) -- The proposed $225 million Pope County casino parlay is back on again, so says the seven commissioners at the Arkansas Racing Commission.
article Mississippi-based casino company sues Arkansas Racing Commission over rejected application
(Arkansas) -- The casino situation in Pope County continued to develop Thursday with the filing of a lawsuit by a competitor whose application was rejected once again by...

8/14/2019

article Cherokees to build Arkansas' fourth casino east of Fort Smith
(Arkansas) -- Leaders in Pope County have endorsed a proposal from Cherokee Nation Businesses to build a casino and hotel complex in the county, which would become...
article Jerry Jones gets a step closer to building $225 million casino in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- The hospitality company founded by Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones is a step closer to opening one of the first full-service casinos in Arkansas.
article Pope County Votes To Bring Legends Resort & Casino To The Area
(Arkansas) -- The Pope County Quorum Court voted to bring the Legends Resort and Casino, Cherokee Nation Businesses, to the county on Tuesday evening.
article Hoskin New Cherokee Chief
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief-elect Bryan Warner and eight members of the Council of the Cherokee Nation...

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