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Cherokee Nation announces $16 million investment in native language preservation

The Cherokee Nation announced on Friday the largest language investment in the tribe’s history. The Durbin Feeling Cherokee Language Preservation Act would provide $16 million for a new language center, ongoing programming and a new Cabinet position within the tribal government’s administration, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Friday at a celebration of Cherokee language speakers.

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4/7/2020

article Cherokee Nation distributes food packages to 4,000 Cherokees during COVID-19 pandemic
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has distributed more than 1,500 food packages to help more than 4,000 elderly and disabled Cherokees have plenty of food as they stay...

4/6/2020

article Cherokees relish newfound respect despite threats
(Oklahoma) -- In the early spring of 2018, Joe Byrd found a seat on the airport shuttle headed to Tulsa International Airport, and over the radio heard a familiar, yet...
article Cherokees relish newfound respect despite threats
(Oklahoma) -- In the early spring of 2018, Joe Byrd found a seat on the airport shuttle headed to Tulsa International Airport, and over the radio heard a familiar, yet...

4/5/2020

article Mayors, JPs call to license casino
(Arkansas) -- The Pope County Quorum Court and five of the county's six municipalities are drafting resolutions and letters urging the state Racing Commission to...

3/28/2020

article Hoskin declares state of emergency in Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- With many levels of government applying measures against the COVID-19 threat, a state of emergency for the Cherokee Nation was declared and signed on March...

3/27/2020

article Cherokee Nation Businesses temporarily closes operations
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses officials decided in mid-March to suspend several operations, which includes casinos, hotels, museums and retail to help protect...
article CNB awaits Arkansas casino court ruling postponed by COVID-19
(Arkansas) -- Plans to build a resort and casino in Pope County appear headed for another delay for Cherokee Nation Businesses, as a March 30 hearing involving a lawsuit...

3/26/2020

article Closed Cherokee Nation casinos donate to communities
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation leaders acted fast in mid-March to provide perishable food from three temporarily closed Cherokee casinos to community groups who...

3/25/2020

article CHIEF HOSKINS: How Cherokee Nation is taking on COVID-19
(Oklahoma) -- The dangerous COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the world, and now it has officially reached Cherokee Nation. A Cherokee citizen in Tulsa County...

3/24/2020

article Cherokee Nation makes temporary changes to its services
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has made necessary changes, per tribal and Centers for Disease Control guidelines, amid the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of...
article Cherokee Nation: Tribal member tests positive for COVID-19
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders with the Cherokee Nation say a member of the tribe has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials with the Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation...
article CHIEF HOSKINS: Safety and health are priority for Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Just a short time ago, I and most Cherokees were focused on the plans and activities of everyday life. We could take so much for granted as we enjoyed...
article The Cherokee story of preserving an endangered culture
(Oklahoma) -- In the early spring of 2018, former Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Joe Byrd found a seat on the airport shuttle headed to Tulsa International Airport and...

3/23/2020

article Cherokee Nation suspends casino, hotel operations
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief Bryan Warner, and Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Chuck Garrett, have continued to monitor...

3/22/2020

article CHIEF HOSKINS: Safety and Health are Priority for Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Just a short time ago, I and most Cherokees were focused on the plans and activities of everyday life. We could take so much for granted as we enjoyed...

3/20/2020

press release Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr (Oklahoma)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr offered the following statement in response to the passing of Merle Dry, a 55-year-old Cherokee citizen who...
article New data and a Cherokee Nation death
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma have confirmed the first COVID-19 related death, according to the Cherokee Phoenix. A 55-year-old Cherokee man died on...

3/19/2020

article Cherokee Man is First American Indian to Die from Coronavirus
(Oklahoma) -- Indian Country had its first casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic when a Cherokee tribal citizen passed away on Wednesday from the virus. The Cherokee Phoenix...
article Cherokee Man is Thought to Be First in Oklahoma to Die from Coronavirus
(Oklahoma) -- Indian Country appears to have one of its first casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic when a Cherokee tribal citizen passed away on Wednesday from the virus.
article Chief Chat: Safety, health are priority for Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Just a short time ago, I and most Cherokees were focused on the plans and activities of everyday life. We could take so much for granted as we enjoyed...

3/18/2020

article Cherokee Nation suspends casino, hotel operations
(Oklahoma) -- Operations at Cherokee Nation Entertainment casinos and hotels, including the Cherokee Casino and Hotel in West Siloam Springs, Okla., are suspended until...
article Claremore casino operations temporarily closed; racing remains open without spectators
(Oklahoma) -- All gaming operations inside Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs has been temporarily suspended by casino management from March 16 through March 31 amid...

3/17/2020

article Cherokee Nation closing casinos and hotels through March
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced it's closing all of the tribe's casinos and hotels, including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, at midnight...
article Cherokee Nation takes additional steps amid coronavirus threat
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation on March 17 rolled out new medical-related protocols, announced limited access into the Tribal Complex and asked employees 65 and older...

3/16/2020

article Cherokee Nation suspends casino, hotel operations
(Oklahoma) -- Although tribal leaders say that there have been no reports of a positive coronavirus case on any Cherokee Nation properties, they are taking precautions....
article 2 Cherokee Nation programs semifinalists for Honoring Nations award
(Massachusetts) -- Two Cherokee Nation programs have been named semifinalists for the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development’s 2020 Honoring...

3/15/2020

article CHIEF HOSKIN: Why Cherokee Nation invests in public schools
(Oklahoma) -- At Cherokee Nation, we recently renewed a commitment to a great cause and a great tradition: public education in Oklahoma. Our tribe distributed more than...

3/14/2020

article Chief Chat: Why Cherokee Nation invests in public schools
(Oklahoma) -- At Cherokee Nation, we recently renewed a commitment to a great cause and a great tradition: public education in Oklahoma. Our tribe distributed more than...

3/13/2020

article Cancellations, safety precautions rise in Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- From Tribal Council meetings to youth gatherings, many Cherokee Nation events have been cancelled or delayed as leaders focus on preventing the spread of...
article Diabetes is third-leading killer of Cherokee Nation citizens
(Oklahoma) -- When it comes to health risks in the Cherokee Nation, among the most serious is diabetes, particularly the type 2 variety that typically develops later in...

3/10/2020

article Cherokee Nation contributes record $6M to 108 school districts
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation contributed more than $6 million to 108 school districts during the tribe’s annual Public School Appreciation Day Thursday. This...

3/9/2020

article Cherokee Nation Businesses launches Cherokee Federal
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses is rolling out a rebrand of its diversified businesses. Monday, CNB announced a new name, logos, website and social media...
article Snell provides general dentistry at private practice
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Jerry Snell II has known since graduating high school that he wanted to practice dentistry and have his own business. After...

3/6/2020

article Cherokee Nation announces record contribution of $6M to 108 Oklahoma school districts
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation on Thursday announced a record-breaking contribution of more than $6 million to 108 school districts in Oklahoma during the tribe...

3/5/2020

article Cherokee Nation awards $6 million to local school districts, challenges Oklahoma to follow its lead
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. urged Oklahoma to put its money where its mouth is moments before his tribe donated over $6 million to 108...
article Sale of tribal car tags provides nearly $583K boost to Rogers County schools
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation contributed more than $6 million to 108 school districts during the tribe’s annual Public School Appreciation Day Thursday. This...
article CHIEF HOSKIN: Calling on all Cherokees to be counted in 2020 Census
(Oklahoma) -- It's hard to believe 10 years have already passed, but this month, U.S. Census postcards will show up in mailboxes across Cherokee Nation and the...
article HISTORY: 1985: Wilma Mankiller
(Oklahoma) -- In 1985, Wilma Mankiller paved the way for female leadership in America when she became the first woman to be Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, the...

3/4/2020

article Racing Commission delays casino permit consideration
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission today tabled consideration of the Cherokee Nation’s request for a casino permit in Pope County until a decision is...
article State to await ruling before deciding Pope County casino license
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission will wait for the courts to have their say before deciding whether Cherokee Nation Businesses should be considered for a...
article Cherokee Nation breaks ground on expansion of Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation broke ground Tuesday at the Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center for an 80,000-square-foot expansion to modernize the facility originally built...

3/3/2020

article Cherokee Nation to award more than $6 million to northeast Oklahoma school districts
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation will distribute more than $6 million to 108 northeast Oklahoma school districts Thursday, March 5, during the tribe’s annual Public...
article Cherokee Nation to disburse more than $6M to NE Oklahoma schools
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials will distribute more than $6 million to 108 northeast Oklahoma school districts at 11 a.m. on March 5 during the tribe’s...
article Cherokee Nation breaks ground on expansion of Stilwell health center
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation broke ground Tuesday at the Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center for an 80,000-square-foot expansion to modernize the facility originally...

2/27/2020

article Cherokee Nation chief cites 'friendships more powerful than any disagreement' as tribe honored in Oklahoma House
(Oklahoma) -- The state Legislature on Wednesday recognized the contributions of the Cherokee Nation. The Senate offered the tribe a citation by Senate President Pro Tem...
article CHIEF HOSKINS: Cherokee Youth Summit builds leadership
(Oklahoma) -- There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about what our work means for the next seven generations. What we do today will not only affect my...

2/25/2020

article Cherokee journalist brings Native issues to national stage
(Oklahoma) -- Rebecca Nagle, a Cherokee Nation citizen and freelance journalist, is preparing for her next writing project since recently becoming a 2020 American Mosaic...

2/24/2020

article The Cherokee Nation once fought to disenroll Gov. Kevin Stitt’s ancestors
(Oklahoma) -- Last week, High Country News and The New York Times jointly reported a story on the ongoing battle between Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, R, and tribes in the...

2/23/2020

article Cherokee Casino to host career fair
(Oklahoma) -- Casino executives are planning to host a career fair for Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs and Cherokee Casino Grove from 2 to 5 p.m. on...
article CN Health Services implements employee reorganization structure
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. has named Dr. R. Stephen Jones, of Tahlequah, as executive director of Health Services. The promotion of...

2/21/2020

article Cherokee leaders gave birth to Native American journalism
(Oklahoma) -- The birth of Native American journalism happened on Feb. 21, 1828, near the junction of the Coosawattee and Conasauga rivers in what is now the...

2/20/2020

article Chief: U.S. 'on the hook' to seat delegate
(Oklahoma) -- During a Lunch and Learn gathering hosted by the Cherokee Nation Thursday, Feb. 20, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. discussed the tribe’s mission to...
article CN Health Services implements employee reorganization structure; Jones to direct
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. has named Dr. R. Stephen Jones, of Tahlequah, as executive director of Health Services. The promotion of...

2/18/2020

article Luttrell, Walke to co-chair House Native American Caucus
(Oklahoma) -- Two Cherokee Nation citizens have been named co-chairs of the Oklahoma House of Representatives’ Native American Caucus. During the group’s...

2/16/2020

article The newest Navy ship named after Cherokee Nation
(Louisiana) -- The Keel of the Navy's latest ship named after the Cherokee Nation has been laid at the Gulf Island Ship yards in Louisiana. The ship is part of the...

2/15/2020

article Russellville casino study shows $3B economic impact
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses released findings this week that indicate a potential economic impact of more than $3.15 billion over 10 years for the Cherokee...
article Cherokee Nation First U.S. Tribe to be Invited to Preserve Their Heirloom Species in Global Seed Vault
(Oklahoma) -- With close to 1 million samples from nearly every country on earth, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the remote Svalbard Island, between Norway and the...
article Cherokee Nation among leaders honored by Leadership Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Leadership Oklahoma will present the Cherokee Nation and three other entities with awards for leadership at its annual Excellence in Leadership Gala at The...
article Cherokee Nation donates equipment to area entities
(Oklahoma) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation unanimously authorized the donation of surplus equipment to several entities during the legislative body's February...
article Chief Chat: Cherokee Nation Film Office: One year and going strong
(Oklahoma) -- When we first made the leap of opening the Cherokee Nation Film Office, we often heard, "Why should Cherokee Nation get involved in this?" To...

2/14/2020

article Cherokee Nation awards Collinsville veteran with Medal of Patriotism
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored two veterans with the Medal of Patriotism at its Tribal Council meeting on Feb. 10. Each month, the Cherokee Nation observes...

2/13/2020

article Keel Laid for Future USNS Cherokee Nation
(Louisiana) -- A keel laying ceremony was held Feb. 12 for the future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7), the second ship of the Navy's Navajo class of Towing, Salvage,...

2/12/2020

article Cherokee Nation first tribe in U.S. to send heirloom seeds to global seed vault in Norway
(Norway) -- The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the United States to receive an invitation to deposit its traditional heirloom seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed...

2/11/2020

article Stilwell not ‘death capital’ after all, CN leaders told
(Oklahoma) -- Dubbed by Oklahoma leaders as the Strawberry Capital of the World in 1949, Stilwell is no longer the “death capital” of the country as...

2/10/2020

article Gulfside Casino Partnership asks court to rule on its Arkansas lawsuit
(Arkansas) -- With Cherokee Nation Businesses awaiting movement on its request to site a resort and casino in Pope County, a competing interest has asked a Pulaski...
article Tribal Council OKs appointments, discusses ship named after CN
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council during a meeting Monday approved two renominations to the CN Tax Commission and a variety of donations, and authorized...
article Cherokee activist, journalist Rebecca Nagle speaks at Berkeley Forum event
(California) -- Cherokee activist and award-winning writer Rebecca Nagle spoke about the issues relating to Native American representation and narrative-building in...

2/8/2020

article "This is history in the making": Cherokee Nation becomes first U.S. tribe to preserve culturally important seeds in Arctic "doomsday" vault
(Norway) -- For more than a decade, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault — also known as the "doomsday" vault — has collected and maintained the world...

1/31/2020

article With televised lessons, Oklahoma station helps to keep fading Cherokee language alive
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma public TV station is collaborating with the Cherokee Nation to produce the first-ever televised course for learning the Cherokee language.

1/30/2020

article Oklahoma tribes take casino gaming to Arkansas
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Native American tribes are not waiting to settle the dispute in Oklahoma, before they expand out of the state. “I think it reflects how...
article Cherokee Nation chief speaks at OSU on tribal issues
(Oklahoma) -- The Center for Sovereign Nations at Oklahoma State University was created in 2015 to help provide more resources and services to students who are citizens...
article Cherokee Chief visits library for showing of movie
(Oklahoma) -- Former Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller grew up in one of the poorest counties in the United States. But poverty, being Cherokee and a woman did not stop her...

1/24/2020

article Cherokee Nation to disperse rare heirloom seeds beginning Feb. 3
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will begin dispersing its limited supply of heirloom seeds Feb. 3 to tribal citizens who are interested in growing traditional Cherokee...

1/23/2020

article Cherokee Nation to study hemp, cannabis industries in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is creating a work group to study the burgeoning hemp and cannabis industries in Oklahoma. The Tahlequah-based Native American tribe,...
article Cherokee Nation Will No Longer Demand THC Abstinence From Employees
(Oklahoma) -- “Landscapes are changing, and the Cherokee Nation needed to modernize its HR policies to reflect those changes,” said Principal Chief Chuck...

1/18/2020

article Book talk examines nationhood in early 20th century Cherokee writing
(Oklahoma) -- N -- Kirby Brown will be the second faculty member featured in the upcoming UO Authors, Book Talkson Feb. 12. A citizen of the Cherokee nation and...

1/17/2020

article Cherokee Nation submits 3rd application for a Pope County casino license
(Arkansas) -- Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen said his temporary restraining order doesn't bar the Racing Commission from taking applications based on...

1/15/2020

article Cherokee Nation Businesses reapply for a Pope Co. casino license
(Arkansas) -- The Cherokee Nation Businesses resubmitted an application for a Pope County casino license on Wednesday. CNB is now submitting their initial application -...
article Cherokees try again on Pope County casino license application
(Arkansas) -- The Cherokee tribe today again submitted an application to the state Racing Commission for a casino license in Pope County. The proposal, for a $225...
article Cherokee Nation honors Collinsville veteran, his two brothers with Medal of Patriotism
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored four veterans, three of them brothers, with the Medal of Patriotism at the January Tribal Council meeting on Monday.

1/14/2020

article Cherokee Nation drives more than $2 billion into Oklahoma economy
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation injected nearly $2.2 billion into the Oklahoma economy last year. New research shows the tribe and its businesses continue to expand their...

1/13/2020

article Cherokee Nation forging ahead on gaming with new Arkansas deal
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed a resolution Monday requesting a joint venture between Cherokee Nation Education Services and the Bureau of...
article Cherokee Nation experiencing Tramadol shortage
(Oklahoma) -- During the Jan. 13 meeting of the Tribal Council’s Health Committee, councilors were told of a medication shortage that could have far-reaching...
article OP/ED: Cherokee Nation increases effort to save historical sites in northeast Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Across Cherokee Nation are places rich in Cherokee history. Whether it is a refreshing spring that supplied Cherokee families with life-sustaining water, a...
article OP/ED: Why Are We Still Arguing Over the Legacy of Cherokee ‘Outlaw’ Ned Christie?
(Oklahoma) -- On the spring evening in 1887 that he arrived in Tahlequah, the capital of the Cherokee Nation, U.S. Deputy Marshal Dan Maples was fatally shot in the...

1/11/2020

article Chief Chat: Cherokee Nation increases effort to save historical sites in northeast Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Across Cherokee Nation are places rich in Cherokee history. Whether it is a refreshing spring that supplied Cherokee families with life-sustaining water, a...
article RSU to broadcast Cherokee language course for beginners
(Oklahoma) -- Roger State University’s public TV station will begin broadcasting a Cherokee language educational program Monday, the first televised language...

1/10/2020

article Deere seeks support to protect unmarked graves
(Oklahoma) -- A tribal councilor has proposed creating a new program aimed at preserving unmarked Cherokee graves. Dist. 13 Tribal Councilor Joe Deere opened the...

1/9/2020

article The fight for Pope County casino license continues
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation and Gulfside Casino Partnership have been battling it out for a license to build a casino in Pope County. Since the beginning of the new...

1/8/2020

article Cherokees file to pull out stops on casino
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses, one of the applicants seeking to build a casino in Pope County, was busy this week trying to clear obstacles in the award of a...
article Cherokee Nation opens Career Services Muskogee field office
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Career Services celebrated the opening of a field office on Dec. 13 to better accommodate clients in Muskogee County and...

1/7/2020

article Decision on CNB Arkansas gaming license still in limbo
(Arkansas) -- After a court decision forced the cancellation of an Arkansas Racing Commission meeting, Cherokee Nation Businesses is still awaiting the results of legal...
article Cherokee Nation increases effort to save historical sites in northeast Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Across Cherokee Nation are places rich in Cherokee history. Whether it is a refreshing spring that supplied Cherokee families with life-sustaining water, a...

1/5/2020

article CN gives nearly $30K to domestic violence, child abuse programs
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials on Dec. 30 donated nearly $30,000 to domestic violence and child abuse advocacy programs serving communities in the Rogers,...

1/4/2020

article People to Watch: Chuck Hoskin Jr. finds experience counts in leading Cherokees
(Oklahoma) -- Chuck Hoskin Jr. is new to the job of principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, but he is not new to government, tribal or otherwise. Hoskin succeeded term-...
article Can't grant casino license, state told
(Arkansas) -- A Pulaski County circuit judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday barring the state Racing Commission from issuing a license for a casino in Pope...

1/3/2020

article Judge issues temporary restraining order, preventing issue of casino license in Pope County
(Arkansas) -- A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the Arkansas Racing Commission that prevents it from issuing a casino license in Pope County to...
article Cherokee Nation contributes $30K to domestic violence, child abuse programs
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation recently donated nearly $30,000 to domestic violence and child abuse advocacy programs serving communities in the Rogers, Nowata, Mayes and...
article Family tree grows for Cherokee who won research service
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Faye Askew was familiar with her family tree dating back several generations, but was fascinated to learn where some branches led...

1/2/2020

article Application period for casino licenses invalid, judge finds
(Arkansas) -- The second window opened by the state Racing Commission to accept applications for a Pope County casino license is invalid because it contradicts adopted...
article Cherokee Nation contributes nearly $30,000 to domestic violence, child abuse programs
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation recently donated nearly $30,000 to domestic violence and child abuse advocacy programs serving communities in the Rogers, Nowata, Mayes and...

12/31/2019

article Cherokee Nation, Stitt agree to hunting and fishing compact extension
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma Gov Kevin Stitt have been at odds regarding the gaming compact between the state and Native American tribes; however, the...

12/30/2019

article BLOG: Add another legal action to Pope County casino fight
(Arkansas) -- The citizens group that opposes a casino in Pope County filed a new legal action Friday afternoon in circuit court in Little Rock seeking an injunction...
article High court rejects call to step into casino case
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court will not bar the Racing Commission from issuing a Pope County casino license, nor will it force a Pulaski County circuit judge...

12/29/2019

article Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. talks business, language and Freedmen
(Oklahoma) -- In August, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. took his oath of office to lead the largest federally recognized tribe in the United States....

12/23/2019

article Natural Resources secretary says CN awaits fishing/hunting compact response
(Oklahoma) -- As expiration looms, many Cherokee Nation citizens who enjoy the pursuit of fish and game are waiting to hear from the state about a possible extension of...

12/20/2019

article Tribal Council OKs historic registry act
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders on Dec. 16 approved legislation designed to save sites of significance to the Cherokee Nation. In unanimous vote, legislators established...

12/19/2019

article Cherokee Nation, state, federal leaders celebrate water treatment plant completion
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation leaders joined local, state and federal representatives Wednesday to celebrate completion of the new Delaware County Water Treatment Plant...

12/17/2019

article Cherokee Nation Pledges $50K to United Way
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation and its businesses presented a $50,000 check to the Tulsa Area United Way to help kick off the agency’s 2020 campaign.

12/16/2019

article Arkansas: Pope County casino land to be voluntarily annexed into Russellville city
(Arkansas) -- Land earmarked for a casino in Pope County will be voluntarily annexed into Russellville, giving the city the largest split of gambling revenue, if...
article Partnerships with Cherokee Nation, Tribes are Key to Oklahoma’s Bright Future
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma is arguably the most distinctive state in the Union. It is the home of four million people, a place of great beauty and abundant natural resources.

12/14/2019

article This Cherokee congressman is for Trump – and Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- Last April, on the day the country was eagerly anticipating the release of the Mueller report, a small group of seniors in rural southeast Oklahoma...
article Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Hoskin: Partnerships with Cherokee Nation, tribes are key to Oklahoma’s bright future
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma is arguably the most distinctive state in the Union. It is the home of 4 million people, a place of great beauty and abundant natural resources....

12/13/2019

article Cherokee chief wraps up ambitious first 100 days
(Oklahoma) -- Since he took office a little over 100 days ago, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. has rolled out several initiatives, advanced projects of...
article Casino license splits county, city over issue
(Arkansas) -- Land earmarked for a casino in Pope County will be voluntarily annexed into Russellville, giving the city the largest split of gambling revenue, if...

12/11/2019

article Mississippi casino operator makes its case for Pope County permit
(Arkansas) -- Though it’s not yet clear when Circuit Judge Tim Fox will ever hear the lawsuit by Gulfside Casino Partnership claiming it has a valid application to...

12/10/2019

article 7 Cherokees honored at inaugural Seven Feathers gala
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Phoenix held its inaugural Seven Feathers Award Gala on Nov. 23 to honor Cherokees making a difference in their communities. The winners...

12/8/2019

article 'It is irreplaceable:' Cherokee chief invested in saving tribe's language
(Oklahoma) -- Chuck Hoskin Jr. took a class in Cherokee during his undergrad days at the University of Oklahoma, where the first book he opened was a dictionary compiled...

12/7/2019

article Casino bickering continues in Pope County
(Arkansas) -- The wrangling in Pope County over casino gambling continues in various courts. The major issue is the effort by Gulfside Casino Partnership to get Pulaski...
article Cherokee Speakers Bureau to meet Dec. 12
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Speakers Bureau will be held Thursday Dec. 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. We will meet in the Community Ballroom that is located behind the...

12/6/2019

article WCU graduate student working to translate Cherokee language from native newspaper
(North Carolina) -- Constance Owl’s master’s degree thesis is more than a means to a graduate degree in American history. It’s a portal to...

12/4/2019

article Cherokee Nation Businesses among 2 interests seeking Ark. casino license
(Arkansas) -- In the wake of local scuttlebutt that suggested two levels of government may be taking different paths on establishing a casino, the Russellville City...
article Group appeals casino decision
(Arkansas) -- An anti-casino group is appealing to the state Supreme Court a circuit court judge's decision to declare unconstitutional an initiated Pope County...

12/3/2019

article Mama June looks dishevelled as she gambles in a casino with crack cocaine arrest boyfriend Geno
(Alabama) -- Mama June looked dishevelled as she gambled in a casino with her crack cocaine arrest boyfriend Geno Doak. The pair were arrested in their home state of...

12/1/2019

article Overall: Cherokee Nation wants to create its own National Register of Historic Places
(Oklahoma) -- Twenty-four years before Oklahoma statehood, the Cherokee Nation allocated $9,000 to build a set of nine courthouses spread across northeastern Indian...

11/29/2019

article 'The land beside the water': Cherokee history in SC's Golden Corner
(South Carolina) -- In Oconee County, State 11 cuts through the rolling, immense foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Marked by sheer rock faces, towering trees and a...

11/28/2019

article CN honors top Indian-owned businesses
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses, including one from Tahlequah during the annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards...
article Cherokee chief proposes Historic Registry Act
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced Tuesday the Cherokee Nation Historic Registry Act, proposed legislation that will provide a...
article Tribe’s Historic Registry Act proposed at remaining tribal courthouse
(Oklahoma) -- Inside the restored Saline District courthouse in Delaware County, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced the Cherokee Nation Historic...

11/27/2019

article Russellville City backs Cherokee Nation, clears way for a new casino
(Arkansas) -- With county officials looking on from the audience, the Russellville City Council on Thursday passed a resolution welcoming casino operator Cherokee Nation...
article Tribe’s Historic Registry Act proposed at remaining tribal courthouse
(Oklahoma) -- Inside the restored Saline District courthouse in Delaware County, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced the Cherokee Nation Historic...

11/26/2019

article Pope County JPs cleared of ethics complaints in casino vote
(Arkansas) -- The state Ethics Commission last week cleared three members of the Pope County Quorum Court who’d been named in ethics complaints for supporting a...
article Tribal Council approves more funding to teach Cherokee history, culture in area schools
(Oklahoma) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation on Tuesday, November 12 met to approve legislation that will provide additional funding opportunities for educators in...
article Guard member's values influenced by Cherokee heritage
(Ohio) -- Ani-Yvwiya, a Cherokee word for the name of their tribe, translates as "the Real People." This might be read as genuine, authentic, true. Real People...
article China affects Macau gaming revenue and could do the same in Europe
(Macau) -- In certain ways, China has had a big impact on Macau’s gambling revenue. While it hasn’t been intentional, the trade war with the U.S., protests in Hong Kong...

11/25/2019

article Cherokees honor native-owned businesses
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses during the tribe’s annual Tribal Employment Rights Office Certified Indian Owned...

11/24/2019

article Cherokee Nation honors top Indian-owned businesses of 2019
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses during the tribe’s annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards Banquet Nov. 21...

11/22/2019

article Cherokee Nation's 'Osiyo' documentaries featured at native festival in Los Angeles
(California) -- Two short documentaries from the Cherokee Nation’s Emmy award-winning series, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” have been named...
article Cherokee Nation's 'Osiyo' documentaries featured at Native festival in Los Angeles
(Hollywood) -- Two short documentaries from the Cherokee Nation’s Emmy award-winning series, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” have been named...

11/21/2019

article Chief Hoskin discusses his first 100 days in office
(Oklahoma) -- When Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. prepared for office in August, he said he would prioritize a set of initiatives in his first 100 days. Among those...
article CNB frontrunner for Russellville-area casino
(Arkansas) -- As expected by those associated with the process, no further applications to build a casino in Pope County were received by the Nov. 18 deadline, leaving...
article Russellville resolution welcomes casino
(Arkansas) -- With county officials looking on from the audience, the Russellville City Council on Thursday passed a resolution welcoming casino operator Cherokee Nation...

11/20/2019

article Cherokee Nation one of state’s biggest economic drivers
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation injected nearly $2.2 billion into the Oklahoma economy last year. New research shows the tribe and its businesses continue to expand their...
article Pope County casino plans remain in limbo pending court decision
(Arkansas) -- Pope County is, once again, getting closer to becoming the host of a new casino. The application process to apply for a license has officially closed....

11/19/2019

article Cherokee Nation economic impact on Oklahoma nearly $2.2 billion, study finds
(Oklahoma) -- Cooperation among Oklahoma's tribes and the state helped the Cherokee Nation realize a $2.169 billion economic impact in the state for fiscal year 2018...
article Cherokee Nation's economic impact stretches beyond $2 billion in Green Country
(Oklahoma) -- A new study shows the Cherokee Nation, by itself, invests more than $2 billion a year into local cities and schools in Green Country. “The annual...
article Hoskin Sees Economic Report as Support for Tribes in Gaming Compact Negotiations
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said strong economic figures released Tuesday strengthen the tribe’s position in gaming compact...
article Tulsa Press Club honors former Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker as 2019 Headliner of the Year
(Oklahoma) -- The Tulsa Press Club will honor Cherokee Nation Businesses Executive Chairman and former Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker as the Tulsa Press...

11/17/2019

article Oklahoma tribal affiliate applies to operate Arkansas casino
(Arkansas) -- A subsidiary of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation has filed an amended application to open a casino in Arkansas, either near Russellville or in Dover. The...

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...

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