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Cherokee Nation

article Tribe’s last monolingual Cherokee speaker dies
(4/24/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Mack Vann, the last monolingual Cherokee speaker, died on April 22 in Tahlequah at age 88.
article Chief candidates take part in Cherokee Phoenix debate
(4/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- With the general election more than a month away, Tribal Councilors Dick Lay and David Walkingstick as well as former Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr....
article Poultry houses, health care top CN chief debate
(4/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Poultry houses and health care were among the topics discussed on Tuesday, April 16 during a debate to see who will be the next leader of the Cherokee...
article Cherokee Nation tribal councilor tossed from ballot
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A Cherokee Nation at-large councilor has been disqualified from running for re-election June 1 after the tribe’s election commission deemed she had...
article Cherokee council member representing Tulsa metro disqualified from seeking 2nd term
(4/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Election Commission has disqualified a sitting Tribal Council member from seeking a second term. On Thursday morning, the Election...
article Cherokee Nation fights opioid misuse through education, prevention programs
(4/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health is making an impact on Cherokee families with programs that focus on education, prevention and medication-assisted...
article 2 female firefighters make history as volunteers on Cherokee Nation Fire Department
(4/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Two female firefighters are earning praise tonight as they help lead the Cherokee Nation Fire Department. It’s a dangerous job, especially with...
article CHIEF BAKER: Native students have a right to wear eagle feathers in Oklahoma at graduation
(4/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- High school graduation ceremonies across Oklahoma will soon take place. Graduation from high school is an especially significant occasion for Cherokee...
article Cherokee Nation chief candidates debate issues ranging from poultry houses to health care
(4/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Poultry houses and health care were among the topics discussed Tuesday night during a debate to see who will be the next leader of the Cherokee Nation. The...
article Faulty blood tests impact 300, CN health official says
(4/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Several hundred thyroid-related blood tests were rendered inaccurate by a third-party company, a Cherokee Nation health official said on April 15. Dr....
article Tribal Council OK's raises for some marshals
(4/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on Monday approved a modification to its 2019 operating budget, which includes pay raises for about half of the Cherokee...
article Tribal Council OK's raises for some marshals
(4/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on Monday approved a modification to its 2019 operating budget, which includes pay raises for about half of the Cherokee...
article Lay campaign for Principal Chief emphasizes a brighter future
(4/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Dick Lay hopes to be a steadying influence during rocky but optimistic times for the Cherokee Nation. He is one of multiple candidates competing for the...
article CHIEF BAKER: Making great strides in economic growth, development and diversification
(4/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Our tribal government is the sole owner, or shareholder, of Cherokee Nation Businesses. CNB is not just the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, but for all...
article Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation continues to grow our economy
(4/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Our tribal government is the sole owner, or shareholder, of Cherokee Nation Businesses. CNB is not just the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, but for all...
article Number of Cherokee language speakers declining
(4/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- When Anna Sixkiller was growing up in the Leach community, everyone around her spoke Cherokee at home, at work, at church. “I thought everybody lived...
article Cherokee Nation helps break ground on hotel next to new gaming facility
(4/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will soon be welcoming a hotel next to a forthcoming gaming facility in Oklahoma. A groundbreaking for the Tru by Hilton at Cherokee...
17 Total Articles on this Issue

Choctaw Nation

article Choctaw Nation’s resort to expand by 1,000 rooms
(4/24/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Construction has started on the Choctaw Nation's casino resort expansion, which will make it the state's largest casino in terms of hotel room...
article Kindred Spirits: When the Irish Starved, the Choctaw Tried to Feed Them (Podcast)
(4/12/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- As Ireland starved, help came from an unlikely place. How the Choctaw people came to the aid of strangers on an island thousands of miles away is the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Proposed bill would place Native American Day along preexisting holiday
(4/24/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A bill proposed to change the date of Native American Day in Oklahoma has advanced through the House. Senate Bill 111 would change Native American Day, now...
article Bill to move Native American Day to Columbus Day sent to governor
(4/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Legislation to move Oklahoma’s Native American Day to coincide with Columbus Day is headed to Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill presents an opportunity for...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chickasaw Nation

article Five Chickasaw citizens to be inducted into Hall of Fame
(4/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Five Chickasaw citizens will be honored with induction into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame today in a special ceremony at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Inclusion...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Cherokee Nation fights opioid misuse through education, prevention
(4/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health is hoping to end opioid misuse in Indian Country by helping Cherokee families with programs that focus on education,...
article Cherokee Nation takes steps against opioid abuse
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health is making an impact on Cherokee families with programs that focus on education, prevention and medication-assisted...
article Cherokee Nation fights opioid misuse through education and prevention
(4/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health is making an impact on Cherokee families with programs that focus on education, prevention and medication-assisted...
article Cherokee Nation fights opioid misuse through education, prevention programs
(4/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health is making an impact on Cherokee families with programs that focus on education, prevention and medication-assisted...
article Tribal lawsuit in opioid case awaits a decision
(4/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Lloyd B. Miller was introduced as one of the foremost experts on tribal self-governance when he spoke at the MCN Pain Management and Opioid Addiction...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article Where the buffalo roam: National Cowboy Museum exhibit celebrates the American bison
(4/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Hundreds of years after they thundered across the plains in vast herds, bison continue to roam through paintings and on license plates, in sculptures and...
1 Article on this Issue

Kiowa Tribe

article Kiowa culture goes digital
(4/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- For many years, Kiowa elder Dorothy Whitehorse DeLaune has worked with tribal members and Native Studies scholars to sustain the Kiowa language, culture,...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article Oklahoma City woman accused of 5-year-old grandson’s death at casino
(4/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma City woman has been charged with felony murder of a child after she allegedly left her 5-year-old grandson in a hot car for hours last summer...
article Sac N Fox Tribe opens new Bingo Hall
(4/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Sac N Fox Tribe celebrated the grand opening of its new Bingo Hall on Sunday with a ribbon cutting and other festivities. The decision to bring bingo...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Caddo Nation

article Tribal members unite to heal, celebrate
(4/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Caddo Nation gathered at the Sam Noble museum Saturday for the annual Caddo Festival, a celebration of their history, art, dances, songs and...
1 Article on this Issue

Comanche Nation

article Comanche Casino to host 'Office' star Leslie Baker on Pretzel Day
(4/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Fans of the hit show 'The Office' know April 26 as National Pretzel Day, and to celebrate, Comanche Red River hotel and Casino invited a star from...
article Comanche Casino to host 'Office' star Leslie Baker on Pretzel Day
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Fans of the hit show 'The Office' know April 26 as National Pretzel Day, and to celebrate, Comanche Red River hotel and Casino invited a star from...
article Comanche Nation Casino food drive benefits Salvation Army food program
(4/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Comanche Nation Casino has become a friend indeed to the local Salvation Army in need. Since April 2, the casino, 402 SE Interstate Drive, has had an...
article Analysis: Comanche v. Chickasaw at the High Court
(4/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has rebuffed the arguments of the Comanche, a western Oklahoma tribe, in the case of “Comanche v....
article Comanche Nation sets general council
(4/14/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Comanche general council will joint together for its annual meeting to nominate officers and discuss the proposed 2019-2020 Fiscal Year budget.
5 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article #MMIW, #MeToo art show at NSU honors women, survivors
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- In conjunction with Northeastern State University’s 47th annual Symposium on the American Indian to “Celebrate Indigenous Women,” the...
1 Article on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Remember the Ladies: Ethnologist of Tribal History
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Alice Lee Marriott came to Muskogee at age 20 looking for a job. It was 1930 and the beginning of the Great Depression. She had been born in the Chicago...
article Photo gallery: Foreigner performs at the River Spirit's Paradise Cove
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Foreigner performs at River Spirit Hotel and Casino’s Paradise Cove on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
article Bill introduced in Congress aims sanctions on MCN
(4/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band Inc (MCIFB) strategy for obtaining their MCN citizenship has shifted beyond obtaining a court order as they...
article Will the real ambassadors please stand up?
(4/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Legislation creating an ambassador position for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation was passed during the December 2018 National Council meeting. The language for...
article MCN Chief meets with special task force
(4/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd met with members of the Presidential Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in Indian Health...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article CHIEF BAKER: Native students have the right to wear eagle feathers at graduation
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- High school graduation ceremonies across Oklahoma will soon take place. Graduation from high school is an especially significant occasion for Cherokee...
1 Article on this Issue

United Keetoowah Band

article Bacone chartered as tribal college by UKB
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Bacone College has been chartered as a tribal college by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma, according to a joint announcement from...
article United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians agrees to charter Bacone College
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Bacone College and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma representatives will convene April 18 at 3 p.m. at Benjamin Wacoche Hall in a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hiring for new expansion
(4/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino needs people to staff new positions that will come with their expansion. Recently, the Cherokee Nation added a new country...
article Career fair scheduled Wednesday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
(4/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is hosting a career fair from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The event is open to the public and will be held in the Grand...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Renovated Red Oak Steakhouse combines Quapaw projects
(4/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- From meat production to greenhouse produce to cultivated honey, the Quapaw Nation's various local farm and ranch operations will all be combined and...
1 Article on this Issue

Health Care

article Doctor discusses Native health care changes
(4/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Although Dr. Phil Smith has dedicated his life to medicine, his early care was provided by women who were not medical professionals - at least, in the...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article School Won't Allow Teen to Wear Native American Regalia to Graduation
(4/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma high school student is disappointed that his school won't allow him to wear regalia honoring his Native American heritage to graduation....
article Mahota Textiles takes spot in First American Art Magazine's list of top art events
(4/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Since its launch in October 2018, Mahota Textiles has already made waves in the Native American art world. The First American Art Magazine named the...
article Oklahoma One of the Most Gambling Addicted States
(4/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Americans lose over $100-billion dollars a year gambling, and Oklahoma has its share of adults with gambling disorders. A new WalletHub study shows the...
article High school forbids senior from wearing his Native American garb to graduation
(4/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Like many high school seniors, Tvli Birdshead is excited to graduate this spring. But the 18-year-old has mixed feelings about the upcoming ceremony. The...
article High school forbids senior from wearing his Native American garb to graduation
(4/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Like many high school seniors, Tvli Birdshead is excited to graduate this spring. But the 18-year-old has mixed feelings about the upcoming ceremony. The...
article Native American student to challenge policy that bans traditional garb at graduation
(4/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A student in Oklahoma is reportedly planning to challenge a policy at his high school that prevents him from wearing traditional Native American garb to...
article Afton native representing region, indigenous youths at United Nations Forum in New York
(4/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- James Walkingstick, 20, of Afton, a second-year Harvard University student, will be representing Northeast Oklahoma in a big way at the United Nations...
article Owasso’s Hunter Hotulke selected to join Native American Journalism Fellowship class of 2019
(4/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Hunter Hotulke, a Rogers State University communications junior from Owasso, was selected to join the Native American Journalism Fellowship class of 2019.
article Man Accused Of Murdering Ex-Wife, Mother Of 5 In Custer County
(4/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- OSBI agents have arrested Brandon Benevento on a complaint of first-degree murder. Investigators said on Saturday, April 20, Benevento shot his ex-wife at...
article Making 'the patient the quarterback': Tribes advancing health outcomes with obesity, diabetes
(4/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal health services in Oklahoma cover virtually everything a patient might need, including some of the most dangerous conditions — obesity and...
article Ada City Schools receives Luminous Eagle Award
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Ada City Schools was recently honored for taking steps to help American Indian students succeed in the classroom. The district won the first-ever National...
article Ada City Schools receives Luminous Eagle Award
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Ada City Schools was recently honored for taking steps to help American Indian students succeed in the classroom. The district won the first-ever National...
article Country music icon to play casinos
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- For almost 40 years, country singer John Anderson has been a staple of country radio, with numerous hit songs that continue to be played in heavy rotation...
article Oklahoma woman accused of 5-year-old child's death at casino
(4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A 50-year-old Oklahoma woman has been charged in her 5-year-old grandson’s death last year while left in a hot car for hours while she was in a...
article Wood announces candidacy for Principal Chief
(4/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Justin Freeland Wood is seeking to become the Principal Chief of the Sac and Fox Nation. He is the son of Freeland and Shirley Wood, grandson of the late...
article Revival efforts to save minority languages
(4/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Some of the languages of our ancestors have become extinct and efforts are underway to save minority languages still in existence. Many of those languages...
article Tribal lawsuit in opioid case awaits a decision
(4/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Lloyd B. Miller was introduced as one of the foremost experts on tribal self-governance when he spoke at the MCN Pain Management and Opioid Addiction...
article 'It Has Been A Long Journey': American Indian Cultural Center Construction Resumes
(4/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- It's been a long, long time coming but construction has finally resumed on the American Indian Cultural Center. Work on the museum came to halt seven...
article Lighthorse Police Return After Helping South Dakota Flood, Snow Victims
(4/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- After almost a week in South Dakota, officers with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Police Department are back in Oklahoma.
article 'Always put your language first'
(4/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Erin Griffin's greatest joy is hearing students speak Dakota to each other as she walks through the halls at Sisseton Wahpeton College. When she joined...

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